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Anna Vaha Srotas: Ayurvedic Management of the Digestive System Anna Vaha Srotas: Ayurvedic Management of the Digestive System

May 10-11, 2019

Digestive disorders from acid indigestion to celiac disease, ulcers, and vomiting are all indications that the function of anna vaha srotas is being affected by one's diet, lifestyle, environment, or other factors. How can these disorders be managed Ayurvedically?

A srotas is a physical and energetic pathway through which water, food and air enter the body; feces, urine and sweat leave the body and the mind and three doshas move within it. Anna Vaha Srotas is the food-carrying channel or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, often referred to as Maha Vaha Srotas ("great" or "large" srotas), due to both its size and importance.

In this live, online webinar, explore the various ways a channel of the body can become imbalanced and the signs and symptoms that show imbalance is present, with special reference to anna vaha srotas. The first line of treatment in Ayurveda is to remove the cause. Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, shows you some of the causes for imbalance in the digestive system, which often stem from diet, lifestyle and environmental factors.

Drawing from his decades of clinical Ayurvedic experience, he then teaches you ways to manage common anna vaha srotas disorders in yourself and clients by using aushadha (Ayurvedic herbs), ahara (diet), vihara (lifestyle) and other tips and techniques to restore balance and health to this critical channel of the body.

During this live webinar you will also have the opportunity to submit questions about the topic to Vasant Lad, who will answer them during the course of the webinar, as time permits.

Webinar Class Schedule, Mountain Daylight Saving Time
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our Price: $175.00
Ayurvedic Art of Spiritual Healing for Mind and Body Ayurvedic Art of Spiritual Healing for Mind and Body

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.

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Self-Knowledge: The Foundation of Life Self-Knowledge: The Foundation of Life

In Vedic culture the quest for self-knowledge as a means for mental and spiritual liberation is highly valued. The mystical ancient disciplines of Vedic culture - from astrology and Ayurveda to palmistry and Vastu - hold the key to a treasure trove of profound personal revelation.
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