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Yoga and Wellness with Kim Zen

Yoga, Wellness and Ayurveda

What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient science dating back thousands of years.  The word "Yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root "yug" meaning to yoke together. It is often translated to mean "to link together" such as, mind/body with the spirit. Yoga in western culture is best known for the physical benefits of practicing the postures. Yoga can also include breathing, drawing your attention inward and achieving a one-pointed focus.  Practicing yoga can be relaxing, meditative and help you access a state of flow.  Ultimately yoga can help you better integrate life's experiences.

What is a Wellness Coach? 

"A wellness coach can help a person reach goals they can’t get to alone. A coach: Facilitates insight and clarity through asking questions and personal discovery. Helps find client generated and/or collaborative solutions and strategies. Works with the whole person. Increases accountability and responsibility and stimulates people to accomplish more. Coaching can improve a person’s life in all areas of health and wellness, focusing on the one most important goal first."   *Sources: University of Maryland Medical Center  &  Everyday health.com. 

What is Ayurveda?

Considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The term Ayurveda is taken from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. It has been practiced in India for at least 5,000. The basic principle of Ayurveda is to enhance wellness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through thoughtful diet and life-style choices as well as herbal remedies. *Sources: University of Maryland Medical Center  &  Everyday health.com. 

What is a Ayurvedic Life-Style Coaching? 

"An initial coaching session will gather information about you and use assessment tools to determine your constitutional type and your current state of wellness.  From there you will collaborate with your coach to determine realistic goals for improving your health. In follow-up sessions your progress will be monitored and strategies defined to help you stay on track. Through identifying your dosha, you can learn to shop and eat in a way that is supportive to your individual needs. The same line of thinking also applies in how you exercise.  In a nutshell, ayurvedic life-style consulting can help you feel better and be more active in your life."   *Sources: University of Maryland Medical Center  &  Everyday health.com. 

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