Living the Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Ayurvedic is a centuries old practice originating from India that means “science of life.” With an emphasis on holistic and natural healing, followers of this ancient and alternative standard of living strive for a balanced and simpler lifestyle. “From the Ayurvedic perspective human beings are not viewed as mere thinking physical machines, but rather as fields of intelligence in dynamic exchange with the energy and information of the environment,” explains Sukhdeep Brar, owner and director of the Brampton Skin Care Academy. “Health is a state of vibrant balance in which all the layers of one’s life are integrated.”
Supporters of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle, including Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and Deepak Chopra, claim the healing system brings both health benefits and balance. “By balance I mean a return to what in medical terms or biological terms is called homeostasis, self regulation,” Chopra has said. “So any disease, doesn’t matter what it is, is a disruption in homeostasis. And in the integrated approach of Ayurveda and many other traditional healing systems, all you’re doing is using different modalities to restore the original state of balance.” Followers of this homeopathic lifestyle focus on healthy foods, detoxification and implement yoga, massage and meditation into their daily routines. According to Chopra, implementing an Ayurveda lifestyle can drastically improve the life of chronic illness sufferers, or people with Coronary artery disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, obesity, and type II diabetes.
“There are many healing aspects to Ayurvedic,” confirms Brar, who teaches The Art of Healthy Living, an Ayurvedic Lifestyle course at her academy. Combining modern and timeless healing traditions, the course is designed to teach the best principles and practices of mind and body medicine from around the world. Curriculum topics include Discovering your Body Type, Opening the Channels of Healing and Living in Tune with Nature. “This course provides the tools to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing through your conscious choices, enlivening the nourishing connection between body, mind, and spirit.”