What is Ayurveda? What does “Dosha” mean? Why should I care? This blog post tries to guide you in answering these questions for yourself.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing sciences -- a holistic approach to health focused on maintaining physical and emotional balance. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. Ayurveda seeks to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through diet, lifestyle, and herbal remedies. This can be done by balancing your basic body constitutions, called doshas.
According to Ayurvedic beliefs, these three doshas are present in every person:
We also have a “quick and dirty” quiz you can take in our studio. Stop by to pick one up. Also, please comment below with your questions or insights!
How often do we seek change? And how often do we resist it? We don’t realize that life is a continuum, and in that continuum, change is implied.
Change can be challenging, especially when we are uncertain about the outcome. When we transition into this period with hope and an open heart, we can trust that one day all the pieces will fall into place.
We live our lives without the awareness that we are all interconnected. But life itself connects us, and bring us together. We each play an important role in each other’s path, and in relation and connection with one another.
I know--it sounds mystical--but I want to convey that all the parts create the whole when they connect and harmoniously dance together, evolving from messy puzzle into a beautiful picture.
As many of you know, we (Nicole, Stephani and me-Marisa) and many of you crossed paths teaching and learning at the former Allay Yoga Studio. Pam Kaufman, the owner, had the soul power to bring together, and hold a special place for us to grow and connect. (Thank you Pam!) After years of evolving, life came along with its changes transforming all of us.
Today, as a result of weekly meetings trying to put the pieces together, and with the support of a wonderful local community, NiMaSte begins its journey. A path to serve, allowing everyone to express, grow and evolve with us.
Smiling from our hearts,
NiMaSte (Nicole, Marisa and Stephani)
The Namaste From NiMaSte Blog is written by the Nimaste Yoga staff.