dhyana Center practitioners blend the philosophy of Ayurveda with the application of Medicinal Aromatherapy to create a unique and individualized approach to health care. We are also dedicated to furthering each person’s education about gaining and maintaining health. In that spirit, we offer you more information about Ayurveda and Finding Your Dosha and Aromatherapy.
All About Ayurveda
By now many people have heard the word “Ayurveda” and recognize it as a healing system. Ayurveda means “Science of Life,” and, as a traditional medicine of India, was designed to elementally evaluate the mind, body and spirit.
Foods to avoid:
Astringent foods, fermented foods, pickled foods and vinegar, citrus, anything dry and too many raw foods.
Nutritives that help restore balance to Vata include:
Daily sesame oil rubs, ashwaganda & licorice tea, ghee, essential fatty acids and essential oils of Vetiver, Basil, Ginger and Palmarosa.
Foods to avoid:
Chilies, raw onions and garlic, fried foods, excessively spicy foods and foods in the nightshade family (potatoes, peppers, eggplant).
Nutritives that help restore balance to Pitta include:
Aloe vera juice, Neem/Triphala tea, evening primrose oil and essential oils of Frankincense, Yarrow and Lavender.
Foods to avoid
Diry products, foods containing sugars and salt, mucousy foods such as bananas and oatmeal and heavy foods such as bread (processed carbohydrates) and soy.
Nutritives that help restore balance to Kapha include:
Dashamula/Vacha teas, castor oil packs and essential oils of birch, marjoram, grapefruit and rosemary. Movement builders such as dry brushing are also helpful.