Yoga and Ayurveda are two sister practices that originated in India five thousand years ago. These sister sciences, despite their great age continue to be relevant in the modern world and across cultures, offering deep insights about inner human nature and our relationship to the natural world around us.
Integrating Ayurvedic principles into your yoga practice can create a deeper, richer experience. Many view yoga as a gentler way to exercise, with most long-time practitioners realising that yoga is not just physical, it creates balance in the mind, emotions and consciousness. They realise too that yoga shares the same origins and goals as Ayurveda and both are a means to gain better health and state of mind.
According to Ayurvedic principles each of us has a unique constitution, these constitutions are called doshas and are linked to the elements. Vata (air and ether), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (earth and water). Ayurveda helps us create a foundation for self-realisation, by giving us practical means for understanding how the universe works within us.
Amid the upcoming Christmas holiday’s it is very easy to become bloated and ill with the amount of rich foods and alcohol we consume.
This is the best time to take a holiday focused around health and relaxation among like minded people. Make the start to 2020 a positive and healthy one, joint us at Lotus Blooming Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat, where we aim to give you the very best in all your experiences with us.
Caroline, thank you for welcoming me so warmly into your retreat and for sourcing great teachers to maximise my experience. Good luck with the changes that are coming your way and hope you get to shape your idyllic retreat all in one great space. I wish you the “luck of the Irish”