Longevity Through Ayurveda:
Years to Your Life, Life to Your Years
April 18 to 21, 2013
Yogarasayana – Ashtasiddhi Mala:
The Ayurvedic Application of Yogic Principles & Practices for Increasing Rasa. (This is an Active Yoga Practice Session)
Presented by Arun Deva, DAy, Yoga Therapist, E-RYT/500
Rasayana is four-fold: 1) Longevity, 2) Maintenance of health, 3) Improvement of the mental faculties, and 4) Resistance against disease. The ashtanga of yoga can be thought of as an ashtasiddhi mala or necklace of eight magical powers thatbegins with the promise of the above. Recognized by Ayurveda as far back as the Charaka Samhita, wherein we are advised to have confidence in the efficacy of yoga practices, these eight principles when put into practice are very powerful medicine. In this practice, we will first bypass the mind directly into the experience and then use the mind to understand and digest it.