Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers

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By Madeleine Hesselink and Mado Hesselink. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Understanding Ayurveda helps yoga teachers and students access a more grounded presence both in their practice and their lives. This is especially true during times of change, uncertainty, and heightened anxiety. Chara Carruthers joins Mado on the podcast to talk about how the tools of ayurveda can help us to stay centered and maintain our self care long term. Listen to their in-depth conversation that spans topics such as how we can overcome tendencies towards comparisons and beliefs about what a yoga teacher “should” and “shouldn’t” be and the difference between engaging in self care vs. seeking comfort.

Episode Highlights:

  • The importance of the seasons and understanding their effect on us
  • Ayurveda as a tool for self care
  • The connection between illness prevention and self love
  • Defining our relationship and understanding of our Doshas
  • What anxiety is in Ayurvedic terms
  • How uncertainty and change effects immunity
  • The benefits of having routines from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • How to bring Ayurveda into your yoga classes

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Chara’s website, BlissBodyandSoul.com

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