July 12-18, 2019
Are you wanting to really feel good, feel settled in yourself in an inclusive, holistic way?
"The ideal model of health, as explained in Ayurveda, is called svastha. 'Sva' means self, 'stha' means situated, located, or grounded. An individual who is grounded within his or her pure being is called svastha, which is the root of perfect health. That person is balanced in the physical body (sharira), the mind (sattva) and the conscious principle or self (atma). This tripod is the foundation of health." ~ Vasant Lad, "The Role of Devotion in Life", Ayurveda Today, Summer 2006
What factors contribute to our unique physical characteristics, mental predispositions, and emotional makeup?
How do imbalanced thoughts affect the balance of our digestive system, and vise-versa? How do unprocessed emotions inhibit the proper functioning of our nervous system? Where does spiritual practice fit in - and how do we know what type of practice is appropriate for us?
The tradition of Ayurveda places a great emphasis on the amalgamation of body-mind-spirit and the role this intimate alliance plays in either maintaining health or creating disease. But how did this particular body-mind-soul of ours come together?
In this weeklong intensive, explore with Vasant Lad, the Ayurvedic perspective on the interrelation of body-mind-spirit and how it came to be. Learn how health and disease manifest from its balance or imbalance. Discover how overlooked issues in one aspect of this trinity can deeply affect the others. Find out how working with therapies for the body influence the state of the mind, how working with subtle therapies for the mind can profoundly influence the body, and how spiritual practice can unfold profound states of balance and well-being.
Here's what you'll learn
The Ayurvedic significance of prana (the breath and vital life force)
Eight powerful breathing exercises for complete and balanced health.
How agni, the digestive fire of the body, metabolizes not only food and nutrients but experiences and emotions as well.
Explore several common disorders (insomnia, autoimmune disease, and irritable bowel syndrome) through the body-mind-spirit lens of Ayurveda.
Simple Ayurvedic therapies for at-home use. Come away with a broader perspective on how to maintain and return to health by identifying where lies the true root cause of imbalance.
Summer Intensive Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Saving Time
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For those new to Albuquerque
In any system of medicine, pulse assessment is a matter of technical skill, subjective experience, intuition and persistent practice. In the Ayurvedic tradition it is the most important of eight clinical examination methods, opening the doors of perception to a client's physical and mental prakruti (constitution), vikruti (current imbalance), disease prognosis, organ energy and tissue health. Even the functioning of chakras can be perceived by a practitioner with enough sensitive awareness.
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