Ayurveda – What is it and is it right for you?

Posted Jun 27 2011, 12:01 am

Webster’s Eleventh Edition Collegiate Dictionary defines “Ayurveda” as a form of holistic alternative medicine. It’s also known as “the science of life.” Please welcome my wonderful massage therapist, Laura Hennings, a practioner of Ayurveda.

ME: Laura, what inspired you to become an ayurvedic?

LAURA: Well, back in the day I was just another hamster running on a corporate wheel. I worked 24/7 because I was paid strictly on commission. I ate like crap, slept little and had bigger worries than my high blood pressure. All that changed when I met Dr. Pearl Laperla. She taught me how to meditate and my world changed. When Dr. Laperla opened her ayureda clinic, I didn’t think twice before going to work for her.

ME: Wow. That’s a HUGE change, Laura. Any regrets?

LAURA : None.

ME: Can you give a simple meditiation that any one can do any time?

LAURA: Of course. “So Hum.” Inhale on the “So” –your breath in should sound like the word “s  then exhale on the “Hum” and your breath out should sound like “hum.”  It literally translates to “I am.” Your eyes can be open or closed. You can do this meditation while falling asleep or when stuck in rush hour traffic.

ME: What can you tell us about ayurveda?

LAURA: Ayurveda is the art of living daily in harmony with the laws of nature. It is an ancient, natural wisdom between health and healing; a science of life. Balance is achieved thru diet, lifestyle, exercise, rest, meditation and breathing exercises. We also use herbs and cleansing/rejuvenation programs to promote a healthy mind, body and spirit. You can also check out my website. www.hometoheal.com.

ME: It was a pleasure having you here today, my friend. If anyone has any questions for Laura, shout ’em out!



10 responses to “Ayurveda – What is it and is it right for you?”

  1. lynda says:

    Good Monday morning! Thanks for being here today and sharing all that you know!
    Love ya!

  2. Sounds like a great way to reduce stress. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Linda White says:

    This sounds like an easy and excellent way to take a “peace break” during the day. Clearing my mind is the hardest thing for me to do. It runs on fast forward all the time, constant motion pictures in my mind. It helps with plotting, but not when I’m trying to fall asleep! I will try this technique at bed time, as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. The hectic world we live in sure could use more balance. Great interview ladies!

  5. Wimpy says:

    Phenomenal berakdwon of the topic, you should write for me too!

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