Defining the word Ayurveda in its right perspective and identifying the two streams of wellness care and illness cure. Demystifying the common understanding that Ayurveda is ancient and unscientific, outdated and not contemporary, more anecdotal, and needs scientific evidence.
Unlocking Ayurvedic Secrets
Ayurvedic Food Preparation For Optimal Nourishment
While keeping up with today’s fast-paced world, we often struggle to make healthy dietary and nutritional choices. We look for quick food fixes that we can quickly ‘grab and go’ that help us save time on cooking so that we can utilize it towards other aspects of life. This has lead to a rise in prepackaged foods like pre-made breakfasts that are ready with boiled water or pre-made meals that are easily microwavable. If you are health conscious, then you would typically choose easy to make foods like protein shakes, fruit and vegetable smoothies, energy bars which promise us ‘maximum nutrition’ with ‘minimum time and effort’. And if trying to curb or shrink your growing waistline you would often consider ‘healthier options’ like fat free foods, and air fried recipes. But, Are fruit and veggie smoothies really ‘healthy’? Are energy bars the way to go for boosting energy? Are air-fried foods ‘healthier’ than fried foods? To answer the above questions and take the mystery out of ‘healthy cooking,’ Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni will talk about “Unlocking the Ayurvedic Secrets of Ahara Samkara or Ayurvedic Food Preparation for Optimal Nourishment!” She will discuss different food preparation practices employed traditionally in Ayurveda vs. in today’s modern world like soaking, sprouting, boiling, baking, grilling, pressure cooking, air frying, churning, blending, juicing, grinding etc. affect food from a qualitative and nutrient density perspective, and how they impact your health. She will also share the best practices and food preparation techniques that can lead to optimal digestion and improved nutrient absorption, that leads to a life full of energy and vitality.
Chrono Nutrition simply means eating the “right foods at the right time.” It is not only ‘What’ but ‘When’ you eat that matters. Consuming your calories during a restricted window of time can have a deep impact on your health and well-being. We will be discussing Chrono nutrition in the light of Upavaas (intermittent fasting) and Cardio-Metabolic disorders.
Dr Phadke will explain how a basic foundation of Ayurveda can facilitate a better understanding of Yoga. One develops insight for decoding Yogic texts with a background in Ayurveda. This session will explain integrative Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy.
Ayurveda is a science based on processes described in the Samhita as Kriyasharir. There are some unbreakable natural laws (Vidhi Vidhan and Vishesh Ayatana) mentioned in the Samhita, and their importance needs to be highlighted especially in the context of changed dietary habits, qualities of food ingredients and their source origins. This session will address these issues.
Ayurveda of modern times is something about validating the Sasthra with the tools and methodology of modern science. Even the basic education of ayurveda has this tendency. But there are issues in this approach. These tools are not the right ones to validate Ayurveda. Teaching ayurveda in its own premises is of utmost importance to make it updated and to make sure that the world of ailing people get the best out of the system.
In this session Nidhi will share how to be mindful of food choices to beat stress. The effects of foods on mental health and how to be good at eating.
The session provides a basic understanding of the cycles of the human body and how they correspond to the cycles of the universe and then use this knowledge as a framework to design our day. It offers a simple and comprehensible approach to Ayurvedic living, which is accessible to all. One can expect better sleep, skin, digestion, and overall health within three weeks of living like this.
This presentation will centre on the relevance of the Ayurveda today and how modern science is now discovering the truth of the ancient wisdom and how it translates to our diet and lifestyle today.
Wellbeing and Happiness based on Ayurveda. Happiness Index has become a new fad. Ayurveda defined Happiness is linked with Wellbeing and deeper philosophy of life. Happiness is Sukha in Ayurveda and it’s not a pursuit that can be achieved from the outer world. Sukha is an internal landscape that is created by understanding Life in totality.