Embodied Ayurveda: Tools for balance & alignment

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By Dr. Melissa Ming Foynes. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In today's episode, I speak with Ivy Ingram, an Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga teacher, about the wisdom and science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic healing system's and originated in India over 5,000 years ago. We highlight specific Ayurvedic tools for managing stress and supporting and maintaining true balance and alignment in our lives, including how to take a preventative approach to health and healing. We describe Ayurveda's teachings regarding our constitutions and ways that learning about our constitutions can help us harmonize with our internal rhythms and those of nature. And if you have every experienced that 2-4pm crash, or the "tired but wired" or "second wind" feeling around 10pm, we encourage you to tune in to learn more about what Ayurveda recommends in these situations. Importantly, we talk about ways Ayurveda can empower us to shape the path of our own health and healing through listening both to the guidance of our inner wisdom and to nature.

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About Ivy: Ivy Ingram is an Ayurveda Practitioner and yoga teacher offering education and natural support for digestive issues, stress management, women’s health and other concerns. With a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, she has been helping clients experience deeper health and healing for over 17 years. She is a former faculty member of the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico under the direction of Dr. Vasant Lad. She received her Ayurveda Practitioner certification from Dr. Lad in 2014 after an intensive 2-year clinical training program. She also studied Ayurveda in southern India for 6 months and returns almost every year for further training with her primary teachers there.

A certified 500-hour advanced yoga teacher, Ivy began teaching yoga in 2002 after completing two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings, one with Integrative Yoga Therapy and one with Kripalu Yoga Center. She completed a 300-hour advanced teacher training in Ayuryoga at the Ayurvedic Institute, integrating the principles of Ayurveda and yoga as healing practices. She has also completed professional coach training with Presence-Based Coaching. A dedicated student of Vedic chant and Sanskrit, Ivy is fascinated by the power of sound, poetry and the spoken word in healing. To connect with Ivy, find her on Instagram @ivyingramhealth or on her website: www.ivyingram.com.

References & Additional Resources

  1. O'Donnell, Kate. (2020) The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care: Rhythms, Routines, and Home Remedies for Natural Healing. Shambhala.

Please note that the information provided in this episode does not constitute professional advice or therapy, mental health services, or health care services, and is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional advice or services. If you are struggling with a mental health crisis or need immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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