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Intro to Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda?

"Ayur" - Life, "Veda" - Science

Ayurveda is the study of everything about life. An ancient and traditional practice of medicine and longevity from India - estimated to be more than 3000 years old, Ayurveda takes a different perspective than Western Medicine.  Instead of the focus being on diagnosing sickness or disease and treating symptoms, Ayurveda focuses on what it means to be in a state of balance or imbalance and seeks to find the root cause of imbalance. 

 

In this way, Ayurveda is a wonderful companion to our Western medical system and is a great support in daily life for all of the choices we make about our routine, diet, exercise, and spiritual practice.  Because it is the study of all of life, Ayurveda can be applied to every facet of our experience: food, color, music, relationships, work ethic, exercise, hobbies, and so much more!  At first, it can seem overwhelming, but Ayurveda is a system that's both intuitive and elegant with principles that are easy to grasp.

 

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences, rooted in the same history, culture, philosophy and principles.

In this short course you will receive an overview of the basic philosophical principles and vocabulary.  Want to learn more?  Let us know and stay tuned for more courses...

"The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well."
~ Hippocrates

14:25

A Science, Not a Superstition

16:23

Vata Dosha

14:05

3 pillars of Ayurveda

17:58

Pitta Dosha

22:31

The 5 elements

14:02

Kapha Dosha