“Death Begins in the Colon” said Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C., also known as the father of holistic health. The accumulation of toxic debris in the body due to inadequate digestion and elimination, he suggested, produces poisons that slowly, over time can kill us.
Interestingly, what Dr. Jensen pointed out some 70 years ago , for millennia has been a central tenet of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of natural health. Ayurveda takes the concept of toxicity related to incomplete digestion one step further, suggesting that the accumulation of ama, i.e. toxic byproducts of inadequate digestion, is the key factor that undermines our health and well-being on a day to day basis and eventually lays the foundation for chronic diseases.
If Constipation Can Kill You, What Will It Do to You Before You Die?
Few people in modern society are exempt from the effects of imperfect digestion and elimination. By some estimates, as many as 100 million Americans are affected by digestive disorders, which result in over 50 million physician visits and more hospitalizations than any other category of medical problems in the U.S. today.
And these statistics cover only actual disorders. According to Ayurveda, digestive imbalances affect our health and well-being in numerous ways, long before they lead to actual diagnosable disorders.
When digestion is weak, according to Ayurveda, the food that we take in is not digested properly, resulting in the accumulation of ama, a toxic residue that lodges deep in our cells. The buildup of ama gradually undermines the health of bodily tissues and zaps our vitality, health, and well-being.
Signs of ama includes bad breath, a coated tongue, lack of appetite, tendency to constipation or chronic constipation, fatigue, susceptibility to infections, and a tendency to mood swings and even depression.
What is the degree of ama in your body, and how can you reduce it or prevent it from accumulating in the first place? In this course, Ayurvedic Vaidya Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar joins us to discuss the principles of Ayurvedic detoxification and ways to enhance digestive health to preempt the accumulation of toxins in the body in the first place.
What You Will Learn
- The 6 stages of disease according to Ayurveda – what are the early stages and signs of disease and why is it critical to take steps early on to preempt the disease process?
The concept of ama, what it is, how it accumulates, and how to assess the degree of ama in your body
- Why ama isn’t just related to the food we ingest, but also our ability or inability to metabolize experiences and emotions.
- Principles of Ayurvedic detoxification, and simple daily therapies for reducing ama in the system
- Ayurvedic principles for facilitating health eating and digestion
- The concept of ojas, why it is the foundation for health and spiritual strength, and how to facilitate it.
- An overview of more powerful Ayurvedic cleansing treatments to prevent the build-up of impurities in the system
- Simple yoga practices to support the process of facilitating digestion and detoxification.
This Course Also Includes:
- Recordings of Both Sessions: Yours to keep. It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get the recordings of both sessions (MP3 downloadable and MP4 streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
- Transcripts of Both Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.
This course qualifies for 2 CEs with Yoga Alliance.