Ayurveda, Healing Connections For Balanced Living
Acharya Shunya, Emeryville, CA, is one of the esteemed teachers of the living, embodied wisdom of Ayurveda. Shunya, the descendant of a long line of Ayurveda sacred teachers and masters going back centuries, is the founder of Vedika Global, a spiritual foundation dedicated to elevating consciousness, building community, and serving humanity by illuminating India’s Vedic spiritual traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta. Named among the 100 Ayurveda and Yoga Trailblazers by Spirituality and Health magazine she’s a master teacher. In this CBJ Episode, she reviews how healing and spiritual practice come together in practical ways with accessible applications.
Details on Her Awakening Course At Vedika Global:
A well-lived day is medicine unto itself.
“For thousands of years, Acharya Shunya’s family has shown humanity a joy-filled path to abiding health of body, mind, and spirit. Every day can become a health-protecting and health-reclaiming day simply by the art with which it is lived.
Learning Ayurveda’s lifestyle wisdom in a patient manner, by allowing it to soak into your soul over time, acts as a weed destroyer. The knowledge contained in this wisdom has the power to recondition your consciousness and take you beyond your negative habits so that you can slowly and steadily transcend your outdated, default coping strategies that no longer serve you, and learn new ways of self-care.
As you learn Ayurveda’s vast lifestyle wisdom, you will have the opportunity to open the door to a lifetime of masterful living. You will emerge from this course with a solid foundational understanding of how to carve out a new way of living in greater harmony with yourself, nature, and all other beings.”
Ayurveda Detailed at CBJ/098
- Acharya is my title and means Master Teacher [2:31]
- My training in a traditional family school in India [5:43]
- Our two goals: awakening consciousness and awakening health [7:70]
- Parker: My experience as a child discovering Paramahansa Yogananda [11:63]
- The science: from a mind lost in the world – to self – to universal consciousness [15:26]
- Shunya on her book Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom [25:50]
- Dr. Sidney Baker’s book on Circadian Rhythms – below – [30:23]
- Recommendations for meditation [36:46]
- Our Learning Mind [39:23]
Acharya Shunya’s Website, Book, & References:
- The Three Pillars of Life – Details from Shunya on PDF Download
- Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom – Shunya’s Book – Global Amazon Link
- Vedic Global Shunya’s Training Site
- Her Awakening Course at Vedic Global
- The Circadian Prescription – Sidney Baker MD – Global Amazon Link
- Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda – 1998 Repub – Global Amazon Link
- http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2225411016000250 Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 50–53
- Review article: A glimpse of Ayurveda – The forgotten history and principles of Indian traditional medicine Ayurveda – Science Of Self-Healing: Complete Ayurvedic Home Remedies For A Healthy And Happy Life, Jan 6, 2017, by Anand Gupta – Global Amazon Link
- The Essence of Enlightenment: Vedanta, the Science of Consciousness Jan 7, 2015, by James Swartz
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