A brief introduction.

What is Ayurveda?

Start to live wisely according to your personal needs with Ayurveda

Ayurveda simply is the oldest health care system in the world, focussing on the prevention of diseases, and living a balanced life. In Dutch we have a saying “Voorkomen is beter dan genezen” and it makes for a great tagline for Ayurveda. Too bad only a few people in this world speak Dutch.

This is a totally different take on life compared to modern healthcare, but the real power of Ayurveda lies in the acknowledgment of the uniqueness of every individual.

Ayurveda simply helps you feel balanced, throughout the day, throughout the week, simply throughout life.

The first step in living a life more full starts with finding out who you are. Hence, the dosha test to start with. If you want to take a deeper dip on your mind-body type, you can read more on the basics of Ayurveda in this booklet. Expect tips, food recommendations, and a few powerful tricks you can start doing right now.

That being said, I almost forgot to introduce myself. My name is Kim, and I’m the founder of Rasa where I’m turning Ayurveda’s core philosophy into modern and easy to understand the content so you can use it too.

Ayurveda has a lot to offer, and it’s my mission to share how it can fit into your life, but more importantly: give your health a boost. Mentally and physically.

One of the biggest reasons why people don’t think Ayurveda is true because it sounds too good to be true. This is a classic, but why would you believe something before you experience it yourself?

This was exactly what I thought when I first heard the concept of a mind-body type, and how it helped to live healthily and enjoy life.

Ayurveda’s personalized approach to health helps you to understand your mind-body type which supports you to make the best choices in diet, exercise, supplements, and all other aspects of your lifestyle. Even though Ayurveda puts emphasis on the prevention of imbalances it also offers remarkable support once health is disturbed. I can assure you from my own experience. My personal story of how I got into Ayurveda (hint it’s not your usual spiritual woo-woo story) and will give you a good perspective on the reason I’m on a mission to share what I learned).

Find out your mind-body type and work with it instead of against it, to stay in balance.

Of course, this sounds fantastic, yet what do we actually mean with living in balance and in accordance with your mind-body type?! Well again, no straight answer. This depends on so many different circumstances, including your birth constitution (which we call Prakruti in Ayurveda), current imbalance (which we call Vikruti in Ayurveda), the seasons, your work, where you live, what kind of sports you do, and so forth. Since there is no general answer I decided to start Rasa Yoga & Ayurveda. To provide you with practical tips and advice you can easily adapt to your lifestyle as from there you can find out yourself what works for you and whatnot.

If you’re looking for an easy start, I can highly recommend you check out the Introduction to Ayurveda I wrote – which lays out the core philosophy in plain English. It’s full of practical tips, for every mind-body type. Not sure which of the dosha’s you ‘are’? Start with the Ayurveda self-test to find out.