Digestion = Agni

Digestion = Agni

Through the lens of Ayurveda we are what we “digest” not what we eat.

If we don’t digest our food we start to form “Ama”. Ama is a Sanskrit word, which literally means undigested or uncooked. The first stage of disease is also sometimes called Ama “toxins”.

Ayurveda also explains another entity called “Agni”. This word literally means fire. But in this context it means digestive fire. As long as the digestive fire is strong, Ama cannot be formed in the body. Agni (digestive fire) helps to melt down and flush out Ama (toxins) from the body.

Weak Agni (digestive fire) becomes weak by eating out of one’s constitution (Vata, Pitta or Kapha), eating the same foods, overeating, drinking too much water with meals, staying up late, resisting the urge to eat and eating at irregular times.

Presence of Ama (toxins)
Eczema
Psoriasis
Cysts
Swellings
Painful or swollen joints
Hypercholesterolemia
Blocked arteries

Symptoms of Ama in the body:
Heaviness
Lethargy
Irregular appetite or reduced appetite
Skin is dull and lusterless with blemishes, acne
Bloated stomach, gases, flatulence
Metallic taste in the mouth
White coating on the tongue
Foul smelling breath and sweat
Constipation, foul smelling stools which may be sticky, heavy and sink.
Lack of mental clarity and energy.
A sense of heaviness in the abdomen, legs or body as a whole
Weary and unenthusiastic feeling
Blocked feeling anywhere in the body, including constipation, sinus congestion and difficulty in breathing
Waking feeling tired even after a good nights sleep

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves the book The Hot Belly Diet by our beloved Dr Suhas Kshirsagar of Ayurvedic Healing LLC.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

Call Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC to set up a private consultation: 978-395-1234

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Kitten Yoga

Kitten Yoga Flyer

Phia Women’s Center and Cape Ann Animal Aid are partnering to bring this fabulously fuzzy event to Gloucester. Come meet lovable shelter kittens and enjoy fun raffles and give aways. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid.

2:30 – Meet and greet with kittens
3:00 – 4:00 Forrest yoga class with fuzzy feline assistants

Only 20 spots available! Register and find more information at phiawomenscenter.com

Learn to Meditate with a Harvard trained Ph.D from Gloucester

Learn to Meditate with a Harvard trained Ph.D from Gloucester

Dr. Patricia O’Brien

This series is offered for the beginner meditator, and all levels are welcome. This four part workshop will give you clear instructions on “how to meditate”. Pat will provide step by step practical guidance based on age old Buddhist wisdom and contemporary neuroscience.

The sessions will balance instruction, meditation practice, and time for questions. Each class will build on the knowledge gained from the previous class.

This complete workshop is four sessions, each session is ninety minutes.

Registration is required and this workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm May 23, May 30, June 6 & June 13  $80

What to bring: a notebook and pen,  a yoga mat, and either a meditation cushion, meditation bench, 2 yoga blocks or 2 small throw pillows. We will have a few zafu meditation cushions on sale.

Sign Up and More Info Here.

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Calling All Golfers: Golfing for a Great Cause, Toots Fore Tufts

The 4th Marc K. Jackson Memorial Golf Tournament

Benefiting the Marc K. Jackson Neuro-oncology Patient Support Fund

Friday. May 19th. Enjoy a day of golf at beautiful Stow Acres Country Club.    58 Randall St. Stow MA. Includes a delicious lunch afterwards and a chance to win awesome prizes, including Red Sox tickets!

Event Contacts – Mike, Janna, Brian, Kari

For More Information Email: info@tootsforetufts.org

100% of the funds raised go towards helping cancer patients.

 

 

 

Full Moon Meditation

Full Moon Meditation

COME ONE, COME ALL!  (No experience necessary)

Full Moon Meditation in Magnolia at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC: part of a whole health system of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC

We are thrilled to announce our monthly Full Moon Meditation starting, Wednesday, May 10 with highly experienced meditation practioner, Lynne Kathryn!

Experience the blissful benefits of meditation. A serene setting; Magnolia offers the perfect place to relax, slow down, cultivate mindfulness, unite with your inner self, get into the flow, and rejuvenate.

Whether it be for stress reduction or spiritual growth – you will feel better after meditating — try it — or share your experience/ all are welcome!

Let’s cultivate wisdom, enhance enlightenment, and raise the vibration!

Group work can lead to or complement individual practice; eventually, we can strive to practice in all apects of our lives!

Expect some discussion and guidelines initially, and then we will meditate for 20-30+ minutes. There will be time for sharing and balancing ourselves at the end of the session. If Spirit has led you here please listen to your soul’s path. Refine your practice, make a breakthrough, or have a gentle laugh! Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Lynne Kathryn on our journey! 🕉

Benefits of meditation:
Lowers blood pressure/slows down the cardiovascular system
Restores balanced function to the digestive system
Relaxes the nervous system
Relieves muscle tension
Diminishes intesnity of headaches/migraines
Relieves insomnia
Frees the mind from self-doubt and internal chatter
Releases fears
Reduces anxiety
Improves depression
Generates optimsim, self-esteem, confidence and motivation

Lynne Kathryn, M.Ed., C.MI. Certified Vipassana (insight) Meditation Instructor with 20 years experience teaching and nearly a decade counseling as well. Lynne is a meditation practitioner and facilitator who is based on the North Shore, and is available for individual or group sessions.

Investment: $10

When:  Wednesday, May 10   7:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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