Dharma and your Ayurvedic Prakruti
"Our elemental and doshic constitution gives rise to innate talents, skills and abilities that we should be encouraged to share. Those abilities are our birth right and our Dharma".
The concept of Dharma is an intrinsic part of Ayurvedic thinking and philosophy in the sense that it forms the backbone of our personal constitution or Prakruti. When we have formed a strong relationship with ourselves, then our sense or Dharma naturally arises. Dharma in this sense represents where we need to place ourselves in the wider society and how we need to contribute to the greater whole. Our natural talents and abilities are recognised and validated and as we contribute, we experience a deep sense of belonging and “right living”.
What can people expect?
This session will be an exploration of the concept and journey of Prakruti. The session will start and end with a meditation but will mainly be talk and discussion.
How to pay homage to yourself in Yoga
There are many yogic practices that help to bring greater clarity and understanding of who we are and what we want out of life. Many practitioners believe that yoga is just about physical health on the one extreme or about completely transcending the self on the other extreme. In truth, yoga is about unravelling the secrets of who we are by bringing the body and mind into balance and uncovering what we really want. Without this realisation, it is difficult to live an authentic life because we are always living by other people’s models.
what can people expect?
We will explore some subtle yoga practices including Pranayama, meditation and Yoga Nidra. These practices are designed to take us deeper than the discursive, polarised mind and enable us to re-evaluate who we think we are.
what does dharma mean to you?
Our natural place in society that arises from a greater awareness of our Ayurvedic Prakruti. Our elemental and doshic constitution gives rise to innate talents, skills and abilities that we should be encouraged to share. Those abilities are our birth right and our Dharma. It takes a balanced and stable society to allow every individual Dharma to flourish and we are lucky to be living in a first world country where there are potentially greater opportunities for Dharma to be fulfilled.
Tarik is a qualified and experienced yoga teacher / trainer and Ayurvedic practitioner. He runs courses in yoga teacher training courses, an Ayurveda module and workshops in Ayurveda for yoga practitioners. He also has an Ayurveda clinic in King’s Cross. He's been teaching yoga since 1997 and has had a wide variety of training including in Iyengar, Satyananda and Sivananda traditions. His main approach is to help students establish a sound physical practice that is appropriate for their constitution as a foundation for deeper, more subtle meditative work.
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