with: James Bailey
Westport: Sunday December 8th
From: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost of Attendance:
$35 early bird/ $40 with in two days
Ayurveda describes a sacred juice within us that when preserved through life defines our youthfulness and longevity. As with all things in life, the practice of yoga can either cultivate or deplete this juice. Otherwise known as ojas, or rasa, the fluid body is an often overlooked aspect of yogic physiology that Ayurveda holds a clear vision. Strong heating practices can potentially dry the fluid body, drying up the tissues, joints, and nervous system, robbing the tissues of needed ojas and vitiating Vata dosha. The tissues then lose suppleness and become increasingly vulnerability to injury. Rasayana practices and lifestyle awarenesses are key to a healthy and long term practice. This course will introduce the practitioner to the fluid body and methods of rejuvenation known as Rasayana Chikitsa that can be done at home, including daily warm oil massage (abhyanga), the use of oils such as ghee in our diet, ayurvedic nutrition, Vata reducing lifestyle tips, as well as daily and seasonal health routines. The practices of rasayana are also known to be powerful preventative measures to slow the aging process and should be understood by all.
Post Workshop Info Session: 15-20 minute info session on the Ayurveda Foundation Program training.