AYURVEDA IS SEEN AS THE ART FORM OF A GOOD LIFE IN COMBINATION WITH GENTLE HEALING
Ayurvedic Medicine is the age-old science and system of life, living, balance and healing from the Indian subcontinent. The foundational principles of Ayurveda are aimed at guiding the individual in maintaining health and preventing the onset of disease, and for those in a diseased or imbalanced state, to then work to bring the diseased body back to balance, in so far as possible to maximise quality of life and minimise pain and suffering.
The concept of Ayurveda is quite exquisite in its simplicity - that everything in Nature (including us humans) is made up of the same elements, or building blocks. Should one have too much or too little of an amount of these building blocks (due to lifestyle choices, eating habits, seasonal or environmental factors, mental and/or emotional imbalances, to give a few examples), the result is that health and wellbeing are negatively affected through the creation of a homeostatic imbalance. Ayurveda, then works at bringing back this homeostatic equilibrium - mostly through the introduction of opposing elements to these imbalances.
BELOW WE PROVIDE SOME EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS INTRODUCING SOME OF THE CONCEPTS OF AYURVEDA.
For anyone wishing to dive deeper into learning about Ayurveda, the following books are extremely informative and accessible reading.
Frawley. D (2001) Ayurveda Nature’s Medicine. Lotus Press, New Dehli.
Lad. V. (1985) Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide. Ayurvedic Press.
Svoboda. R. (1998) Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution (Your Ayurvedic Constitution Revised Enlarged Second Edition), Lotus Press
DR SUHAS KSHIRSAGAR
MINI BOOK: DR. SUHAS KSHIRSAGAR - AYURVEDA - ANCIENT WISDOM FOR A MODERN LIFESTYLE
Dr Suhas Kshirsagar, is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and educator, director of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic in Northern California. He is the author of The Hot Belly Diet and is advisor and consultant at the Chopra Center, and a faculty member at several Ayurvedic institutions.
Here, Dr Suhas presents the foundations aspects of Ayurveda in a clear, comprehensive and yet accessible mini-book. The book can be accessed via: http://soundstrue-ha.s3.amazon...
DR. INDU ARORA
VIDEO: AN INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
Am inspirational leader in both Yoga and Ayurveda, and author of the books Yoga, Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow's Vision, and Mudra the sacred secret, Dr. Indu Arora, provides the viewer with a short and well explained introduction to Ayurveda: what it is, where it comes from, and some basic principles.
VIDEO: THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE OF AYURVEDA
Here, the Indian Ministry of AYUSH, along with BHUMI Telefilms presents an in-depth film on the fundamentals of Ayurveda and its relevance in Modern Genomics.
VIDEO: DR DHAVAL DHRU - LEARN ABOUT HOW AYURVEDIC MEDICINE CAN HELP YOU
Here, Dr. Dhaval Dhru, Department Chair of Ayurvedic Sciences at Bastyr University presents a lecture on Ayurveda, the traditional East Indian medical science, which uses natural methods to promote healing.
DR. DEB KERN
VIDEO: DR DEB KERN - INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
Dr. Deb Kern (B.A. and an M.B.A. Nursing, Ph.D. in Health Sciences) presents a well balanced presentation on the foundational aspects of Ayurveda.
VIDEO: SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA
Here, Dimple Jaganda, the founder of Prana Health Clinic in Mumbai introduces the basic elements of Ayurveda.
Here, Justin Robertshaw presents a very comprehensive and easy to understand introductory video on some of the basic principles of Ayurveda. Justin also speaks about how food and body types can be classified into the three doshas, as well as one's innate tendencies, behaviour and attitudes.
This is a perfect introduction for anyone wanting to understand more of the detail concerning Ayurvedic principles, doshas, prakruti, vikruti and Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle principles for balance and wellbeing.
DR. VASANT LAD
Renowned author and speaker, and one of the leading forces of Ayurveda in the West, Dr. Vasant Lad was responsible for bringing Ayurveda to the United States by founding the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1984. He continues to write extensively and lecture through educational webinars at liveayurprana.com.
Here, Dr. Lad explains further elements of what encompasses Ayurveda.
VIDEO: JASON MILNE - AYURVEDA AND INTRODUCTION
Here, Jason Milne, head-teacher and founder of Live True Yoga offers am Introductory lecture to the science of Ayurveda.