Module 7: EVERYTHING ON IT: Ayurveda & Integrative Health for Young People
- The Brain/Gut Connection
- Asana Lab
With the world (and our children) rushing hurriedly in so many different directions, we see kids who are overwhelmed with hyperactivity, aggression, TV and video-game addiction, moody behavior, stress, obesity, fatigue, the list goes on. These symptoms show are kids are not as healthy as they could be. As caregivers and providers, we can do something about this alarming, growing reality.
Often called or characterized as yoga’s “sister science,” Ayurveda is the world’s oldest wellness program. In this session, we’ll examine the medical and therapeutic roots of this ancient wisdom of life and practice, and explore meaningful ways to promote health and well-being rather than treating the symptomology of disease, both in ourselves and the young people we serve. We’ll examine mindful eating practices rooted in integrative health and how to incorporate them in the home or workplace. Some specific module activities include juicing and aromatherapy, as well as practices for promoting Ayurveda with children.