Why We Love Ayurveda

April 10, 2017

Why We Love Ayurveda

The mind-body connection is powerful, especially when it comes to your physical and mental wellbeing.

Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient tradition meaning the science of life, is designed to bring the body back in balance so it can heal itself.

As one of the most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems, Ayurveda was developed by the sages of India, thousands of years before modern medicine scientifically proved the validity of the mind-body connection.

Ayurvedic is designed to help people realize their full human potential.

At Lica Cole, mind, body and spiritual wellness is in the forefront of our minds when creating our skin care. Which is why we recently released our Ayurvedic Smoothing Silk to balance and moisturize the skin and elevate your overall mood.

Since Ayurvedic medicine aligns with our brand’s core values, we wanted to share some knowledge on the practice and shed light on this powerful tradition.

Principles

There are two main principles of Ayurveda.

  1. The mind and the body are inseparably connected
  2. Nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind.

According to pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, Dr. Deepak Chopra says, “freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body.”

Self-awareness and cultivating a state of balance within yourself are key concepts to the practice of Ayurveda.

Meditation

Meditation is a powerful tool to balance the mind and body. When you meditate, you effortlessly enter a state of inner quiet and expanded awareness. This time with yourself refreshes the mind and restores balance as you decrease the production of stress hormones, calm your breathing, slow your heart rate and quietly rest.

By listening to your body and rejected stress, you can feel harmonized with your inner intelligence, making you more aware of what your body needs from you

Knowing Your Body Type

Since Ayurveda is a personalized health approach, everyone’s treatment is different. By knowing your body type, you will be able to make optimal choices about all aspects of your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise and functions of your body like digestion.

In Ayurvedic practices, there are three main doshas, or mind-body types: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each dosha is governed by two of the five master elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth.

According to Chopra, “Space carries all the aspects of pure potentiality – infinite possibilities; air has the qualities of movement and change; fire is hot, direct, and transformational; water is cohesive and protective; and earth is solid, grounded, and stable.”

By finding out what dosha is predominantly prevalent to your body type, you can have a better understanding of  what your needs are emotionally, physically and even dietary. Since Ayurveda focuses on a proper diet and a balanced lifestyle, knowing your body type can help you detox and even reset your digestion. This is why Ayurvedic medicine is such a powerful tool towards optimal health. It includes all elements of your life and wellbeing.

You can find quizzes like this one that can help you find your dosha.

Importance of Nature

Ayurvedic practice is built on the concept that when you’re in balance, you naturally desire only that which nurtures your health and life. You harmonize with your body, you get enough sleep and you desire to be uplifted and nourished by nature.

By rejecting this, overtime this imbalance can become a disorder and then a disease, bringing on more stress and neglect.

There is so much more detail to Ayurvedic medicine, however, the mind-body connection is the heart of the practice, which is something we strongly believe in.

We encourage you to continue to care for your body and to embrace your natural beauty. Like nature is  simply beautiful, so are you.  

 

Kailey Brennan is our Content Executive and Wellness blogger. With a passion for holistic living, she loves to research all these exciting and informative topics so that Lica Cole can spread the beautiful message of natural, green beauty. She is obsessed with essential oils, books, and vegan food, and her favorite Lica Cole product is our Ayurvedic Smoothing Silk

Feel free to contact her with any topic suggests, comments or just to say hello! kailey@licacole.com