About Ayurveda

About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a complete, holistic medical science that’s over 5,000 years old.  In Sanskrit, “ayus” means life and “veda” is knowledge. Ayurveda is often described as the knowledge or study of life. Also known as, the “art of living.” It’s a system based on the universal laws of nature, which can be applied to any time period, culture, or geographic location.

Although the earliest records date back thousands of years, it is considered to be the oldest living-wisdom system that evolves and holds relevance throughout time.

The traditions of this centuries old Ayurvedic process has focussed on anti-aging and rejuvenation programmes to prevent disease and to maintain an optimum healthy state of the mind and body in unison and its very core is concentrated on this.

There are a variety of tools used in Ayurveda to assist the healing process. They include diet, herbal medicines, yogic practices, rejuvenation therapies, lifestyle regimes, and sense therapies (aromatherapy, body therapy, colour therapy, sound healing and so on). Each tool is set in place with the purpose of cultivating wholeness for the individual by creating harmony between our internal and external environments.

By observing the five great elements, Ether (Space/Akasha), Wind (Air/Vayu), Fire (Agni),Water (Jal), and Earth (Prithvi) we can learn how each element expresses itself within our own being and can determine if they are manifesting properly, badly, or too much.

Each of us is born with a certain ratio of each one of these elements that make up our constitution (referred to as dosha) or genetic make-up.

As our original state generally changes throughout our life, we provide a solution by applying the opposite qualities of the element that is out of balance.   This is achieved by establishing one’s dosha (s) vata, pitta or kapha and is used to determine what kind of medicine and/or treatment is needed.

Through understanding the cycles of nature and our own true character, we are able to restore balance and maintain optimal health of the mind, body, and spirit. The primary goal of Ayurveda is self-healing by encouraging well-being and alleviating disease.

About Ashish Paul

Ashish Paul is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and Physician, recognised by the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (APA) and a Registered Yoga (Pranayama) Teacher.  It is Ashish’s intention to teach you to honour the mind-body-spirit connection with balancing, natural therapies that treat root causes,
not just symptoms.  

Ashish’s practice is focused on preventative healthcare through maintaining a connection to nature with food, lifestyle, and seasonal practices. Ashish leads Ayurvedic workshops, gives public talks, and facilitates day and residential retreats.
 
Having been inspired by her clients’ different healing journies and an instilled passion for health and wellness Ashish came to the UK with the intention to bring this wonderful institution and centuries old Ayurvedic process, to us westerners, to show that we can prevent disease and maintain optimum health 100% effectively and naturally, without the need for prescription medicine.  Ashish’s very foundation is centred around this.

The bulk of her Ayurvedic training was at the Ayurvedic College in India where she completed her BAMS, studying for five and a half years to become an Ayurvedic physician.  Ashish has also acted on a consultancy basis setting up clinics in India and most recently founded a treatment centre in Switzerland in Europe.

Ashish has also studied and is an expert in herbal medicine (studied here in the UK at the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine), offers pulse diagnosis treatments and continues to study and teach Pranayama Yoga. Most recently Ashish completed an NLP Master Practitioner course offering techniques for use with Ayurvedic practices which aid and facilitate coping with stress.

Ashish is dedicated to Ayurveda and wants us all to know how to truly live in harmony, within ourselves and the environments we live in. Ashish is currently seeing clients at her clinics in London, India and Switzerland as well as teaching in Paris with the EAA – European Ayurvedic Academy and Ahimsa Centre where she is part of the teaching faculty.

As a Herbalist and Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Ashish supports people in their diet, lifestyle, and well-being to achieve optimal vibrancy and health naturally.  To contact Ashish to inquire about speaking engagements or to have her advise on a consultancy basis please contact us.