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Yoga, Ayurveda & The Theory of the Elements Introduction

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the philosophical foundations of Ayurveda and its relationship to yoga.

Objective

Become familiar with the foundational theory and purpose of Ayurveda and how this relates to yoga.

Description

Provide the original source and definition of Ayurveda. Explain how the goals of Ayurveda and yoga are related and describe more about the link between Ayurveda and yoga. Describe Ayurveda philosophy and practice in a nutshell. Explain how the doshas are experienced when they’re in optimal balance. Describe how the theory of elements is related to Ayurveda and explain the role of each. Give examples of each element in the outer world and in the human body. Note how knowledge of Ayurveda can support yoga teachers.

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