Living the Good Life: Ayurveda & Yoga: Ayurveda 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Live In Joy Yoga
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Simply put, Ayurveda is all about balance―both within our inner and outer worlds. Combined with the powerful aspects of yoga, we are given a recipe for living a more fruitful and healthy life.
The Ayurveda Yoga program blends the vast knowledge and healing aspects of Ayurveda and yoga, utilizing dynamic movement, meditation, breathwork and sound that open the doors to live our best life.
Ayurveda, “the science of life”, is the traditional medicine and natural healing system of India dating back more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda is one of the most comprehensive healing systems in the world, dealing integrally with body, mind and spirit. It’s a science or way of knowledge about life’s powers and resources, and teaches how to take responsibility for our own health. Ayurveda instructs how to attain natural health by concentrating on the individual and balancing the life force within instead of focusing on the external, or just treating the symptoms.
The sages of ancient India created the system of Ayurveda, in which there are three basic forces in existence: a principle of energy that gives movement (Vata, elements of air and space and the energy of the fall season); the principle of light (Pitta, elements of fire and water and the energy of the summer); and the principle of cohesion (Kapha, elements of earth and water and the energy of winter and spring). These three primary life forces correspond to the five elements of air, fire, water, earth and ether.
When practicing Ayurveda, self-knowledge becomes an unlimited force. When one’s life force is understood, interactions can be predicted, balanced and also improved to enable us to live gracefully, harmoniously and vigorously. Ayurveda focuses its attention on flow and on the systems that nature has created to route our intakes and outputs on every level of existence.
Combining the science of Ayurveda with “eight limbs” of yoga opens a whole new dialogue within the body and mind. Yoga’s asanas (postures), pranayama and other practices help to develop both relaxation and inner strength to deal with life’s stresses with ease and serenity, creating flexibility not only in the body, but in the mind as well.
An Ayurveda 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training begins next month. Live In Joy Yoga is located at 118 W. Merchant St. in Audubon. For more information or to register, call 856-546-1006 or visit LiveInJoyYoga.com.