Balanced Healthy Dosha Consultations with Monique McDonell
We are excited to announce a new extension of our current Ayurveda offerings here at Evolve: Dosha Consultations with local Ayurvedic practitioner Monique McDonell of Essential Ayurveda. We already carry Monique’s wildly popular line of personal care products, teas and oils in-store at all times, so adding these personal consultations makes perfect sense! During a Dosha Consultation, Monique can assist you with dietary and lifestyle recommendations for your specific needs which can help you get back into balance.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu system of medicine is designed to bring the body back into balance so that it can heal itself. Ayurveda views the mind as the origin of all disease. Most people are aware that the mind is quite powerful and creates protective patterns and belief systems that shape us from early childhood. As children, they keep us safe and out of harms way; as adults, they manifest as stress in the body.
Research has shown that emotional stress is processed through the gut, causing the digestive process to break down first. Depending on your genetic predisposition (what Ayurveda refers to as your body type, or Dosha), your body will break down in its own unique way as a response to this stress and a compromised ability to process it.
Diet, herbal treatment and yogic breathing are utilized in Ayurvedic medicine to help the body rebalance and to help provide the mental clarity to change non-beneficial mindsets.
What is a Dosha?
In Ayurvedic medicine, one’s individual body type is called a dosha. The doshas reflect three of the elements in nature, called vata (air), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth-water).
Each person can be viewed as a unique combination of these three principles, or doshas, with different proportions of each element occurring within us. These three basic doshas can then be combined to create ten unique mind-body types based around what we eat, how we exercise, when we sleep, and even where we prefer to live. Each of the ten has its own unique blueprint.
Once you know your body type (vata, pitta or kapha), it’s like having a roadmap that points you in the right direction of becoming your best self, so that you can fulfill your potential and experience more joy.
About Dosha Consultations:
A Dosha Consultation can provide personalized recommendations for resetting digestion, restoring balance and function, and proper detoxification.
Understanding and balancing the doshas is part of the traditional Ayurvedic healing system which originated in India.
At your Dosha Consultation, you and Monique will complete the customized Dosha Questionnaire to guide you in understanding your unique Dosha mix (your unique combination of the elements).
You will begin to understand your Dosha at birth and where you may be out of balance. We will discuss dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help you get back into balance.
50 minute consultation: $50
To book your Dosha consultation, call Evolve at 815-444-9905. Monique will also be available for walk-in consultations and questions as her schedule allows.