Ayurveda Life Purpose Coaching: Are You A Good Fit?

Updated: Jul 17

Do any of these sound like you?

You want to connect more with your intuition and your nature.

You want to be in balance with the rhythm of the natural elements, seasons and cycles of the moon.

You have a passion for using your gifts to serve others.

You are overall "healthy" and "successful" but feel lost, unfulfilled, or out of balance and are seeking more confidence, peace, and joy.

You are passionate about making sustainable change through holistic lifestyle, diet, and mindset transformation.

You are open-minded and willing to try and learn new things.

You are emotionally intelligent or want to develop better emotional intelligence.

You are purpose-driven and spiritually oriented.

If you said yes to any of these, you're probably a great candidate for Ayurvedic Life Purpose Coaching. (or do you know someone this sounds like?)

So first, what is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda comes from India and is the oldest known health system at 5,000+ years old.

"Ayur" is translated from Indian Sanskrit to English as "life", or "longevity."

"Veda" is translated as "wisdom" or "knowledge."

One of my teachers, Mamta Landerman, explains it as a "Living Wisdom" that uses universal principles to guide the human being as a whole (body, mind, spirit), and as a unique individual at this moment in time. There is never a one size fits all approach from Ayurveda.

The Ayurvedic Sankhya philosophy is explains our physical reality as one from a spiritual beginning and that our physical nature is made up of five elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth.

You can find more information and resources about Ayurveda on my website.

So how does this mix with life purpose?

Ayurveda is part of the Vedic texts where the wisdom of our four pursuits in life, the "Purusarthas" are described. These four pursuits are Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha.

Dharma is a Sanskrit term more widely known in the west, and often related to purpose. While one's life purpose is fair takeaway it is more fully translated as duty, service, or to live in right action. It is this living in right action for our personal and societal development that is Dharma.

If you do not feel connected to your right action, or purpose, then you will often feel lost and apathetic about life. It's a foundation for living a fulfilling life. You might say it is your Why, Calling, Purpose, and where your passions come from.

You don't need a job to live your purpose...

Now while this is extremely important to have, 5,000 years ago the ancestral elders of India understood we have other needs for fulfillment. They called these Artha, Kama, and Moksha.

Artha is often translated as prosperity and wealth, our material possessions or nature, and it can also be understood as our pursuit for security and safety in the physical form. In modern reality we live in a society that requires us to make a certain amount of financial prosperity or wealth to afford things that bring us security and stability through our jobs.

We can also see this as a pursuit to cultivate our natural gifts so they can become valuable skills to apply in our lives, jobs, and careers.

You don't need a job to live your purpose, but when you are able to understand and apply your natural gifts and purpose in a work setting, it is likely to lead to greater financial prosperity and wealth from those efforts.

Keep in mind, the economy you live in is also a big factor for how you apply your purpose and gifts, but that is a bigger topic for another time.

So, when you have purpose and security, you naturally desire more joy and pleasure in life. This can be understood as Kama.

Add in some freedom, Moksha, and you've got a full life.

Freedom doesn't fully do Moksha justice though. Moksha is translated more directly as liberation. This freedom I speak of is not the western idea of "don't tread on me", I will do what I want. It is the idea that from discipline we can be free, or liberated, from the mundane desires of mind and body, with our spiritual intuitive wisdom in charge.

Maintaining the balance between these four pursuits is the practice of living your purpose.

And Ayurveda gives uses the lifestyle, and dietary blueprint to live that wisdom in our modern life. Because, the healthier we are, the easier it is for to serve others, cultivate our gifts, enjoy life, and do so for as long as possible.

So what do you think?

Would Ayurvedic Life Purpose Coaching be a good fit for you?