Santosha Ayurveda is directed by Cheng Liu, dedicated to bringing Ayurvedic healing and education to New York City. Ayurveda is an Alternative Healing medicine from ancient India. Ayu means life and veda means science, literally Ayurveda means the science of life.
Ayurveda understands life to be a conjunction of the body, mind, and spirit. To live a healthy life, Ayurveda realizes a person must understand and listen to the natural rhythm of that conjunction. Ayurveda provides a window into an individual's unique nature, and how to stay in balance using diet and lifestyle. Ayurveda leads to an understanding of how the choices we make with diet, exercise, relationships, and lifestyle can be medicine for our body, mind and soul. The emphasis of Santosha Ayurveda is bringing health through assessing an individual's constitution and simple diet and lifestyle changes.
Being seated in the self is called swasta in Ayurveda. This is the best way to stay healthy and in balance. Ayurveda realizes lack of swasta, or not being seated in the self leads to imbalance. Overeating, over exercising, lack of exercise, emotional eating, and excess alcohol are a few examples of behaviors that stem from a people who are not seated in their body. A consultation at Santosha Ayurveda will educate a client on a healthy diet, lifestyle, Ayurvedic herbs and also teach the client how to listen to their body.