Saturday 8 August 2015
Ayurveda offers us a vast array of tools and techniques for living stronger, healthier and more beautifully. This introductory workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about this ancient and comprehensive healing system.
Ayurveda — is one of the world’s oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems. It was developed thousands of years ago in India.
It is based on the understanding that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. But treatments may be recommended for specific health problems.
How your body works to keep you healthy and your unique physical and psychological characteristics combine to form your body’s constitution, or prakriti. Your prakriti stays the same for your entire life. However, how you digest food and eliminate waste can influence it.
Every body is made of a combination of five basic elements found in the universe:
Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth
These elements combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. The three doshas are:
Vata dosha (space and air)
Pitta dosha (fire and water)
Kapha dosha (water and earth)
In this workshop, we will introduce you to concepts of Ayurveda, and we will cook a recipe for each dosha, one for vata, one for pitta, and another one for kapha.