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Addiction an Ayurvedic Perspective

Saturday, April 27, 10:30-12:00 PM

Addictions have become a serious issue in modern life from social media to opioids and everything in between. This panel of experts will focus on how Ayurveda views addiction and its affliction in the mind. It will focus on the full variety of disturbance of the mind through addictions and how it can be addressed through Ayurveda and yoga. Case study presentations will be provided to illustrate approaches to addiction. 

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Ayurvedic Herbal Protocols for Mental Disorders

Saturday, April 27, 10:30-12:00 PM

Focusing on the Ayurvedic and western pharmacopeia applied through the Ayurvedic model of dravyaguna and how best to utilize formulations, our panel experts will share their experience of distinctive conditions such as anxiety, depression, and addiction related mental disorders. Each presenter will share a special case study that has proven successful in their practice.

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Food and Mood: Diet Approaches to Balancing the Mind and Feeding the Senses

Saturday, April 27, 10:30-12:00 PM

Ayurveda has long identified food as a substance that affects our bodies and minds depending on all the factors involved with its selection for the right time, person, place and amount. This panel of experts in the field, will explore how food affects our mental being and how we can utilize the principles of Ayurveda to create balance in the mind. Exploring the tri-gunas and their affects is pivotal to the topic. Case studies will be presented to exemplify an Ayurvedic approach to feeding the mind and the senses. 

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Integrative Management of Anxiety & Depression: An Ayurvedic Approach

Saturday, April 27, 1:30-3:00

This session will focus on using Ayurveda and/or yoga either as a main therapy with western medicine in a secondary role or vice-versa. The panel experts will include models of integration with other modalities including western medicine and will provide case studies to highlight practical applications.

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Jyotish for Mental Health

Saturday, April 27, 1:30-3:00

Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) is an excellent tool to evaluate and heal the conditions of the mind. Poor emotional health is a major challenge in one's physical health and many life events. This highly experience panel will explore the practical utility of Jyotish in Clinical setting. Each presenter will offer their unique perspective and an interesting case study to demonstrate the value of Chart Reading, Vedic Counseling and Spiritual Guidance.

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MINDful and Practical Approach to Research in Ayurveda

Saturday, April 27, 3:30-5:00 PM

This session will focus on the role of research as a way to advance understanding of the teachings of Ayurveda and furthering the growth of this science in our western world. The panel presenters will share current Ayurvedic research and it’s outcomes, how to develop collaborative research protocols, understanding whole system research, modern Ayurvedic research related to a clinical condition and bridging Ayurvedic concepts to the gut-brain and gut-body axis including the microbiome.

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Yoga Therapy and the Mind

Saturday, April 27, 3:30-5:00 PM

The focus of this session is to learn the use of yoga therapy to enhance the practice of Ayurveda. The panel will share how using pranayama, meditation, mantras, vibrational healing, mudras and mama in yoga practices can be used as an adjunct therapy to patient care, creating a healing and care giving environment. Case study(s) that accentuate the effectiveness of this approach to healing the mind and emotions will also be presented. 

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Plenary Panel and closing circle

Sunday, April 28, 11:00-12:30 PM

What are some of the ways Ayurveda has worked with the mind down the ages? How can this ancient wisdom be presented fresh and relevant in Twenty-First Century America? In our closing panel, our distinguished featured presenters sum up our conference theme and empower us to carry new insights into our daily lives and our practice of Ayurveda.

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