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Emotional Health & Well-Being

with Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayu), AD 

Saturday, April 27, 9:00-10:00 AM

The integration of Ayurveda with yoga yields a perfect template for improving our emotional intelligence and physical well-being. The latest science clearly demonstrates the link between mind, emotions, and disease but offers few tools that target this mind-body connection to promote healing. In addition to discussing the impact of stress and social problems on physical and emotional health, this session will explore how to manage negative feelings and encourage a positive mindset that fosters success in work, relationships, and overall wellness.

The speaker will share enlightening observations drawn from his clinical experience in helping clients cultivate emotional stability and resilience through various alternative modalities including Vedic counseling; Panchakarma; emotional detox; herbs, diet, and lifestyle changes; and spirituality.

Suhas Kshirsagar is a classically trained Ayurvedic Physician and a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University. A Rig Vedic Brahmin by tradition and an accomplished clinician by training, he brings tremendous value to his clients and students alike. He is an insightful medical astrologer and Vedic counselor.


Featured Presenter

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

Foundations of Ayurvedic Psychology

with David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

Saturday, April 27, 7:30-8:30 PM

Ayurveda traditionally covers health and disease for body and mind, which reflect one another. It is inherently as much a psychological therapy as a physical treatment. Its emphasis on reducing the doshas and improving sattva guna provides it with a foundation on both levels. Ayurveda’s relationship with Yoga and Vedanta enhances its psychological approach. Ayurveda’s behavioral and lifestyle regimens, which include meditation, sustain psychological wellbeing overall. My talk on Ayurveda and the Mind will address the importance of the psychological aspects of Ayurveda, their relevance today in the information age, and how they provide the basis for right living, longevity, happiness and Self-realization. It will address healing methods from mantra to meditation, but also special Ayurvedic herbs for the mind.

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a world-respected teacher of Ayurveda, yoga, Vedanta, and Vedic studies, and one of the four founding advisors for NAMA. He has taught extensively on yoga and Ayurvedic psychology, Vedic counseling, and meditation. He is Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.


Featured Presenter

Ramkumar Kutty, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda)

Ayurveda and the Mind

with Ramkumar, BAMS

Sunday, April 28, 9:00-10:00 AM

Ayurveda and allied knowledge systems in the Vedic paramparadeal with not only the body and mind but also the human spirit and consciousness. In this session, we will explore the various aspects of the manasand its role in the disease causation process as well as its relevance within the context of health, healing, and living.

Ramkumar Kutty is a lifelong student of Ayurveda and other traditional Indian knowledge systems and is an internationally known speaker on Ayurveda. He is a Founder-Director of Punarnava Ayurveda, an institution committed to “Authentic Ayurveda for Universal Well-Being” and is on the Board of Directors of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore).

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