Introduction to Ayurveda

2 Day Workshop in New York City – February 8-9, 2020

AYURVEDA: A Modern Approach With Ancient Healing Wisdom

One-Day Workshop – Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10 AM-5 PM, ($115) Two-Day Workshop – Saturday & Sunday, February 8-9, 2020, 10 AM-5 PM, ($215)

Register by phone: (646) 670-6725

Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of healthcare that has been practiced in India for over five thousand years. Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. When imbalance occurs, illness can result. To restore balance, Ayurveda utilizes natural therapies with a highly individualized regimen. To determine whether an imbalance is present, Ayurveda refers to the patient’s body-type or constitution (dosha) to make an assessment. Our dosha is made up of a combination of the five elements – space, air, water, fire, earth. Each person contains aspects of all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in a unique balance, with one predominating. Ayurveda acknowledges that these universal elements are also found in the food we eat and in our environment. Therefore, our diet and surroundings play an integral part in our health and healing.

One-Day Workshop: Learn how your own constitution influences your health, how to determine if you are out of balance, and simple things you can do to achieve balance and harmony with diet, exercise, meditation, and lifestyle changes. In addition to covering the origin and philosophy of this ancient healing modality, this introduction to Ayurveda will discuss how it has preceded other forms of health and medical systems, and how it can integrate with current health and medical practices – such as western (allopathic).

Two-Day Workshop: Building on the one-day workshop, this second day will delve more deeply into the specific doshas, the body systems that they govern, the symptoms that their imbalances may manifest, and how to re-balance body, mind, and spirit. The discussion will also cover the Ayurvedic approach to specific health conditions, the importance of proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, how to improve the immune system, food combining and dietary tips, as well as the importance of a seasonal detox regimen.

Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system and is commonly referred to as “mother of all sciences.”
In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “science of life” (ayu means life, and veda means knowledge of). Rooted in ancient books ofwisdom, the Vedas, Ayurveda is deeply spiritual and encompasses life in its totality. It epitomizes a true body-mind approach to health and wellness.

Ayurveda is a healing regimen as well as a health maintenance program. And, since imbalances can be detected before illness manifests, Ayurveda is an effective prevention program as well. Prevention is a main focus of Ayurveda. Overall, Ayurveda is a way of life – a path to fulfillment, health, happiness, harmony, and bliss. These workshops will assist you in developing a solid grounding to achieving that balance.

Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinicin Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.

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