Sunday, June 27
Beyond Zen Studio (574) 855-1405
Yoga for the Summer Season: A blend of Yoga and Ayurveda
One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda is that our habits, routines, and dietary choices should be adapted to the seasons. We can support a state of balance throughout the year by making an intentional effort to live in harmony with the cycles of nature.
Ayurveda, the sister science to Yoga and the traditional naturopathic healing system of India, is a 5,000 year old healing tradition known as “The Wisdom of Life.” This way of life teaches us how to maintain and protect our health, youthfulness, and vitality.
Our individual nature is intimately connected with all of nature through the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Space. By aligning our personal daily practices with the season we are in, we will stimulate our natural healing process and develop a more supportive and loving environment where we can begin to thrive. Each person has a unique balance that must be observed and made aware so we can begin to mirror the marvelous example that nature has set for us.
Summer, like each of the seasons, arrives with its own distinct personality. Depending on your constitution, summer may increase your internal sense of harmony, or it may aggravate it. Ayurveda calls summer the Pitta Season. Summer is generally defined by the heat, the long days of bright sun, the sharp intensity, and the transformative nature of the Fire element. These qualities are directly in line with pitta dosha, which is why summer is considered a pitta season. Fire is a highly transformative element with the ability to move energy in both positive and negative ways, depending on how intentional we are with harnessing it.
This two hour workshop will include some conversation on Ayurveda’s lifestyle practices and suggestions for the summer season, along with a yoga practice to help balance pitta by staying cool, mellowing intensity, and grounding our energy.