Weight Management with Ayurveda, Yoga and Panchakarma
Ayurveda has a very effective approach to managing your weight while promoting good health and overall well being. Because of its understanding of the qualities of food and their relation to dosha and constitution, Ayurveda can help you get rid of what is in excess (causing toxins and creating health problems), as well as to understand what may be preventing you from achieving your optimal weight according to your constitution and level of activity.
In Ayurveda, weight loss or gain is not about counting calories. It is about bringing harmony back into the way you eat your food and live your life. It is about bringing awareness to your constitution, your lifestyle, your habits and your health. It is also about learning to remove excess kapha (excess weight) or to balance vata (insufficient weight).
We have had great results adding weight management programs to a regular constitutional treatment and Ayurvedic regime. While following a traditional Ayurvedic approach to health and dosha imbalance, you can integrate diet and lifestyle changes that will not only improve your health, but also help you lose or gain weight, according to your desire and constitution.
With the help of dietary guidelines, yoga and exercise, and the use of Ayurvedic herbs and herbal preparations, you can gain more control over your weight. Furthermore, by understanding the doshic qualities of foods you can achieve the goals you set for yourself, since you will be able to choose foods according to your constitution, imbalance, time of year, and level of activity, as well as to cook them so as to make them more digestible and avoid the formation of toxins (excess, undigested food).
This is not a quick-fix or diet-pill type of program. As with any other health issue, the Ayurvedic approach is focused on balancing the doshas, and will take into consideration all other aspects to support you in the management of your weight. After all, weight management is about you regaining control over your health and overcoming imbalances that may be creating unhealthy habits and cravings. An individualized Panchakarma program can also prove beneficial for weight management, as it removes any excess dosha and accumulated toxins that prevent you from properly digesting and absorbing nutrients from foods and supplements.
Weight management programs can be integrated into your initial and follow-up consultations. Panchakarma, cleansing Ayurvedic therapies, and a stress management program through yoga and meditation can be very effective to help you manage your weight, by stimulating or decreasing your metabolism, cleansing your body of toxins and improving blood circulation. Contact us today if you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment, and get started on your way to better health!