HEALING THE EMOTIONAL BODY with Yoga & Āyurveda WEEKEND WORKSHOP with Arun Deva
How do we understand the emotional body? The link between the mind and the different organs/systems of the body is well researched and documented in Ayurveda. Now the progressive field of psychotherapy has related our instincts to our reptilian stem, our emotional to the limbic, and the rational to our […]
How do we understand the emotional body?
The link between the mind and the different organs/systems of the body is well researched and documented in Ayurveda. Now the progressive field of psychotherapy has related our instincts to our reptilian stem, our emotional to the limbic, and the rational to our neo-cortex. In Āyurveda, however, the mind is not restricted to this structure, instead it begins in the heart, reaches downwards into the gut and upwards into the brain. The connections are easy to see as seats of instincts, feelings and sensation/thought. Therefore, all our instincts and our rational thinking revolve around the mediating emotional state. When our emotional state is one of creativity, innocence and joy, we see beauty, feel compassion and instinctually open to universal waves of loving. However, when our emotions are dominated by fear, anger and grief, we become susceptible to the 6 enemies of the mind: lust, rage, greed, jealousy, envy and delusion. And our thinking and functionality begins to operate from these states. In Ayurveda, it is also said that if you wish to conquer these six enemies, there is no better pathway than that of yoga (sattvavajaya cikitsa). After years of personal practice, study and teaching on the relationship of the emotional body to our health and our peace of mind, the results I have gained offer clear, succinct information on the use of these yogic tools. We will do an actual practice to show their effectiveness in transforming fear, anger and grief into creativity, innocence and joy.
Saturday, February 17 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00am-12:00pm Foundational aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga
2:00-4:00pm Understanding the tools of yoga in emotional therapy
4:30-6:00pm The preliminaries: diet, lifestyle and relationships
Sunday, February 18 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00am-12:00pm The Practice Session
2:00-4:00pm Svatantra Nyāya
COST: Weekend Immersion: $195 pre-paid before Feb 7 or $225 at the door
Single Lectures/Classes: Not Available
**CEU’s for YA Registry available for teachers and teacher trainees.