Ayurveda is first of all a science of right living. More specifically the science of learning what is right for you, as no two people have the same exact constitution.
According to Ayurveda the misuse of the senses is one of the main causes of disease and their proper use, one of the most important aspects of treatment.
Examination of life patterns can guide you to optimal well-being for all aspects of life.
Yoga is a practice that has been around for thousands of years and is known for its numerous benefits for both the mind and body. Among its benefits, yoga is known to improve flexibility, balance, and strength, as well as reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also help lower blood pressure and promote better sleep. In addition to the physical benefits, yoga can also help to cultivate mindfulness, self-awareness, and a deeper connection with oneself.
By incorporating an Ayurvedic approach to yoga, the practice can be tailored to each individual's unique needs and constitution. Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic medicine that originated in India and is based on the idea that each person has a unique constitution or dosha. The three doshas are vata, pitta, and kapha, and each person is believed to have a combination of these three, with one or two typically being dominant.
By identifying an individual's dominant dosha, an Ayurvedic practitioner can recommend specific yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practices that are most beneficial for that person's constitution. This approach helps to promote balance, both physically and mentally, and can help to alleviate imbalances that may be causing health issues.
For example, a person with a dominant vata dosha may benefit from slower, more grounding yoga postures, such as forward folds and gentle twists, to help calm their overactive mind and promote relaxation. Meanwhile, a person with a dominant pitta dosha may benefit from more cooling, calming postures, such as inversions and backbends, to help release excess heat and tension in the body. In addition to yoga postures, an Ayurvedic approach to yoga also incorporates dietary and lifestyle recommendations that are specific to each person's dosha. This can include suggestions for foods to eat or avoid, daily routines, and self-care practices that help to promote balance and well-being.
Overall, incorporating an Ayurvedic approach to yoga can enhance the practice by tailoring it to each individual's unique needs, helping to promote balance and alleviate imbalances that may be causing health issues. By incorporating this approach, individuals can experience the numerous benefits of yoga in a way that is customized to their constitution and promotes optimal health and wellness.
Briana is a creative and passionate health coach with twelve years experience guiding people toward a more integrated, balanced life. Her lifetime of study in emotional, physical and spiritual wellness equips her to be an extraordinary resource, helping her clients achieve a life of balance, health and vitality.
Briana's own journey of illness and healing led her to supplement her Sociology and Wilderness Studies degree from the University of Montana with training at the California College of Ayurveda where she became fully captivated by the philosophy and science of Ayurvedic medicine.
Following her passion of building connections with people and cultural exploration, Briana spent several years working all over the world in youth development and adult wellness. She guided student trips, taught English and led health retreats in Thailand, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and India.
In combination with her Mediation Certification and training in Nonviolent Communication, Briana worked as a residential counselor, case manager and program coordinator for Restorative Youth Justice. Briana’s education in holistic therapies, Ayurvedic herbalism and nutrition support her ability to provide a unique and specialized treatment plan for her clients.
Briana is a wife and mother and has expanded her coaching practice to include Ayurvedic prenatal and postpartum support for women. Briana brings warmth and compassion to her practice with complete presence and focus on each person as a unique individual.
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