Good News! Dr. Liladhar Gupta, BAMS from Vrindavan,
India will be my guest in Laguna Beach from May 31
till June 11.
A two day workshop "Living
Ayurveda" will be held on
June 3rd and 4th
which will be aimed at
students of Ayurveda or practitioners. He will also be
guest lecturer at my UCI class on May 31st as well
as sitting in
with clients of my practice as time permits. Other
private consultations and teaching sessions
will also be available during his stay.
There will also
be an opportunity to greet Dr. Gupta on the evening
of June 2nd from 7-8:30 pm at my home in Laguna
Beach. This is a free event and is open to all. Just
RSVP to let me know that you are coming.
May all beings be with Peace,
|India Part 4: Parikrama- A walk around the town
2006.01.26 The name 'Vrindavan' is derived
from 'Vrinda', another
name for the sacred tulsi (basil) plant. A legend has
it that the entire place was a tulsi grove at one time.
The town is on a peninsula of land that is surrounded
on three sides by the Yamuna River. The sacred
Yamuna was once much closer to the town but has
receded and has left much land between the town
settlement and the river. This area has been
developed for agriculture. A path around the town
called the parikrama path encircles the town, staying
on the edge to the developed area, looking out over
the fields of wheat, barley and mustard.
|The Three Doshas
Ayurveda recognizes three primary life-forces in the
body, or three biological humors called Vata, Pitta
and Kapha, which correspond to the elements of air,
fire and water. As the active or mobile elements,
they determine the life processes of growth and
The Ayurvedic term for these life forces is dosha,
which in Sanskrit means "fault". This implies that the
doshas are that
which darkens, spoils or causes things to decay.
When out of balance, the doshas are the causative
forces behind the disease process.
|Dry Brush Massage (Garshana)
This is a simple and quick technique to assist the
lymphatic system by cleansing the skin so that toxins
can be eliminated from the body more efficiently
through the skin. If pores are clogged, the elimination
from the skin is impaired, and the overworked liver
and kidneys wind up having to eliminate the toxins. It
is estimated that one third of all impurities leaving
the body are eliminated through the skin, more than
one pound of waste per day! This is a good reason to
keep the skin functioning as an eliminative organ.
Free Introductory Lecture
May 3rd, 7-9 PM in Laguna Beach
Download PDF flyer and directions
- Introduction to Ayurveda
- Constitution and balance
- Food as medicine
- Balancing through opposites
- 14 tips for healthy eating
- Questions and Answers