Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda comes from India and is the oldest known life system being 5,000+ years old.
"Ayur" is translated from Sanskrit to English as "life", or "longevity." "Veda" is translated as "wisdom" or "knowledge."
You'll see Ayurveda referred to as the Science of Life by many, however I prefer how my teacher Mamta Landerman explains it as a Living Wisdom.
The Ayurvedic Sankhya philosophy is rooted in understand our physical reality as one from a spiritual beginning.
Our physical nature is made up of five elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth. Those elements have physical and energetic qualities. And there are three main combinations of these elements/qualities called Doshas. The doshas are "Vata" made up of space and air; "Pitta" made up of fire and water; and "Kapha" made up of water and earth.
We each have all the elements, thus all of the doshas, but in our own unique combination. "Dosha" is translated as "fault, or imbalance", so to know our dosh tendencies and imbalances helps us regain balance through specific lifestyle, diet, and mindset shifts.
Banyan Botanicals has a nice article that explains Ayurveda in more detail.
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What is Dharma?
Dharma is defined by the Oxford dictionary as: the eternal and inherent nature of reality, regarded as a cosmic law underlying right behavior and social order.
Furthermore from Ayurveda, it explains Dharma has both a collective Dharma, known as Sanatana Dharma; as well as an individual Dharma, known as Swadharma.
For our understanding, Dharma is our purpose, our duty, our service, our calling. Both as unique individuals, and as members of the universal collective.
What is Ayurvedic Life Purpose Coaching
Ayurvedic Life Purpose Coaching is a system that Kyle has created combining his personal life experiences in cultivating purpose, professional experience helping others live purposefully, and formal education in sociology, coaching, and Ayurveda.
The wisdom of Ayurveda through the elements, the three doshas, and their qualities informs the three main stages of relating to our Self, Clarifying one's purpose, and Embodying one's purpose.