Alongside the learning I was undertaking of the body, I was also introduced to Ayurveda and its practice as a holistic health approach. Shortly after beginning my career as a Pilates teacher, I also started becoming more aware of eating healthy. However my idea of eating well then was preparing ahead a weekly pot of homemade soup which I froze and reheated for my daily lunch. But despite working at a more relaxed pace and eating well, I was suffering from chronic fatigue. I couldn’t figure out why being healthier in my lifestyle made me more tired than before.
In my initial consultation with an Ayurvedic physician, I discovered the answer to my fatigue. They were pretty simple and logical! I followed diligently the prescription from the physician – such as waking up before sunrise, not having a bath before meals and to avoid eating reheated meals and meals left overnight.
After two weeks of panchakarma – a mind-body healing experience for detoxing the body, strengthening the immune system and restoring balance and wellbeing – I regained my energy and felt revitalised. I was also caught by surprise how the little changes made a significant difference in how I was feeling. The Ayurveda way of healing is basically to live with the rhythms of nature and to respect our body and what it needs. Since then, Ayurveda had been supporting me through my wellbeing for more than 10 years including the pre- and post-natal care of my two pregnancies.