Knowledge helps man find possibilities where once he saw problems
Rachel is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and RYT-200 yoga teacher. Her practice, Saraswati Ayurveda, is based in Denver, offering Ayurvedic consultations, diet and lifestyle guidance, herbal medicine, cooking lessons and yoga.
She graduated in 2019 from Alandi Ashram’s intensive two year clinical program and continues to study under her teacher, Alakananda Ma. She currently serves on the board of COLORAMA as Membership Chair.
What I love about Ayurveda is that it provides a lens to see the world. Through the framework of the gunas or qualities, we can understand how certain foods, seasons and lifestyle choices will affect our innate balance. Ayurveda teaches us how to be our own physician.
A former elementary school teacher and lifelong "healthy" eater, I discovered Ayurveda whilst dealing with dysbiosis - a micro biome out of balance. I struggled with poor digestion, malabsorption, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Searching for answers, I read an article about Ayurveda online and the lightbulb went off. I began practicing Ayurvedic food combining to support my digestion. Later, I saw a practitioner to learn my prakrti or birth constitution and vikrti or current imbalances. My practitioner gave me dietary advice and a custom herbal formula to tackle the gut bacteria (Candida Albicans) and soothe my anxiety and depression. The following spring, I underwent a week long cleanse called Panchakarma to detox. Afterwards, we rebuilt my micro biome through a Rasayan program. Today, I feel better than ever. I no longer suffer from brain fog, malabsorption, digestive upset and poor mood related to dysbiosis. Thanks to Ayurveda, I have the tools to create balance in my life and the space to appreciate it.
Are there areas in your life that could use some support? I believe that we all deserve to feel amazing. And I want to help you get there. To book a free 10 minute consultation, please visit my website.
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