Because we cannot scrub our inner body we need to learn a few skills to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind. This is the art of Ayurveda.
When we pay attention, whatever we are doing...is transformed and becomes a part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before' everyday life becomes clearer, sharper, and at the same time more spacious.
Yoga therapy refers to the adaptation and application of Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, increase vitality, and improve attitude.
In Ayurveda we view a person as a unique individual made up of five primary elements. The elements are ether (space), air, fire, water, and earth. When any of these elements are present in the environment, they will in turn have an influence on us. We are a composite of these five primary elements, certain elements are seen to have an ability to combine to create various physiological functions. We are all made up of unique proportions of Vata, Pitta and Ka pha. These ratios of the doshas vary in each individual; and because of this, Ayurveda sees each person as a special mixture that accounts for our diversity. Ayurveda gives us a model to look at each individual as a unique makeup of the three doshas and to thereby design treatment protocols that specifically address a persons health challenges. When any of the doshas ( Vata, Pitta or Kapha ) become accumulated, Ayurveda will suggest specific lifestyle and nutritional guidelines to assist the individual in reducing the dosha that has become excessive.
The most important habit you can adopt for wellness is meditation. Meditation helps to form all other habits, it’s helps you to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in life. While far from perfect, but it can help you on your path. However, most importantly, it helps you understand your own mind. Without meditation we never think about what is going on inside your head — it just happens, and we follow its commands like an automaton. As your practice grows, we become more and more aware of what’s going on. We can make a choice about whether to follow the commands. As we understand our self better (not completely, but better), we gain an increased flexibility and freedom.
Schedule time to learn how meditation can create space and peace where before there was none.
Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.
" Yoga therapy is the application of Yoga to individuals to empower them to progress toward greater health and freedom from disease. "
Gloria had the blessed opportunity to study yoga therapy under the guidance of Dr. Omanad in India that gave her the greatest chance to dive into the depths of yoga, beyond the physical. Gloria also brings pranayama and meditation into each class providing a truly balanced, grounded and holistic experience. Her favorite phrases in her classes is “No expectations" it only leads to "Sorrows" and “Don’t do Yoga, Allow Yoga to undo you.”