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.
Before discovering Ayurveda, I struggled with poor digestion, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Despite my best efforts at eating healthy, I had developed dysbiosis - a micro-biome out of balance. Frequent antibiotics during childhood coupled with bad habits in my twenties had led to an overgrowth of bad gut bacteria - Candidiasis.
In short, my digestion had become unmanageable.
Searching for answers, I discovered Ayurveda. I began practicing Ayurvedic food combining and eventually saw a practitioner to learn my birth constitution (prakruti) and imbalances (vikruti). My practitioner gave me dietary advice and a custom herbal formula to tackle the gut bacteria.
Immediately, my anxiety and depression began to subside.
The following spring, I underwent a week-long cleanse (called Panchakarma) to shed toxins and restore digestion. Today, I feel better than ever. I no longer suffer from brain fog, digestive upset and poor mood. Thanks to Ayurveda, I have the tools to create balance in my life and the space to appreciate it.
Are there areas of your wellness that could use some support? I believe that we all deserve to feel amazing. And I want to help you get there. Schedule a free conversation today.
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