Ayurvedic Counseling 

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With Esther Brown 

Through Ayurveda coaching sessions Esther teaches and helps clients to return to their true purpose, to follow their Dharma (purpose in life). In order to be healthy and well we have to be aligned with our truth; this leads to happiness and health.

SERVICES

FIRST SESSION: CONSULTATION. ($50)

 

  1. During the first encounter with the client we share an overview of what Ayurveda is and we give a brief introduction of the whole process. 

  2. We answer any questions that the client might have.

  3. The client determined the goals of her/his Ayurvedic Plan.

 

SECOND SESSION: SELF-ASSESSMENT ($225) 

 

  1. Health Self-Assessment: The client identifies and shares one or more conditions or complaints -physiological, mental, emotional, energetic- that she/he wants to work on. 

Examples of physiological complaints: hypertension, diabetes, low back pain, joint issues, etc. 

Examples of mental complaints: anxiety, depression, addiction, etc. 

Examples of emotional complaints: fears, attachments, codependent relationships, etc. 

Examples of energetic complaints: chakra unbalances, blockages, etc.

All of theses conditions are interrelated and can give physical, mental, or emotional symptoms.   

The health assessment consists of general questions about client’s health and family background that are important to create the appropriate wellness-health plan which includes asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing), mudras (hand gestures), diet, and meditation wellness plan.

  1. Dosha Assessment: In Ayurveda, the five elements that are found in all living things—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—are the building blocks of life. While this foundation unites all humans, the manifestation of those elements through the doshas is what gives rise to our differences. How the three doshas appear, and in what proportion, is what makes each of us unique. The dosha assessment allows the practitioner to know what is the constitution (Prakruti) of the client, which is permanent, and what is the current state (Vikruti) or unbalances of the client. Vikruti is what causes imbalances and diseases. The last assessment under the dosha evaluation is the 3 gunas or mind states. 

  2. Discuss Current Life-style: The client discuss her/his current lifestyle and we go over what are the possible changes or adjustments. 

 

THIRD SESSION: AYURVEDA WELLNESS PLAN ($225) 

 

The Ayurveda wellness plan contains the following information:

 

  1. Client’s Prakriti (constitution) 

  2. Client’s Vikruti (imbalances) information and detailed explanation

  3. General information about the main complaint that wants to be address from an ayurvedic perspective.

  4. The objective of the Ayurveda wellness plan according to client’s desire stated on the health assessment.

  5. Personalized and customized asana sequence (yoga postures and practice) to address/improve the complaint. 

  6. 2 meditations relevant to the condition.

  7. Yoga nidra session and mediation will be alternated.

  8. Proposed mudras (hands gestures. The position of our hands has the ability to influence energy of our physical, emotional and spiritual body. Mudras help to link the brain to the body, soothe pain, stimulate endorphins, change the mood and increase our vitality.)

  9. Cleansing techniques (if applicable)

  10. Dietary suggestions

  11. Dinacharya (Lifestyle and daily routine changes as per ayurvedic perspective)

  12. Recommended treatments (abhyanga, shirodhara, panchakarma, etc.)

 

 

FOLLOWING PRIVATE SESSIONS ($125 OR $1,100 for a package of 10)

 

These sessions are recommended once a week for the first three months. 

 

Private sessions include:

 

  1. Chanting 

  2. Ayurveda and healthy living coaching

  3. Asana practice (AyurYoga/Holistic Yoga Practice)

  4. Pranayama (breathing techniques)

  5. Mudras or cleansing techniques

  6. Sounds healing practice

  7. Meditation or Yoga Nidra

  8. Closing Prayer

 

The client has the option to attend my yoga sessions with other clients and use this private session for only Ayurvedic counseling (go over the life style adjustments, diet-nutrition, cleansing techniques, discuss challenges adjusting to an Ayurvedic lifestyle, any other concern that the client has.) If the client chose this option, the price for private session is $85

 

 

NOTE: All the above sessions can be purchased separate 

What is Ayurveda?

 

Ayurveda, India’s ancient science of life and longevity dates back approximately 5,000 years. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit. 

Ayurveda is designed not only to prevent disease from occurring, but also helps to bring one’s constitution back into balance. Mental and emotional guidelines, diet, lifestyle, herbology, bodywork, and yoga are just a few examples of how it is used to create better health.

Our uniqueness must be recognized and nourished. Just as no two people have the same fingerprint, we each have a very individual divine expression that must be encouraged. Many conditions can be balanced with an Ayurvedic lifestyle and treatments. 

 

The three main guiding principles of Ayurveda 

 

  1. The mind and the body are inextricably connected

  2. Nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind

  3. Likes attracts likes 

 

Tri-Dosha

Recognizing that human beings are part of nature, Ayurveda describes three fundamental energies that govern our inner and outer environments: movement, transformation, and structure. Known in Sanskrit as Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth and Water), these primary forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body.

 

Vata is a combination of air and ether elements.

Vata governs movement for all bodily processes. Because of the predominance of air and ether in these types they are gifted with a creative, active and flexible mind. When out of balance Vata experience fear, restlessness, nervousness and anxiety. Vata types have irregularity in appetite and digestion. They are plagued with dryness, and because air resides in the colon, constipation can be an issue. Vata also regulates the brain, ears, bones, joints, skin and thighs. Some of the attributes of Vata are dry, light, cold, rough, subtle, mobile and clear. Any of these qualities in excess can cause imbalance. During the fall season Vata will tend toward dryness and aggravation therefore the application of oils on the body is imperative at this time.

 

 

Pitta primarily element is fire with water as the secondary element.

Pitta governs the energy of digestion and metabolism. A Pitta person expresses fire in their constitution, which is hot, sharp, consuming and penetrating. Pitta types are very intelligent and have good comprehension. They can become aggravated, angry and jealous when imbalanced. Pitta’s fire and water elements express in the form of hot, light, mobile, liquid and oily. Pitta people tend to have diseases such as fevers, inflammatory diseases and jaundice. Common symptoms include skin rashes, ulcers, headaches and stress. Summer is the season of predominately fire; hence more pitta arises during this time, so a cooling lifestyle is recommended.

 

Kapha is a combination of the water and earth elements.

Kapha governs the energy of lubrication and cohesion. Kapha types are enduring, strong and grounded. They tend to have tender loving dispositions when balanced, yet when they are imbalanced, they can lean towards lethargy, depression and attachment. Some of the qualities of Kapha are cold, heavy, unctuous, stable and dense. The disease connected to the water and earth elements are flus, sinus congestion, sluggishness, weight gain, diabetes and water retention. During the winter and early spring, Kapha tends to accumulate so a lifestyle that is warming and mobilizing is very helpful.

 

 

Sessions are offered in-person and online.

 

Cancellation Policy: we require that all cancellations are made within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment. If you do not cancel your appointment at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled time, you will be invoiced for the appointment. This invoice must be paid before you will be able to reschedule

Please Note: The services offered by Ego Friendly Living in Ayurveda are to diagnose any illness or neither provide any medical diagnosis or medical treatment and is not a substitute for medical care. Ayurveda is currently considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States. It is not licensed by the state of Nevada as a medical discipline or practice. All services and treatments provided are complementary or alternative to health care services provided by health care practitioners. Ayurveda is complementary and supportive to your wellness.