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What does it mean to be healthy?

Ayurveda’s Definition of Health

Ayurveda has a definition of health that has been used for thousands of years as a

tool of individual insight which helps you create a new connection to self-


समदोषः समाग्निश्च समधातुमलक्रियः ॥

प्रसन्नात्मेन्द्रियमनाः स्वस्थ इत्यभिधीयते ॥४१॥

This is the definition of health written in the ancient Sanskrit language. It says:

"A healthy person is one who has a balanced dosha (natural constitution), a

balanced digestive fire, healthy tissues, waste products (sweat, urine, feces) are

balanced and efficient, the senses are optimally functioning, and the body, mind,

and spirit are working in harmony."

In this way you can ask yourself simple questions to check in with what state of

health you are currently in.

  • Am I feeling like my digestion is easy and efficient?

  • Do I feel like I have a manageable amount of stress in my life?

  • How am I feeling physically?

  • Am I taking time for self-care?

If you ask yourself some of these questions and you see an imbalance in any of the areas look at what resources you have available to help you get to a state of health.

  • If your digestion is needing some attention a session with a coach or Ayurveda Health Counselor can be helpful.

  • Physically feeling like you could use a boost? Try a group exercise class.

  • If you are feeling like you may have been neglecting self-care, be proactive and schedule a massage!

  • Is stress working its way into your day? Come join us for free meditation sessions.

Not sure where to begin? Consider scheduling a free consultation!

~Tonia Mayerle, Ayurveda Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor

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