“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
When it came to choosing the name for my practice back in 2016, it did not take me too long to find one. I have been fascinated by Eastern culture as long as I remember myself. By Eastern I mean Indian, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese in the first place. I read many Eastern fairy tales and stories as a kid. What attracted me was the fact that there always seemed to be a not-so-standard solution to difficulties in those stories. Later on, as an adult, I kept exploring Eastern and Western cultures in all possible ways: read literature, studied languages, philosophy, travelled, practised martial arts, Yoga, Chinese tea ceremony, Chinese calligraphy etc. What attracted me this time was the slow pace and timelessness of all these activities, as opposed to a life full of stress (stress-ful!) in a large metropolis at the beginning of the new millennium. And, of course, focus on internal processes and the message that the most beautiful processes take place inside us and that the most important things take time to develop.
As far as important ‘things’ are concerned, for example health or education, I almost never chose quick solutions. Well, sometimes I did, and I never liked the long-term results. I always sought the root cause of everything that is happening to me, so eventually I landed on this path to sustainable wellbeing that I am following now. The more I learn, the more it seems to make perfect sense, however it seems that common sense is becoming quite uncommon these days!
I started practising Ayurveda in 2013 out of harsh necessity, in order to “fix” myself and my beloved ones, because official medical treatments were either nonexistent or failed.
Ayurveda is the oldest medical system, it originated in India and has been practised for over 5000 years. It is a holistic medical system that takes into account the whole person, with their individual traits and circumstances, rather than reducing diseases to the physical body parts out of context.
What started as an attempt to “fix” a part of the body that didn’t work properly turned into a new balanced lifestyle and eventually a new profession.
I can now clearly see my whole journey until now: with causes and effects, my choices and their consequences. From time to time there are thoughts like: “If only I knew this when I was a teenager!” or “If only someone told me this 15 years ago!” That’s why I am doing what I am doing: educating people about natural health and wellness and supporting them right where they are in their life, walking a few steps of their journey with them.
Wherever we want to go, near or far, we always have to make the first step. It is very often the most difficult step to make, the first one. With time, I came to understand this proverb in a healing context: if life is a journey then, whatever your destination is, you need a reliable vehicle (your body) to get you there. If your body is not doing well it is likely that all areas of your life will be affected. We all know: if we are in pain or discomfort, there is hardly any resource left for anything else but finding a way out of that pain. By asking yourself questions like “why do I suffer?” and “what is the root cause of my suffering?” you have a chance to begin your journey towards healing. Next steps would include taking responsibility for your choices, your body and mind, your emotional state, and proactively looking for solutions. Nobody in this world will know what is happening to you better than yourself, all helpers around you might have an idea but ultimately it is you who will know what works and what doesn’t work for you.
Unfortunately, there is no single method or solution that can help all without exception. Moreover, it may take a few years and several (dozens) different specialists to get you where you want to be in terms of health and wellness.
If you suffer from a condition that either can’t be diagnosed or can’t be treated by conventional medicine or can only be treated in a certain way but you feel that there should be another way, do get in touch. Let’s walk a few miles of your journey together!