Introduction to Ayurveda: New Year, New Habits
with Kate O’Donnell
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Ayurveda, India’s ancient healing system uses diet, lifestyle rhythms, and natural herbs and oils to promote a state of mind/body well-being. Bring in 2019 with some new diet and self-care practices to harness the healing benefits of an age-old science. The system follows nature’s rhythms- seasonal changes, sunrise to sunset, phases of life, etc. to maintain optimal health. Through eating and living in accordance with these natural rhythms, human beings find happiness. This session introduces key concepts of the Ayurvedic view of the body, the Pancha Mahabhutas (the five elements) and the three Doshas, functional biological compounds, how they affect us, and how to recognize them in your body. Kate will also introduce home practices for increasing immunity, boosting digestion, and diet and lifestyle for optimal health through winter and spring.