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Ayurvedic Nutrition & Lifestyle

Ayurvedic Nutrition & Lifestyle

Private consultations involve working one-on-one to determine your individual constitution & imbalances. Through this discovery, you will be given nutrition & lifestyle practices to  help restore balance in the body, mind, and soul.  Book a session directly with Shauny!  Note that you can also book combo sessions of Ayurveda & Private Yoga!

Ayurveda literally translates into the science of life. It is a 5,000 year old form of  healing and medicine originating in India.  According to Ayurveda, everything including ourselves are composed of 5 elements: ether, air, fire, water, and earth. Combinations of these elements form the doshas, mind or body types. They govern all physical and mental processes and provide a path to health and fulfillment. The three doshas are:

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Ether & Air

The Vata dosha is composed of the elements of ether & air which have the qualities or "gunas" of being cold, dry, light, moving, changing, & irregular. When in balance, It presents itself as movement within the body, the actions of the nervous system, and the process of elimination. In the mind, it is present as creativity, liveliness, and enthusiasm.

Fire & Water

The Pitta dosha is composed of the elements of fire & water, which have the qualities or "gunas" of being hot, intense, penetrating, pungent, sharp, and acidic. It controls the metabolism, digestion, and production of energy in the body. In the mind, it is the sharpness, intellect, and logic. 

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Water & Earth

The Kapha dosha is composed of the elements of water & earth, which have the qualities or "gunas" of being heavy, slow, steady, solid, cold, soft, and oily. Kapha is manifested in the body as maintaining the structure; holding the cells together to form the muscles, fat, bone, and tissue.