Today, doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses. Our bodies and minds react to stress by shifting out of balance, which ultimately creates physical challenges and emotional turbulence that impact our lives at home, at work and at play. In time, we can find ourselves in toxic relationships, non-nourishing patterns of eating and sleeping, as well as, insufficient mood management, immune modulation and digestion.
The Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle course will help you identify the imbalances in your life, teach you how to correct them and help you develop a nurturing daily routine. Also, you will learn to release emotions in a healthy way, so they don’t build up in your physiology. Most importantly, as your stress is eliminated, your mind and body begin to function with maximum effectiveness, creating health, vitality and happiness.
Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old healing system founded in the regions of ancient India, is derived from the Sanskrit words 'ayus' meaning life or longevity, and 'veda' meaning wisdom, science or art. Ayurveda, the Wisdom of Life, the Science of Longevity or the Art of Living, offers a proven guide for a life of happiness, vitality, love and purpose.
From the Ayurvedic perspective, human beings are not viewed as mere thinking physical machines, but rather as fields of intelligence in dynamic exchange with the energy and information of the environment. Health is a state of vibrant balance in which all the layers of one’s life are integrated. The Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle course provides simple Ayurvedic tools to enhance your physical and emotional well-being through your conscious choices, and by enlivening the nourishing connection between mind, body and spirit. Throughout this series the six pillars of life will be encouraged: Sleep/ Biorhythms, Meditation/Stress Management, Movement/Breath, Nutrition/Digestion, Emotions/Conscious Communication, and Grounding/Laughter.
It would be my privilege to provide you a series of educational classes, which were utilized at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, to learn the self-care basics of Ayurveda. Here are some details:
Begin to explore who you are from an Ayurvedic perspective, by completing a course in Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle.
· Time Commitment: Five 2.5-hour sessions, in your home or office or by an internet webinar.
o Session One: Introduction to the foundational principles of Ayurveda, meditation, and yoga as well as the three primary mind-body characteristics or doshas : Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Through an in-depth questionnaire and analysis, you’ll discover your own dosha type.
o Session Two: In this session on “Food as Medicine,” you will learn how to select the most nourishing foods for your mind-body type. I will also guide you in Ayurvedic nutritional practices that will help you maintain vibrant health, appropriate weight and optimized digestion.
o Session Three: This session focuses on the tools and practices of rejuvenation and renewal. You’ll learn how to identify and eliminate toxins that accumulate in the mind and body. In addition, you will be guided in gentle rejuvenating practices, holistic techniques to relieve stress and anxiety, a personal daily routine for balance and health, and the secrets of restful sleep.
o Session Four: You will learn why emotional freedom is the key to our physical, mental, and emotional health. We will explore the practice of conscious communication, which can transform your relationships and help you experience more intimacy and joy in your life.
o Session Five: The final session delves into the healing power of the five senses: sound, touch, sight, taste, and smell. You’ll learn how to strengthen the body’s inner pharmacy by using specific tools that use each of the senses to heal, nourish, and balance your mind-body.
"Health is not the absence of disease; it is physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing." - Deepak Chopra, MD
By practicing simple Ayurvedic techniques you will be able to: