Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle coach, reiki & massages by Lonneke Dötsch

My name is Lonneke Dötsch of The Health Love Connection and you can find me at Skin District on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

As an Ayurvedic* nutrition and lifestyle coach, I help you reduce abdominal complaints, hormonal issues, weight management, energy recovery and most importantly, look at yourself with love.
‘One size fits all’ does not exist in Ayurveda and therefore you will always receive a customized advice and comprehensive nutrition and lifestyle plan just for you. I will personally guide you during this process.

Additionally, you can book a reiki treatment, schedule a relaxing hot herbal stamp massage (pinda swedena)** or an Ayurvedic hot oil massage (abhyanga)**.

Schedule your appointment now and discover what helps you balance the love for yourself and your health.

Be in love with you and the rest will f(ol)low

www.thehealthloveconnection.nl

**Only for women

What is Ayurveda* anyway?

Ayurveda is both a way of life and a system of medicine that has been practiced worldwide for more than 5,000 years and originated in India. It is the oldest and most continuously practiced health system in the world.

Ayur means “life” and veda means “knowledge”; or knowledge about life. And then in the broadest sense of the word. According to the classical text Charak Samhita, “ayur,” or life, is divided into four parts: the physical body, the mind, the soul and senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste).

In Ayurveda, unlike Western health, it takes a holistic view of humanity. Everyone is unique and so is everyone’s health. By employing the knowledge of Ayurveda in areas such as diet and lifestyle, you will find the balance that suits you to achieve the best possible health. In doing so, Ayurveda uses the wisdom of nature; the seasons, the energy of the sun and moon.

According to Ayurveda, healthy digestion is of immense importance when it comes to overall health and well-being. The complete digestion, absorption and conversion of nutrients allow the body to function. In Ayurveda, “you are what you digest.” If you cannot digest your food, you cannot maintain a strong and healthy body. That’s why it’s so important that you take nutrition that suits you. There is no “one size fits all” in Ayurveda.

There are three Ayurvedic types: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. All of our physical, mental and psychological characteristics give us a unique combination of these basic forces in our personality. They form our Ayurvedic type, our inner nature, our blueprint for a long, healthy and happy life.

The three doshas
Vata’s characteristics are dry, quick, light, cold, rough, subtle, agile, bright, irregular. The body type associated with this is thin and wiry.
And consists of the elements air and ether.

Pitta’s characteristics are hot, sharp, slightly oily, light, diffusing, liquid,
regular, intense. A Pitta has a normal body posture. Fire and water are the elements associated with this dosha.

Kapha’s characteristics are heavy, cool, oily, sluggish, soft, slimy, stable, compact. A Kapha has a somewhat rounder build. The elements of water and earth belong to Kapha.

Often you are a combination of two doshas. By adjusting your diet and lifestyle accordingly, you hold the key to a balanced life.