“The inner life of any great thing will be incomprehensible to me until I develop and deepen an inner life of my own.”
Parker J. Palmer
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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN AYURVEDA AND MEDITATION…
As we begin this meditation class, I want to explain the connection between Meditation and Ayurveda, as the two work in harmony together to help us create optimal well-being.
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old healing tradition that focuses on lifestyle to activate our own magical inner healing ability. It was first described in ancient India, but it is just as applicable today.
The word Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit word, ayus, meaning “life,” and veda, meaning “science.” Ayurveda is therefore the science of life. It’s traditional healing methods help us bring ourselves back into balance. This happens through daily self-care practices and routines.
The foundation of Ayurveda is that health is more than the absence of disease – it is a state of expanded consciousness that opens us to greater well-being, creativity, and joy.
Optimal health includes the integration of your many dimensions – your mind, your body, your emotions and your spiritual self – your soul. We achieve optimal health when we stay aligned with our own natural cycles and the cycles of nature so that we don’t get out of balance.
Since the laws of nature haven’t changed – they are the same everywhere on the planet and you can apply them across time, Ayurveda is a health system we can return to that helps us stay balanced. It is so transformational because it addresses every aspect of who we are – mind, body, spirit.
Meditation and Ayurveda are the two steps that lead us toward our life goals.
Meditation is one of the foundational daily self-care practices of Ayurveda, and one of the Six Pillars of Well-being.
To deepen your practice and enhance your health, please enroll in the Ayurvedic Lifestyle Workshop. There you will learn how to apply the other Five Pillars of Well-being (sleep, nutrition, mindful movement, emotional freedom, and self-care routines) for optimal health and well-being.