My Ayurveda Journey
So, I'm not a blogger, but I have kept journals all of my life. Unlike my private journals, which only someday my children will read, I have decided to keep an online journal of this particular process of my life into Ayurveda. My main reason is that I am finding that when I mention the word Ayurveda, people know very little about it, if at all. It makes sense to me that a healthcare system that originated more than 5,000 years ago deserves some awareness in our current system of medical care. It may be time to bring awareness to this ancient medical science that encourages us to catch imbalance before it begins and develops into disease. The purpose of Ayurveda is to heal and maintain the quality and longevity of life. This has gotten my attention.
I have worked in the Chiropractic field for over 30 years, so yes, a method of alternative practices appeals to me because I have seen it work first hand. A great quote that hangs in many chiropractic offices is: "The Power that Made the Body, Heals the Body". It is time to stop looking "outside" of ourselves to heal and start from the inside and radiate out.
I looked into studying Ayurveda several years ago, and at the time found that the program I was looking into required a yoga teaching certification. So, as someone who really never "practiced" yoga, I decided to enroll in a 200 hour teacher training program. The first day of my classes, I fully expected to feel like I didn't belong in a place where people had honed their skills over a lifetime and was now preparing to share their knowledge with others. I had chosen a place where this was just the opposite. Although my classmates were beautiful examples of yoga posture knowledge and practice, I was welcomed into a community of accepting souls who made me feel like I was right were I belonged. Last night on my first night of my Ayurveda class, I felt exactly the same way ~ so I must be on the right path.
I will be working toward my Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification through Boston Ayurveda School. I plan to write about this process as it relates to my life, but also hope to open up the door of ayurveda to others who may feel like its time to take back their health and well-being and why this ancient art is the oldest continuously practiced healthcare system in the world.