Current scientific research of the human genome has discovered our DNA can change its expression. Well this is not news to the sages of India who developed the healing systems of Yoga and her twin, Ayurveda. Far beyond a stretch Yoga’s eight dimensions, called limbs, serve one’s consciousness by uniting body, mind and spirit, while Ayurveda’s science of longevity, vitality and healing address the expression of the body’s function. Together these two ancient sciences provide individual with the keys to regulating their biological expression.
Ayurveda and Yoga Study Groups introduce the philosophy and practice of this wisdom to everyone. From the beginner to the advanced yoga student who is looking to incorporate the tri-doshic principles of Ayurvedic in their practice, and for the curious and motivated individual interested in getting closer to their vital nature, this program is excellent. Inquires
Ayurveda and Yoga:
Saturday, February 10th, 1:30-4:30 pm, Yoga Teacher’s Association, Briarcliff, NY, Ayurveda and Yoga Workshop
This workshop is designed for yoga teachers to assist them in understanding how to incorporate pranayama, asana, mudras and meditative practices to purposefully affect the chakras, the gunas, and the doshas—kapha, pitta, and vata. Discerning the constitutional and lifestyle doshas will be covered along with a deepened appreciation Ayurveda and Yoga’s dual philosophical approach to maintaining sattva on and off the mat.
What is a Dosha and why does it matter?
Ayurveda’s philosophy recognizes five elementals that combine in dynamic biological forces that govern life.
- Kapha = earth + water protect and stabilize the body and provide immunity and resilience.
- Pitta = water + fire provide the heat, light, and fluidity for metabolism
- Vata = air + space provide the energy of movement: nerve impulses, heart rate, respiration, elimination, and governs the nervous system. These doshas govern the physical, mental and spiritual functions of life. Ayurveda suggests that our best health can only be experienced when we understand how our actions and environment and lifestyle influence our biological expression. As the truth of this ancient wisdom awakens in each student the process is transforming by naturally causing a new focus on self-care and self-love.