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We see the word ” balance” alot these days when it comes to health but have you ever thought about what it really means? Is it some far away state attained in the future? Is it only a hope for the highly fit few ? Is it limited to performers like in cirque de soleil?
Here’s how wikipedia describes balance:
-a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
synonyms: equilibrium, equipoise,eveness,symmetry
Aha… “different elements”.…… ka-ching ka-ching ( not one size fits all) . Does this ring a bell to the Ayurvedic approach to well being? Isn’t Ayurveda about finding equipoise within the different elements, seasons, times of life, relationships?
For each element, there is a balanced and imbalanced expression.
When Vata is balanced, a person is lively and creative, but when there is too much movement in the system, a person tends to experience anxiety, insomnia, dry skin, constipation, and difficulty focusing.
When Pitta is functioning in a balanced manner, a person is warm, friendly, disciplined, a good leader, and a good speaker. When Pitta is out of balance, a person tends to be compulsive and irritable and may suffer from indigestion or an inflammatory condition.
When Kapha is balanced, a person is sweet, supportive, and stable but when Kapha is out of balance, a person may experience sluggishness, weight gain, and sinus congestion.
An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance, determine where they are out of balance, and offer interventions using diet, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, marma, music, and meditation to reestablish balance.
“Finding that symmetry is an art” Gedalia
Learn how to restore balance to your chakras / your energy, at my upcoming class: