The Yogic Approach to Health:
An Introduction to Ayurveda

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From our first sip of morning coffee, we sometimes feel like we move through the day on autopilot. But what happens when we stop relying on our environment for answers, and we turn our eyes inward?

In this kickoff to our second week, Dr. Svoboda introduces listeners to the ancient practice of Ayurveda, the “sister science” of yoga aimed at guiding us to optimal health.

Dr. Svoboda highlights the relationship between our bodies and our environment and how western medicine might fall short in addressing some of our health needs. You'll learn why your own voice just might matter most.

Dr. Svoboda is the first Westerner to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Ayurveda: Life, Health, and Longevity, and Nicole's personal favorite, Ayurveda for Women: A Guide to Vitality and Health.

In this interview you'll also learn...

  • The concept of samata (balance) and how it applies to overall health and wellbeing
  • How (a small amount of) sickness can be helpful in understanding your body's energy pattern
  • The common types of body energies, or constitutions, and their distinctive characteristics
  • A few simple ways to evaluate your overall health
  • Why a few moments of quiet introspection each morning can be unexpectedly powerful

Quote From This Interview To Inspire You

"There's nothing in the world--no substance and no action--that cannot be used as medicine. so anything can be employed in a way to encourage us to move in the right direction, but you have to know for yourself."

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