Ayurveda

Living in Harmony, talks on Ayurveda: the ancient Indian science of health and wellbeing

The following talks on Ayurveda are presented by Radhe. Radhe is the Executive Director of the La Grace Integral Life Center. After 25 years in the business world, Radhe left to study Ayurveda at The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, a 2-year program which included a 6-week Gurukulam apprenticeship in Pune, India. She is author of several books, including The Integration of Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. She has also spent over a decade in deep study of the Vedas.

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Part 1(a) and (b) Origin of Ayurveda: Learn about the ancient origin of Ayurveda and its intimate association with the sister science of Vedic Astrology

Part 2 Living in Harmony with the natural rhythms and cycles of the Universe: We begin by examining several ancient sciences based on natural patterns found in nature and the universe. From here, Ayurveda’s fundamental principle that harmony of the body-mind-heart is maintained when we are align our activities with cosmic patterns such as the solar cycle of 4 seasons, monthly cycle of new moon to full moon and daily cycle of day and night. Suggested practices on how to stay aligned are presented.

Part 3 Language of Ayurveda and how to Determine your Ayurvedic physical-physiological type (Vata, Pitta or Kalph): In this talk, we will first discuss the language of Ayurveda. Then each participant will have the opportunity to assess his or her dominant Ayurvedic constitution (‘Dosha Prakruti’, e.g. Vata, Pitta or Kapha). Specific disease and illness tendencies of each constitutional type are presented along with suggested lifestyle practices to keep your Dosha Prakruti in balance.

Part 4 Ayurveda’s Perspective on the Mind and how to Determine your Ayurvedic mental-emotional orientation (Sattva, Rajas or Tamas): Here we will examine Ayurveda’s unique perspective on the mind. Then, each participant has the opportunity to determine his/her unique mental-emotional constitution (‘Manas Prakruti’) in accordance with Ayurveda. We will take a look at some of the main signs of Manas Prakruti imbalances and their lifestyle culprits.

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