Karen Dubi, ERYT-500, AWC, RD
What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda (pronounced ‘Ah-yur- vay-dah’) is a 5,000- year-old, time-tested system of medicine that originated in India, integrating science with the art of natural healing. The word Ayurveda translates as “knowledge of life.”
The goal of Ayurveda is to preserve the health of a healthy person. Health is more than “an absence of disease”. Rather than merely pacifying symptoms, Ayurveda seeks to address the ‘root cause’ of imbalances and aims to reverse them. Unless the cause is removed, the symptoms will never be cured. True health comes from a balance of physiological systems, emotional state and thoughts. Ayurveda offers practical and natural solutions to prevent most diseases. Ayurveda has become increasingly popular in the United States and around the world due to its relevant principles. The most important concept Ayurveda offers, is Prakriti – Body Constitution – It is a blueprint of your genetic makeup, your personality and physical characteristics. This distinguishes Ayurveda from many other healing sciences. Everybody is different and there is a meaning behind that difference. Once we know the meaning, we can literally change our life. Ayurveda respects each individual Prakriti and offers individually suited diet and lifestyle plans to restore balance. Ayurveda health plans are based on unique individual care, thereby not adhering to the “One size fits all” motto.
Ayurveda as a system of healing.
Life presents us with opportunity as well as challenge. Given that we don’t live in a bubble, we are faced with numerous influences that affect our health on a daily basis. Many of these influences stem from our choices that we make, including diet, lifestyle, exercise, unprocessed emotions an physical and emotional stress. Additionally, there are factors that are beyond our control, such as water and air pollution, environmental influences and harmful chemicals in the food supply, etc. As we interact within the world, both our internal and external worlds will undoubtedly get jostled out of balance. In order to maintain harmony and health, it is important to pay attention to the individual constitution to strengthen the body, mind and consciousness.
Ayurveda has traditionally been used to address the root cause of imbalances in the following areas:
KAREN DUBI, ERYT-500, AWC, RD
Karen is a Registered Dietitian, accredited with the American Dietetic Association. Karen is a well accomplished Yoga Teacher accredited with Yoga Alliance, and currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Development for the 500 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program at YTTI, Yoga Teacher Training Institute. Ayurveda is considered to be the â€˜sister science â€˜ to yoga. Given Karen’s dedication to Yoga and nutrition, she was inspired to learn ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Karen’s professional career had culminated with studies in Ayurveda at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, wherein, she is a Certified Ayurveda Health & Wellness Counselor. For over two decades, Karen has been studying, teaching, practicing and utilizing all that she has learned to better serve and educate people in achieving and maintaining health & harmony. Karen is the founder and managing director of Priya Veda, Inc., providing Ayurveda and Wellness services and product lines. www.priyaveda.com