In our culture today, body weight can be a sensitive topic. We are bombarded with a very narrow and unrealistic set of physical standards that are considered beautiful, normal, and healthy. Every year, there is a new diet that declares to be the best way to lose weight. It can be confusing and frustrating to find the right program to manage weight for yourself.
Also, our culture’s ideology of the human body is superficial, and it influences how we feel about our body type, causing a misunderstanding of what our bodies really need to live and thrive healthfully. Ultimately, this affects how we feel about ourselves.
Ayurveda teaches us that each of us has a healthy weight unique to ourselves despite what cultural norms tell us is healthy. A wellness system of medicine that has helped people achieve optimal health and overall wellness for more than 5,000 years, Ayurveda will help you naturally find your optimal weight as you move into a state of balanced health. This is achieved through the union of your body, mind, emotions, and spirit with an approach that is unique, insightful, and realistic.
This class is for those who:
Struggle with weight management
Have tried to balance weight and feel discouraged and frustrated with unrealistic maintenance
Would like to reset after feeling out-of-sync with diet or lifestyle
Are unsatisfied or uncomfortable in their own body
Body has changed with age or lifestyle
Want to make peace with their body
Have digestive issues
Welcome to the Ayurvedic approach to weight-loss. You will learn to have a new relationship with your body through a journey toward a balanced lifestyle and overall health.
We will discuss:
Why drink warm water and tea.
The importance of exercising first thing in the morning.
Why you should eat your largest meal at noon and cut out the snacks.
The six tastes and seasonal eating.
Reasons to practice meditation.
Good sleep at night, 7-8 hours.
Mental and emotional effects of our superficial culture
Ama (toxin accumulation) – causing fatigue and weight gain
Fat fighter tips, teas, herbs, life style recommendations, and more…
What is Ayueveda? What is a Dosha? How should I eat to be healthy according to my dosha? What daily routines will help to reduce stress? Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is the oldest continuously practiced health-care system in the world. It is from an understanding of nature’s natural rhythms and laws, and work with the imbalances that show up as signs of disease in the mind and body.
Spring Cleanse the Ayurvedic Way!
Why Detox? Unhealthy or irregular dietary habits, unmanaged stress, and environmental toxins can challenge your digestion. A weak digestive system results in the accumulation of ama, or toxins, that cause disease and premature aging. Your digestion is a true reflection of your mental-emotional-physical state of balance or imbalance. A few signs of a stressed digestive system and accumulation of toxins are fatigue and lack of motivation, mental fogginess and forgetfulness, recurring infections and illnesses, and weight gain. Look at the questions below to see how you really feel. If you answer “yes” to more then half of the statements below, you may have poor digestion, and it is time to consider a Ayurvedic health makeover.
• When I wake up in the morning, I feel tired and unclear, and I need time to feel awake.
• In the morning, my tongue is often coated with a thick film.
• I feel or have obstruction/blockages in my body (constipation, congestion, fogginess)
• I often suffer from indigestion or heartburn.
• I tend to feel heaviness or fatigue in the body.
• I tend to feel tired or exhausted mentally and physically.
• I get common colds (flues, sinus problems) several times a year.
• I tend to feel that my body is not functioning properly (breathing, digestion, elimination, other)
• I tend to feel lazy, not motivated to do much.
• I tend to spit often or have a bad taste in my mouth.
• I often have no real appetite, and food really doesn’t taste all that good.
Outline for the cleanse. (Details TBA)
Phase #1: Clean it up!
Phase #2: Clear out the AMA: The Byproduct of Poor Digestion
Phase #3: Detox – Bring on the Kitchari
Phase #4: Introduce foods that promote strong digestion and build Ojas (vitality of life)
Phase #5: Now its up to you!
Ayurveda Routine for the Fall
Fall is a time of transition and in Minnesota the beauty of changing leaves and cooler temps. The climate, which, just a few weeks ago was resting in the warmth of summer, is beginning to show the crispness of autumn. In autumn there is a certain emptiness with the death of the lush green of summer to the harshness of winter. The transition can leave us feeling exposed and a little raw, but it is also filled with possibility of regrowth and change. Like the phenix that rises from the ashes so will we, but at what cost. Will we be depleted, agitated and raw? Or nourished and thriving? Autumn is a time when we can slow down to the bare essentials of our being and savor the simplicity of life. It brings the element of air and either and of course prana, the life force, the potential and essence of life. Autumn is dry, rough, windy, erratic, cool, subtle, and clear all of the qualities of vata dosha. Autumn is considered a vata season. Ayurveda considers a seasonal routine an important part of optimal health, year around.
Goals of the workshop:
~ Signs of accumulation of vata (dryness, joint discomfort, etc)
~ Learn the importance of a Routine
~ Supportive practices ~ Exercise, food, meditation and yoga
~ And more
No refunds or transfers for missed classes or workshops.