Personal Wellness Coaching
Why are so many people overweight? Being overweight is caused not only by overeating, but also by living a sedentary lifestyle. The human body is designed for physical activity and the need to exercise is a natural, healthy impulse that we must nurture.
According to Ayurvedic theory, "from physical exercise one obtains lightness, capacity to work, elimination of impurities from the body, firmness of the body, efficiency of digestion, and balance of metabolism." Ayurvedic or Sattvic exercise places an emphasis on physical, mental, and energetic bodies. Proper exercise not only burns calories and increases your muscle mass, but can also improve your flexibility, coordination, balance, breathing, posture and strength. The mind benefits from Ayurveda exercise, too; self-awareness, mental agility, self-image, and self-sufficiency are all important goals in a well-rounded program designed for you.
As our working relationship grows I will encourage you through the practice of life coaching which is unlike therapy in that it does not focus on examining nor diagnosing the past, instead focusing on effecting change in a client's current and future behavior.
When we exercise in the Ayurvedic tradition, we focus not on future goals (such as weight loss or fat burning) but on the exercise, coming in tune with our breathing, physical responses, and sense of well-being. I will assist you to develop a workout program consistent with Ayurvedic principles and your personal health and wellness goals.
A coach supports their clients achieve their goals, through goal setting, encouragement and questions. Unlike a counselor or mentor, a coach rarely offers advice. However, the term coaching is often misused in situations where the "coach" provides expert opinion and "how to" answers and advice. Typically, a coach helps clients to find their own solutions, by asking questions that give them insight into their situations. A coach holds a client accountable, so if a client agrees to a plan to achieve a goal, a coach will help motivate them to complete their plan.
I can coach you through one or more of several areas: transition coaching, life or personal coaching, health and wellness.