17 Dec Q&A Session with Drs. Svoboda & Welch 17 Dec 2021
Posted at 21:18h in Q&A Calls
Dr. Svoboda & Dr. Welch address the following topics and questions in this order:
- How to work with people that have one or more of the five senses impaired. (We discuss echolocation as practiced by Ben Underwood.)
- The qualities that are enhanced by sleeping on the right side of the body vs. the left side
- Can we apply the properties of Ayurveda to animals? (kṛṣi/farming; mṛga Ayurveda for animals; vṛkṣa Ayurveda for plants & trees)
- Whether or not exercise, fasting or abhyaṅga is appropriate in the morning for individuals with high pitta
- Coffee vs. Tea: benefits & considerations
- How much trust should we place in the concept of prakṛti?
- The 10 factors (the following not accurately transliterated)/ dasha vidha pariksha Dr. Svoboda refers to:
- Dushyam (anything affected by doshas, namely dhatus & malas)
- Desham (“country”)
- Bala (strength of patient vs. disease, etc)
- Kala (time: time of year, day, person, etc)
- Vaya: (age)
- Anala (fire=agni)
- Satva (mental condition)
- Saatmya (suitability; what you’re habituated to. Anything you take in through the sense organs/whatever is wholesome to one’s self).
- Aahara (diet)
- Whether or not to promote diarrhea if one already has it
- Is prāṇavāhasrotas affected by acute as well as chronic illness and how does context influence it?
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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