Over the next few months, we will be sharing some of the final projects (~7,500 words) written by the graduate teachers from our recent 2015-17 Yoga Teacher Training Course.
This second in the series is from Margaret Clarke (Premdevi) entitled Flowing with Ayurveda. An excerpt from the introduction is given below, and the link to her full project is given at the bottom.
Ayurveda is a system of preventive medicine and health care that was developed in India more than 5,000 years ago, offering practical tools, insights and information for living in balance with good health.
Often referred to as the sister to yoga, as it goes hand in hand creating unity for a balanced and fulfilled life, there are many aspects and layers to Ayurveda. For example, it incorporates yoga, meditation, diet, herbal remedies usage, chromotherapy (colour therapy) crystals and Pancha Karma (elimination therapies to cleanse the body).
In this project, I will concentrate on a few aspects of the good health and wellbeing component to demonstrate what I would consider valuable knowledge to construct a yoga practice that would bring equilibrium to an individual, based on Ayurvedic diagnosis of the gunas and doshas.