Ayurveda means life wisdom, science or truth. It is the sister science of yoga.

Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India and is considered the oldest system of Health Care in the world. Ayurvedic is a system of both preventative and curative medicine, it has been practiced for at least 5,000 years and perhaps as long as 10,000 years. It is believed that the fundamentals of Ayurvedic Nutrition is about the overall health and wellness of the individual based on the balance and harmony of mind, body, and spirit.

Ayurvedic Nutrition is based on your dosha or constitution. Your dosha is determined at the moment of conception and relates to your qualities, characteristics and tendencies. You will experience emotional, mental and physical changes throughout your life but your constitution does not change.

Making diet and lifestyle choices based on your constitution can help to alleviate any imbalances you are experiencing, decreasing inflammation and pain and can help you maintain optimal health. We are all comprised of the 5 elements and when we go out of balance we can create boundaries to our health and wellbeing.

When we make small changes they can have big impact on our health and quality of life.

What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.

Whether you decide to dip your big toe in or to take a huge step onto the path of Health and Yogic Lifestyle changes, I am here to guide you on your journey toward optimum health and wellness.

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Tandy Pengelly

Ayurveda lifestyle coach at Yoga Shakti School

According to Ayurveda each individual is a unique combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics known as (Prakruti).

Many factors both internal as well as external can effect this constitution (Prakruti), emotions, diet, lifestyle, seasons, work environment, family and relationships.

When we begin to understand our natural tendencies of our constitution it can be easy to reflect and practically manage them, so that we can achieve a natural state of balance and work to minimize the cause that can bring about disease.

But I believe that we must go even deeper than this, and strive to live in harmony with the rhythm of nature to truly achieve the unity of mind body and spirit, because the unity is universal and the rhythm of our health is dependent on the health of all that surrounds us.


A Yogic Lifestyle

Yoga practices such as meditation enable us to watch our minds think, to realize that we must be more than the mind, if we can sit back and watch it generate thoughts. This is the power of the practices…they show rather than tell us.

Tools such as a clean compassionate healthy diet, sound therapy, creativity, social interaction, time spent outdoors  and healing therapies such as massage, are all valuable parts of a committing to a healthier Yogic Lifestyle….one that gives you the opportunity to reduce stress, reduce inflammation and pain and develop a more fulfilling positive connected life.

Pranayama with Yoga Shakti School France

Learn more about what led me to embracing yoga into my life, and striving everyday to work and live with compassion.