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Ayurvedic Lunch + Intro to Ayurveda

  • Local Yoga Cafe 216 East Market Street West Chester, PA, 19382 United States (map)

Discuss over an Ayurvedic lunch the Key Concepts Important to Ayurveda: History & Principles, 5 Elements, 3 Doshas, Self-Care Regimes, Dinacharya (Importance of Routine), and Diet & Lifestyle.

Ayurveda is a holistic healing & health modality, originating in India 2,000-5,000 years ago, that may be used to compliment a person and/or their Yoga practice for maintaining vitality & beauty for the relationship with their body, mind, and spirit. The word Ayurveda is translated from Sanskrit to English as Life Knowledge. Ayu means Life, and Veda means Knowledge. It is the science of knowing how to live with and a part of the world on all levels mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Ayurveda uses Yoga as one of its healing modalities. Ayurveda is influenced by nature and uses the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air, & space and within these elements three qualities co-exist which predominate in every living organism. These three qualities are called doshas (or constitutions). The three doshas; Kapha, Pitta, Vata, have unique characteristics that align with nature, seasons, and personalities.
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