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Intro to Ayurveda: Embodying the Elements Within

Event organized by LONGWAVE YOGA

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Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth. The five great elements, or the Pancha Mahabhutas, represent the most important foundational concept in Ayurveda, and it is said all of creation is made up of these five elements in different proportions.

More than physical elements, they are collections of qualities that together form the foundation of nature. We as humans can be viewed as the mini-me’s of the earth, each comprised of the same five elements. If a person truly embodies the five elements, the doorway of knowledge opens to understanding the connection to the world within and without. In the body, each element is associated with different tissues and functions, including illness. In the mind, the elements are associated with personality characteristics. Understanding your relationship to the five elements is part of knowing Ayurveda. Ayurveda gives us the knowledge to live a life in harmony and health.

Join Longwave and Logan Wagenseller as we build a deeper connection to the five elements and the embodiment of our personal understanding and wellness, discuss Tri-doshic theory and how it relates to our yoga practice, explore pranayama techniques, and practice yoga asana to balance each dosha. End this Ayurvedic exploration with a Try-doshic Kitchari to leave you feeling nourished and well-balanced.

"That which is above is the same as that which is below.’* In this workshop, we will embody the five great elements and leave with tools to live a balanced life, establishing connection to the world that exists both within and without.

* An Ayurvedic Dosha Test
* A Light Dinner of Tri-Doshic Kitchari
* A Kitchari recipe with recommendations for each dosha

Pre-registration by May 1 is required in order to prepare the correct amount of kitchari.