Embodied Ayurveda for Yoga Practitioners: Increasing the Healing Potential of Yoga (Paperback)
In Embodied Ayurveda for Yoga Practitioners, yoga, ayurveda and somatic awareness are combined to create a potent process for self-care. In their unique ways these three disciplines are about self-awareness. The practices offered here are somatic-awareness invitations to experience Ayurvedic principles as living, breathing realities in one's own body. Once they are embodied, Ayurvedic principles can easily become a natural enhancement to any yoga practice.
Yoga practitioners intuitively adapt their practice to how they are feeling. If they are low in energy, they will do a less vigorous practice. A restorative practice is more appealing when they are not feeling well. When stressed, they might be attracted either to a challenging practice that washes away the tension, or to a gentle practice that soothes the body/mind. All of this is common sense and instinct.
The goal of this book is helping people to bring this common sense/instinct into full consciousness and to further develop it using Ayurveda. A beginning practitioner can integrate Ayurvedic principles into their learning of yoga. Established and advanced practitioners will discover a world of subtle adjustments and focuses to add freshness, healing potency and breadth to their practice.
Embodying Ayurveda gives yoga practitioners powerful self-care tools and provides yoga teachers with the knowledge of how to tailor practices to the needs of their students.