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Ayurvedic philosophy: "Take life in your hands"

Our body reveals everything about us. All the feelings are kept in it: anger, shame, sorrow, concern, but also joy and sometimes forgotten feeling of love for oneself.

Ayurveda can help you regain that feeling. The hustle and bustle of everyday life leaves us a little time to listen to our bodies. We often rush through our lives, like a white rabbit from Alice in a land of wonder – always worried we do not have enough time to be late, unfinished. Diseases and imbalances can be a result.

Kassel's Massage Therapist Beate Addy did it once – until he found Ayurveda and thus his call.

Mrs. Addy, what does Ayurveda actually consist of?

Ayurveda includes four paths. It includes yoga, nutrition, massage and meditation. All of them together make up the doctrine of long life. In the law, you are training exercises to strengthen the body, through nutrition we strengthen the body from the inside, meditation and massage help relax and work.

Why should we all be more concerned with Ayurveda?

I think it is very important to be aware of it. Be aware that in this life we ​​have only one body. This body can take care of, love, and nurture. He deserves it.

What does it matter to you for yourself?

First of all, I ask you one question: why would your body always give it all if you reject it? Or treat it as a machine? If you look into the mirror in the morning and you are not happy – then that feeling comes to your cells. But we do not worry what we are actually doing for the miracle of launch. The whole system works. Every movement is sitting. But we only stop when it is not. If there are any errors. When some function fails. Ayurveda can help support this miracle. Cultivate.

How exactly?

Self-love. By doing something good, take a break and let your awareness and calmness. Ayurveda can help release the blockage. For example, if the thoughts do not calm down, head massage helps. Because thoughts generate emotions. And emotions make up some body – they create a feeling. First comes thought, then emotion, then feeling the body. Explore the source of tension, pain or burn together and be able to work on it – what makes the massage so exciting.

Padabhyanga: Ayurvedic foot massage helps with headaches, fatigue and sleep problems.

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So, are your massages always different?

For me it is massage like dancing: the one who lies lying. It is important to recognize and meet specific needs. My wish is to give people a pleasant touch of touch. To love again, I can feel my body again and feel safe again and again.

How do you find your vacation? Is not it physically exhausting to mass all day?

I do not feel it as an effort. All I do is meditative things. So, whether I'm weighing, letting beds in the garden, or preparing honey from their bees – I'm making my little Bullerbum and I'm dealing with things that are good to me. So every massage is meditation.

What can you advise the beginner of Ayurveda in the first steps?

Allow it. There are many ways. It is only important to return to yourself and listen to his body. Of course, it takes more time to try out some yoga exercises – training is required – but then you can do it. But ayurvedic ways can be used very quickly. You may wonder, am I a creator or a victim? And then make a conscious decision to say yes, to take life in your hands and find yourself again. On the ground helps you take off your shoes and walk barefoot on the meadows or through our beautiful Kasseler Bergpark.

Background: Ayurvedic types and nutrition

Ayurveda is one of the oldest health systems and has developed from traditional Indian medicine 5000 years ago. Literally translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means "science of life". Along with the medical aspect, all areas of life are included: spiritual, philosophical and social. Ayurveda offers a number of recommendations and the person decides what suits him. Each person can divide into one of three types of ayurveda (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and thus be fed according to his needs. Through his body test (Dosha test) one can determine his type Ayurveda.

Contact: Beate Addy, Elfenhain – Center for true and fair, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 143, 34132 Kassel, Mail:, Home page:, Phone: 0157/85 58 77 70