The "Perfect Health with Ayurvedic Lifestyle" program was originally developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. Both are very well known in the areas of self help and mind-body-spirit based healing/wellness. They developed a blended approach using modern science, ancient medicinal methods, along with many recent innovations in medicine, including how to balance gut bacteria and the microbiome. Participants in the PH program learn meaningful and practical ways to integrate modern life with scientifically proven methods to improve health, wellness and vitality.
In conjunction with ancient philosophies and teachings that are at least 5,000 years old, Perfect Health with Ayurveda has been adapted to accommodate modern day needs. Ayurveda is the study of life and it is a very important approach to how we interact with the Universe and nature, how we metabolize experiences, emotions, and nutrition.
Ayurveda is all about self-awareness and self discovery. These teachings are very personal to the student and can help improve health, from both emotional and physical perspectives. Mental health is obviously part of positive processing of emotions, but Ayurveda can also help individuals better understand about that which is being digested within and causing imbalances. The Ayurvedic lifestyle and approaches are always geared towards bringing everything back into harmony and balance.
When participating in the classes, students are given a simple quiz that helps them to identify which mind-body makeup they are. There's three different "types" called "doshas" in Ayurveda which are identified as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. All humans have traits from each of the types of doshic qualities that make up our mind body constituencies. It's very interesting that when you drill down, you can identify which one you're most aligned with.
It can be extremely helpful to know what dosha type you are and how you can detect if you're out of balance. Leah has used Ayurveda to help lower inflammation and improve her health, which has been affected by Lyme disease over the past few years. She claims that incorporating an Ayurvedic lifestyle has played a major role in freeing herself from chronic pain and improved overall well-being. Leah identifies as a Vata-Pitta.
Self-awareness and knowing exactly who you are and what is needed to be most in balance in life is so critical. Knowing this key information can help you identify what foods you should stay away from if you're feeling agitated or if you're feeling depressed. It can help you tap into your "inner pharmacy" to find what uplifts you and bring you back into balance.
Leah Marie is launching her program online and will be conducting workshops throughout MA, CT, and RI focusing on Ayurveda. It is definitely an empowering and powerful healing program to learn about. Using this ancient wisdom with modernized, science-based approaches is the key to optimize your body for wellness, your mind and spirit to be at peace, and live in balance with the Universe while on the journey of your life.