Nature, time, and patience are the three great physicians.
How many of us go to our health care provider and say, “Hey Doc, I feel great! What can I do to stay this way?” Not so many. In fact, most of us don’t go to the doctor until there is a strong feeling of dis-ease within the body. But disease doesn’t appear over night, it often takes years for manifestation. Wouldn’t it be easier to stop the disease process before it starts? To catch small imbalances before they turn into big ones, and gently guide the body back to health?
Ayurveda, literally translated as “The Science of Life”, is a system of medicine that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. A sister science to yoga, Ayurveda offers invaluable tools for good health. Its premise is simple, live in accordance with natural law. Ayurveda places great emphasis on preventative medicine and building immunity. It is easier to maintain than regain. Knowledge of Ayurveda gives us the opportunity to take responsibility for our own health.
ki, Qi, and prana
The Japanese, Chinese, and East Indian words for "life force". It is the cultivation of this energy that keeps us strong, healthy, and able.
Liken our nervous system to the roots of a plant. Just as the roots need water for the plant to reach its fullest potential, so our nerves need cerebrospinal fluid for the body to function optimally. Craniosacral therapy is an offshoot of Osteopathy. It is a method whereby the structure of the spinal column and skull are seen and felt to be moving from within, in accordance with the pulsing rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid. Inside our skull and spinal column is the space where our brain and nervous system reside and do their work. As we all know this nervous system is the bio-computer that regulates the workings of the whole body, furthermore it is the seat of our social and highest intelligence.