Instructor - Ann Wagoner
Day & Time - Sunday at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
(This is an Optional Workshop, register with a Partial Festival Pass or add it to a Full Festival Pass.)
According to Ayurveda, the 10 days just before and after the Spring Equinox (March 20th), is the best time of year to change your seasonal routines (Ritucharya) and plan some detoxification (Panchakarma). Learn how to move stuck Kapha Dosha in the Spring. Undigested food (Ama) accumulates through the year, and can lead to inflammation, excess mucus, joint swelling, low energy and disease. By moving wastes and toxins (both physical and mental) out of the body, harmony and balance can be achieved.
In this Ayurvedic practicum, delve further into how one’s constitution (Dosha) is composed of the five elements and various qualities (Gunas). Find balance appropriate for you in the spring. Gain an understanding of the importance of purification from toxins and an overview of Ayurvedic cleansing (Panchakarma) techniques. Learn how to balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the spring. And then discover foods, spices and herbs most beneficial during and after cleansing.
Yoga postures (Asana) can also help us cleanse deeply rooted obstacles (Kleshas). Learn the theory of tri-doshic yoga postures and Asana that are especially beneficial for the Spring (Kapha) season. These postures also benefit thyroid, respiratory and urinary health. We will also review some of the basics of color therapy for the spring. All Levels. Bring a mat and what you need to sit comfortably on the floor. (Basic understanding of the three Doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, is recommended.)