More than just a natural health system, Ayurveda is a complete understanding of all aspects of life. It is an engaging guide for maintaining optimum health as we navigate all of the twists and turns of life.
Ayurveda uses a variety of methods that enable an individual to rid his/herself of disease. Even simple shifts in food selection, cooking methods and spices according to one’s Ayurvedic constitution yield dramatic improvements.
Ayurveda also uses herbs, Yoga, breathing practices, meditation, Ayurvedic bodywork, warm oil treatments and cleansing therapies with the conviction that if you give the body the right conditions, it has a powerful capacity to return to health. Every cell has inherent intelligence; that is the power of healing from within.
Susan Pulley moved to the Netherlands to teach for the Academy of Ayurvedic Studies in 2008. Shortly after, she founded Atma Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic wellness clinic offering nutrition consultations and Ayurvedic therapies. She specializes in women’s health & menopause, stress and burnout.
Susan teaches how to use Ayurveda & Yoga to address specific health concerns. She helps people learn practical ways to transform their health and vitality.
A long-time classical Hatha yogini (since 1999) and instructor (2005), Susan also trained in Ayurvedic Yoga, which effectively uses yoga asanas according to the medical condition and body type to restore optimum health.
A powerful triad
Ayurveda, Yoga and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) share similar roots. Independently, each could be considered a complete system itself in addition to a life study. Together, they form a even more powerful triad, offering effective guidelines for all aspects of life, from health to psychology to spirituality. At Atma Ayurveda, I use Ayurveda primarily and integrate the others. People come for physical healing from the effects of stress and disease, and leave with much more.
Fun facts about these Vedic sciences:
Language: Sanskrit- that’s the one that looks like calligraphy with lots of curly-que’s and perfectly metered lines putting Shakespeare to shame.
Age: Old. really, really old. 2000+ years old. So old it is said that the knowledge was ‘remembered’ rather than invented or discovered. Which means it is in all of us and always has been.
East Meets West: Historically subdued by conquerors and colonialists, Ayurveda, Yoga and Jyotish are experiencing a revival. Meanwhile, more and more westerners find them to be effective in making changes in their lives. I commonly hear clients and students say they come because Ayurveda feels intuitive and familiar, just as relevant to modern times and their lives as their Indian peers.
Did you know? Like many Traditional Medicines, Ayurveda is considered by the World Health Organization to be a complete medical system.