Ayurveda, the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature, is an ancient natural wisdom of health and healing that was developed in India 5,000 years ago. In Ayurveda, health is a perfect state of balance among the body’s three fundamental energies, or doshas, and an equally vital balance among body, mind, and soul.
Each of these three doshas—air and movement (vata), heat and transformation (pitta), and structure and lubrication (kapha)—play an important function in each person and in all of nature. According to Ayurveda, we each have a constitution comprised of a unique combination of the three doshas that deterrmine our physical, mental, and emotional characteristics and predispositions.
This constitutional structure is constantly bombarded by numerous forces that throw each person’s individual mix of doshas out of balance. Changes in age, the alternating hot and cold of the seasons, the quality of our food, and shifting thoughts, feelings, and emotions all affect the energies in our bodies. Unhealthy diet, insufficient exercise, and repressed emotions are among the numerous factors that can disturb our doshic balance. The most potent unbalancing force in modern culture is excess stress—from work, relationships, economics, or just the fast pace of life in the 21st century.
Ayurvedic Consultation | 1.5 hours and half- hour follow-up $125
During this consultation, your doshic constitution and current imbalances will be determined by pulse reading and other assessments. We will review your detailed health history and discuss your current health concerns. Based on this evaluation, various lifestyle changes and/or therapeutic regimens will be suggested to help bring the doshas back into balance. Possible changes could include cleansing of the senses, sleep habits, and diet; yoga, pranayama, mantra, and meditation; herbs; and/or Ayurvedic oil therapies. Together we will choose several changes that seem practical for you to implement during the next two weeks. In a follow-up meeting we will examine what worked and what didn’t, and further recommendations will be made.
Coming soon Ayurvedic therapies will be offered, including abhyanga, a warm herbalized oil massage; shirodhara, in which a continuous soothing stream of warm herbalized oil flows over the forehead; nasya, a nasal treatment, and Ayurvedic cleanses.
To make an appointment, please call: 617-462-1949
Lynn Hickey Schultz, Ed.D., C-IAYT, is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Lynn is also a RYT-200 yoga teacher trained mainly in Iyengar and Kripalu styles, though also practiced in other types of yoga, including Triyoga, and a certified Yoga Therapist. Trained originally as a developmental psychologist, she is fascinated by how Ayurveda and yoga can help people develop physically, emotionally, and spiritually.