Ayurveda Gut Brain - A Workshop


Did you know that your gut is your second brain?
The digestive tract is inherently connected to your overall health and well-being. How you digest food and life experiences can leave you fatigued, dull and stagnant or have you be luminous, light and joyful.

In Ayurveda, life is an expression of consciousness through the body, emotions and the subtle mind as well our senses. In today’s fast-paced life, poor food habits, stress, lack of proper movement and exercise hamper digestion of food and life and leads to imbalance and disease.

Acharya Sushruta (7th century BCE), known as the father of the Ayurevda, describes the gut brain connection in ancient texts..
He said, “The food is not properly digested if taken by
a person who is emotionally upset due to jealousy, fear, anger, or greed, or who is distressed due to suffering from other diseases or who has taken food not to his liking.”

The digestive system is the one system that is most directly impacted by our emotional state. In other words, anxiety, anger, resentment, worry and fear disturbs homeostasis. Therefore, in order to heal the body, we must consider the emotional state as well and vice versa. When we are happy, settled, peaceful and content, the gut is happy too. Meditators, yoga students have better relationships to their mind and therefore are less likely to suffer from digestive issues.

The gut is inherently connected to our emotional state. Feelings trigger digestive acids or suppress them. Even thinking about food can release enzymes in our digestive tract. When there is stress the body releases cortisol which can suppress beneficial gut bacteria and inhibit digestive processes.

Learn skills to digest and release difficult emotions and learn to prepare delicious foods that support your digestion and create a healthier, balanced and happier you.

Join Vaidya Swati Mhaske and Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor and Spiritual Mentor, Aparna Khanolkar for a multi-faceted workshop that focuses on experiential learning. 
You will practice breath techniques, be led in guided meditations, watch and learn from live cooking demos and be presented with ancient Ayurvedic knowledge for healing and understanding the gut brain connection. We will have dedicated time for Q and A and discussion.

Consider this a restorative time for yourself.
Join us on Jan 22, 2022 from 10-4pm via zoom for a dynamic, deep dive into practices and Ayurvedic knowledge that is sure to inspire you and support you in your vitality and well-being for years to come.

Jan 22, 2022 from 10-4pm EST
$150 per person
Payment via Venmo to Aparna Sherman or Zelle 805-453-3622
Refunds are offered only for cancellations 48 hours before the event. Credit is not offered for this event.
For more information, please email Khanolkar.aparna3@gmail.com

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