19 Aug Q&A Session From 19 August, 2020
Posted at 13:47h in Q&A Calls
Dr. Svoboda & Dr. Welch address the following topics and questions in this order:
- Opening thoughts on the times, Triumph of The Will (a movie about Hitler), śakti, and the wisdom of George Harrison
- we take most of the call–the first 50 or so minutes– to address this question: “May I ask some advice on how to rise gently in the early hours of the day and start a gentle dinacharya. I ask this question, because i’ve chosen to live a life that has me exhausted, often, Emotionally and physically. The discovery of the self through Ayurveda is stirring up deep mother wounds that I was in fear of unfolding. The conditioning, fear, negativity and pain from it is A lot right now. I am seeking ways to move with it and through it. I find myself after work feeling the need to have a drink to calm my nerves. (I know the havoc this is wreaking, on my entire being).” We address this and discuss the role of experimentation, awareness, Mother Nature; addressing difficult relationships or habits; viewpoints on addressing impulses in general that we label as negative, like to overeat, drink, smoke, etc.
- Panchangas that Dr. Svoboda recommends: https://www.astro.com/swisseph/swepha_e.htm; https://www.drikpanchang.com
- In the final 10-15 minutes, we discuss the role intermittent fasting may play in Ayurveda, referencing kṣut (Hunger), from the Sapta Śamana, from Foundations of Ayurveda Part I, Lesson 11
These calls were recorded live with Dr. Claudia Welch & Dr. Robert Svoboda, for alumni of our “Foundations of Ayurveda Part I“, “Part II“, “The Planets” and, “Pratyāhāra: Turning Attention Within” complete courses (sorry, not for stand alone a la carte lessons). If you are not an alumnus of any of those courses, you are still welcome to listen to or share these sessions, but you may find them a bit confusing, as they relate to material covered in those courses.
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