Ayurveda & Yoga
February 24, 2015
Hosted by Ann Holaday
Yoga is the practice of uniting body, mind and spiritual self to achieve wholeness. It was realized by the Rishis, the sages of ancient India about ten thousand years ago and was systemized by Patanjali. He devised ashtanga yoga which are eight limbs or actions which are a systematic method by which one can prepare the body and mind to achieve higher states of awareness. Yoga is usually associated with asana which is the physical part of the practice and was developed so that yogis could sit in silence and stillness for long periods of time. Asana is only a practice in Hatha Yoga, one of many yoga practices. The healing power of ayurveda and yoga are profound as it influences gross and subtle energies. Subtle energies are associated with mental, emotional and spiritual health and are nourished through meditation. The energy centers (chakras), channels (nadis) and energy source (kundalini) are described in this program and how they influence the body and our well-being.
According to Ayurveda and Yoga
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The concepts of Ayurveda and Yoga are poorly understood and there are many misconceptions about them. The goal of According to Ayurveda and Yoga radio shows is to present authentic knowledge of the science of life and the science of consciousness in a way which is easy to understand. Each week the principles will be discussed and how they can be applied to everyday living to achieve complete health of body, mind and spirit. Management of health can be achieved through Ayurveda and Yoga and therefore freedom from disease can be attained.
Supplemental information on the programs is available at www.ataytv.com. A segment of each program will be devoted to questions and comments from listeners.
Ann (Aneesha) Holaday is an Ayurvedic professional whose passion is to tell the world about the amazing power of Ayurveda and Yoga. She was born, brought up and educated in Britain and has lived in Washington State since 1981. She has been married twice and widowed twice, has three grownup children and two grandsons. Her lifetime career has been in Radiation Therapy where she was an educator, manager and practitioner. She has authored a book, “The Mountain Never Cries,” and is a teacher of English as a Second Language. She has lived in Puerto Rico, New Zealand, India, Britain, Germany and USA.
Since the death of her second husband fourteen years ago, Ann has traveled the world extensively and she discovered Ayurveda and Yoga when visiting India ten years ago. She was captured by the profound knowledge of the ‘Science of Life’ and studied at the JIVA Institute and Ayurveda College in India. In the USA at the American Institute of Vedic Studies and Ayurvedic Institute. She is a professional member of NAMA, National Ayurvedic Medical Association and AAPNA, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. She has presented papers at conferences in India at the AAPNA Conference in Lucknow, Global Ayurveda Festival in Cochin, 6th Annual Holistic Health Conference in Kottayam, and World Ayurveda Congress in Delhi. She is founder of According to Ayurveda and Yoga Global Community whose mission is to make Ayurveda and Yoga a way of life all over the world through education.