NAMArama: A Yoga Conference for Your Doshas

Ayurveda is the healing wisdom of yoga, a profound technology for carrying the balance you're achieving on the mat out into the rest of your life. Learn more at NAMArama!
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Ayurveda is the healing wisdom of yoga, a profound technology for carrying the balance you're achieving on the mat out into the rest of your life. Learn more at NAMArama!
Namaste: what does it mean?

I'll admit it: I'm an Ayurveda geek. I think you should be, too. Ayurveda is the healing wisdom of yoga, a profound technology for carrying the balance you're achieving on the mat out into the rest of your life. And even if you never get into the super-detailed nitty gritty (it is a science after all), even the most cursory of explorations is likely to expand your self-knowledge, and may even lead to an AH-HA!

Now's a good time to delve into Ayurveda, especially if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area: The seventh annual meeting of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (or NAMA) takes place in San Mateo this week. If you're nearby, consider nabbing a day pass--there will be yoga (of course), meditation, panel discussions, seminars, and even shopping. And there will be the chance to hear from and hobnob with the greats of American Ayurveda: Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, Vasant Lad, Yogini Shambhavi, Mark Halpern, and David Simon, M.D., among others.

Even if you can't get to the physical space, taking a virtual tour of the conference schedule can give you a good feel for what Ayurveda is, and how it might be useful to you as you work to deepen your practice, heal your body, and expand your spiritual vistas. (At the very least, it will give you plenty of fodder for further Google exploration of the subject.) In many ways, this "science of life" is life--completely relevant to you whether you choose to use it or not. But then, an Ayurveda geek would say that.

See also Intro to Ayurveda: The Three Doshas