The union of Yoga and Ayurveda, two ancient traditions rooted in the teachings of the wise sages of time immemorial, is the foundation of AyurYoga®. Created by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, and taught at the Ayurvedic Institute for the past 20 years, Ayuryoga offers individuals therapeutic practices to bring balance to the mind and body.
"As Yoga teachers begin to study Yoga therapy, many will naturally gravitate towards Ayurveda. This booklet is a gem of an introduction for them, for it brings together so many practice elements in a clear, practical, well written, and authoritative way. As such, it will also serve as a fine springboard for further study."
Executive Director, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Booklet, 24 pp, $5.00
Ayuryoga: VPK Basics
Vasant Lad and Maria Garré have written this booklet for those seeking to increase balance in their lives through yogasana, pranayama and meditation.
This booklet offers practical guidelines to practice yoga using the wisdom of the doshas to lead them.
A brief introduction to the doshas enhances one's understanding of their constitution, allowing the reader to select the optimal asanas, meditation, and pranayama that support their unique body, mind, and consciousness.
All practitioners can benefit from a greater understanding of the doshic constitution and then apply this to their yoga practice. Yoga teachers can recommend this useful booklet for their students and clients as a take-home handbook.
Fundamental Information about Each Doshic Type
Balancing Guidelines for Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Ayuryoga Instruction for Each Dosha
Meditation for Your Constitution
Fully Illustrated Poses, 57 In All
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"A succinct and practical introduction to Ayurvedic Yoga, of easy usage to all. The book summarizes this complex and subtle subject in a few pages that everyone can grasp."
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri)
Author Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-realization
Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic
physician who received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic
Medicine and Surgery, (B.M.A.&S.) from the University of Pune,
in Pune, India in 1968 and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in 1980.
Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of the Ayurvedic Institute. Vasant Lad is the author of numerous books and respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. Vasant Lad is the author of 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 500,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.
Maria E Garré, MEd, E-RYT-500, is head of the Ayuryoga Department, Maria teaches ASP 2 Ayuryoga, YTT, and online Ayuryoga. Maria is dedicated to a life-long study, practice, and teaching of both Yoga and Ayurveda; continuing over 20 years of study in Medical and Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Yoga.
Blending the knowledge she has gathered from her studies and yearly pilgrimages to India, Maria leads dynamic and liberating classes that embody the alchemy of all these disciplines. Along with teaching at the Institute, Maria travels internationally leading retreats, workshops, and teacher training programs throughout the world.