Understanding Your Āyurvedic Constitution
By understanding your Āyurvedic constitution, you are learning how to manage the subtle bio-energies that comprise your body-mind and consciousness. As one develops an awareness of the elemental structure of oneself, one simultaneously becomes skilled at balancing one’s health, vitality and immunity. Moreover, ensuring the prevention of lifestyle-related illnesses, accelerated ageing and chronic stress. This workshop teaches participants how to identify their Āyurvedic constitution, learn about their innate tendencies towards imbalance and create holistic self-care regimes for optimally maintaining themselves in a stressful and polluted world. Ultimately leaving clients with a clear sense of their bioenergetic processes and how to harmonize them.
Our gut is our second brain and our digestive health affects our mental health as much as emotions affect our metabolic processes. In today’s pressured world, we are eating unconsciously, as eating has become a life activity fraught with one’s emotional states and stress levels. Obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease stem from unhealthy eating habits. By learning how to eat consciously from an Ayurvedic standpoint, participants will appreciate the relationship between their well-being and food. Participants will be guided to observe how their cravings for a particular taste such as sweet or salty reflect the state of their bio energies and being-in-the-world. Further, the nuanced relationship to hunger and the many different kinds of hunger one experiences will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on the practice of mindful eating skills and becoming aware of mindless eating to ensure better digestive, immune and mental health.
Mindfulness and Stress Management
Mindfulness is the antidote to the stress response. Mindfulness is an ancient meditative technique and can be understood as the art of being nonjudgmentally present. Practised regularly, mindfulness can alleviate stress levels, blood pressure, improve sleep, moods, memory, concentration and sharpen one’s cognitive processes. In this workshop, we will learn how to work with and deactivate the stress response through mindfulness. Using the breath and body as tools of self-awareness, we will learn what stress is, how to identify and work with the stress responses in our body-mind. Instruction and exercises will integrate contemporary understandings of the body, mind emotions and evolutionary theory. Participants will leave the workshop with mindfulness practices that can be done anywhere and anytime.
Balancing your Chakras
Chakras are vortices of bio-energies that affect us on multiple levels and their imbalances can be felt in our emotions, instincts, desires, illnesses, habits, behaviours, cognitions, social interactions and relationships. When our chakras are out of balance, we experience disturbing feelings and feel dissatisfied with dominant areas of our lives like work, health, finances and relationships. To ensure that one remains happy, present and relaxed, it is important to know how one cycles and expends energy in the world through one’s chakras. By integrating ancient Yogic and Tantric understandings of the chakras with contemporary psychotherapeutic insights, this workshop guides participants to balance their chakras. Participants will hone their self-awareness about what is distressing them subconsciously and consciously and be empowered to practically initiate changes in these areas.
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