SPORTS INJURY, PERFORMANCE & AYURVEDA
How can Ayurveda heal injuries and transform athletic performance?
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old healing system from India and the sister science to yoga. Many integrative treatments and protocols in Ayurveda can be used to prevent injury, optimize brain function and enhance recovery.
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
The skin is the largest breathing organ, and the external application of anti-inflammatory herbs like Turmeric on the skin can aid muscle recovery, rejuvenation, and injury prevention.
Treatments such as the Herbal Bolus Massage (also known as PindaSweda) uses heated rice grains, medicinal herbs, and oils wrapped in soft cloth boluses. The warm boluses dilate the pores, allowing for deeper penetration of healing herbs into tissues. The heated herbs soothe and rejuvenate tired muscles while encouraging circulation and detoxification. This is an excellent treatment for chronic injuries, arthritis, and muscular pain. Benefits: Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee & shoulder injuries) and also overuse injuries (such as rotator cuff and other forms of tendonitis, stress fractures).
In Janu Basti Treatment, warm medicated oil is continuously circulated around the knee benefiting many knee conditions (i.e. ACL injuries, osteoarthritis, torn meniscus, tendinitis, etc.)
Ayurvedic therapies naturally encourage brain function, physiological balance and focus so you can think faster, more clearly and drop into the zone with greater ease.
Pushing the mind-body to achieve optimal performance has been a life-long passion. I’ve been studying health and wellness for over 16 years. My journey started when I was a collegiate athlete playing water polo at the University of Michigan. I wanted to be better, faster, stronger, smarter—and I wanted the same for my teammates. So I began studying the mind-body connection, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and put what I learned into practice.
I performed well athletically, but looking back I realize that I was out-of-balance and not in perfect health: I was exhausted, couldn’t always think clearly (even though I had decent grades) and was prone to infections. When I broke out in shingles mid-season, I knew something was wrong.
For years, I blindly followed western nutrition, and counted calories and vitamin content. I didn’t look at the quality of food I was consuming or my digestive ability. Because then, I didn’t know what I know now, that whole organic foods and digestive function are the keystone of optimal health. I lived on high-protein, low fat, processed foods, and loads of caffeine and energy drinks. Although my body looked fit on the outside, my body and spirit were deprived of real nourishment.
When I discovered Ayurveda, it changed my life. I had more energy, mental clarity, slept better and my health and well-being greatly improved. I want to empower all athletes with this knowledge so that they can achieve greater excellence in every area of life, on the court and off.
In my Los Angeles private practice, I merge the ancient wisdom of the east with my western training in kinesiology to help athletes heal faster, get centered and stay balanced.
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