Ayurveda for Strengthening
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Dr. Marc Halpern – Ayurveda for Strengthening Your Immune System
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New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts
Monday, April 20, 2020
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
In this 7-week transformational intensive, Marc will guide you through the fundamental body-mind-spirit skills you’ll need to successfully strengthen your ojas, address your health challenges, and prevent disease.
Module 1: The Role of Your Body, Mind & Consciousness in Your Health (April 20)
In this opening module, Marc will ground you in the deeper principles of Ayurveda — starting with the perspective that your body, mind, and consciousness are integrated and cannot be separated. That which affects one aspect of your being affects all aspects of your being.
As such, you’ll dive right in to specifically how to use Ayurveda as a true holistic approach to both preventing and treating disease.
The 3 fundamental causes of disease that weaken the body: the movement of the mind (parinama), the failure of the intellect (pragyaparadha), and the misuse of the senses (asatmendriyartha samyoga)
The primordial cause of all suffering that makes it almost impossible to hear your deep inner wisdom
The 3 Pillars and their importance to the wellness of your body and mind: healthy digestion, healthy sleep and rest, and healthy sexual expression
Module 2: How Your Ayurvedic Constitution Affects Your Wellbeing & Immunity (April 27)
In this module, you’ll explore the core of Ayurveda.
Your Ayurvedic constitution (prakruti) is the key to understanding who you are as a unique individual with a unique body type and a unique personality. Your prakruti provides you with a roadmap to your inner nature and a clear path to maintaining balance throughout your life.
Nothing is right for everyone. Everything is right for someone. Your prakruti holds the key to understanding what’s right for YOU.
This session, you’ll delve into:
The 10 pairs of opposite qualities of nature, which are inherent in all the elements
The 5 elements — Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth
The 3 doshas — vata, pitta, and kapha — and how they combine to create your unique constitution
How to calculate the percentages of each dosha in your constitution
How your uniqueness is meant to complement other people and vice versa — and how to use this knowledge to improve your relationships
How creating a unique lifestyle — with the specific colors, aromas, sounds, foods, and herbs that apply to your individual constitution — can support your optimal immunity
Module 3: Understanding Your Imbalances & Your Path Back to Health (May 4)
While knowing your constitution is the key to disease prevention, knowing the nature of your imbalance (vikruti) is the key to restoring balance and health.
In this module, you’ll explore how to determine your imbalance and what that means for restoring the health of your body and mind and for strengthening your ojas. You’ll:
Understand how imbalances in the 3 doshas and their combinations affect your sleep, appetite, digestion, elimination, menses (if appropriate), and mind
Explore your symptoms and begin to label the doshic imbalance
Define your imbalances in terms of primary, secondary, and tertiary doshas
Use this knowledge to set up a path for getting back into balance
Module 4: Agni, Ama & Ojas — The Ayurvedic Keys to Building Immunity (May 11)
In this module, you’ll explore the most important physiological concepts in Ayurveda: agni, ama, and ojas.
Agni determines how well you digest your food. Ama is the residue of poor digestion that causes toxicity in your body. Ojas is the factor that protects you against disease and maintains homeostasis. When agni and ojas are healthy, no disease can affect you.
The state of your agni (high, low, or fluctuating) and how that influences your digestion and elimination
Self-care practices to balance your agni
The state of your ojas and how it influences your resistance to stress and disease
How much ama is present in your system
Several steps you can take to reduce ama in your body and mind
The principles for building and protecting your ojas to maximize the health of your immune system
Module 5: Preventing & Treating Disease With a Healthy Diet (May 18)
Now that you understand your constitution (prakruti) and imbalance (vikruti), we’ll explore the types of diet that prevent disease by supporting a healthy immune system. You’ll also delve into how to use food to return your body to a state of balance.
In this exploration of Ayurvedic nutrition, you’ll discover:
Which foods and spices are the best and worst for each dosha
The spice in your cupboard that enhances agni and reduces ama
How to make sure the foods you eat build ojas — not ama
Which foods you can eat to prevent disease
The specific foods that’ll help you restore balance to your body and mind
The principles of Ayurvedic cooking
Simple recipes and menu ideas for each dosha
Module 6: Creating a Healthy Ayurvedic Lifestyle to Build an Effective Immune System (June 1)
A healthy lifestyle is one that keeps you healthy and supports you to reach your full potential. Ayurveda provides lifestyle guidelines that meet the needs of each individual.
Based on your constitution (prakruti) and any imbalances that you may have (vikruti), Ayurveda details a way of living each day that will maximize the strength of your immune system and your healing potential.
In this module, you’ll explore:
The daily lifestyle and routine that supports healthy sleep
Why healthy digestion is based not only on what you eat, but on HOW you eat
The best time to exercise according to your dosha
How to create a calm, healthy morning routine
Five self-care practices that support the immune system — including daily self oil massage (Abhyanga), nasal irrigation (Jal Neti), and eye washes (Chaksu shodhana), plus two more self-support techniques
Module 7: Plant Medicine for Balancing Agni, Building Ojas & Supporting Your Immune System (June 8)
Herbal medicine is a crucial part of the Ayurvedic approach to restoring balance and building immunity.
In this module, you’ll explore the 10 plants of the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia that are essential to your wellbeing — and how to use them to improve agni, reduce ama, and build ojas.
The energetics of Ayurvedic herbalism, including the concepts of rasa (taste), virya (energy) and vipaka (long-term effect)
Four herbs that build agni (dipana)
The 2 primary herbs for reducing ama (pachana)
The 4 main herbs that build ojas (rasayana)
As the course wraps, Marc will guide you to synthesize all you’ve learned, and you’ll find yourself well equipped to maintain or restore balance and support your immune system…
Dr. Marc Halpern is the founder and president of the California College of Ayurveda, the oldest school of Ayurvedic medicine in the United States. A doctor of chiropractic and an Ayurvedic doctor, he is a leader in the development of Ayurvedic medicine in the West. Co-founder of the National Association of Ayurvedic Schools and Colleges, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Council on Ayurvedic Education, and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, he has played an important role in building the infrastructure of Ayurveda in the United States. Dr. Halpern has written three textbooks: Principles of Ayurvedic Medicine and Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine Volumes I and II. He has also written the popular book Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda and recorded the #1 bestselling meditation album in the United States, Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. Dr. Halpern has co-authored several published original research papers in the field of Ayurvedic dermatology. He also sits on the editorial board of several indexed journals in the United States and India.
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