Feb 27, 2020
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
is the history of Ayurveda?
is fascinating about the history of Ayurveda?
is Ayurveda going into the future?
you foresee Ayurveda and Yoga trending like it has?
Links Mentioned in Episode:
Ayurveda ‘grew up’ as a response to human urbanization
humans should be able to ‘know what’s right’ and heal – and
why they often don’t
different traditions and lineages of Ayurveda that survive until
Ayurveda is being used in the West – and what has been
“[Ayurvedic] experts got together and they discussed the problems
inherent in living in an urban environment – something that we all
need to be alert to today.”
- 7:45 “When you are in one area as any
kind of animal, you create a lot of waste products, and if you’re
in a city, those wastes tend to accumulate in the city – and if you
yourself are in the city, they tend to accumulate in your
“As humans became more urbanized, more filled with ama, more
toxins, and less connected to the life force, it became necessary
for doctors to start directly interacting with humans explaining
what was the right thing to eat and the wrong thing to eat, the
right kind of behavior and the wrong behavior, and helping them to
get rid of this load of toxins … so that the prana can work to heal
“It is very possible for anyone to get a reasonable perspective on
what’s going on inside them and to feel within yourself whether
something in front of you is something you should eat or shouldn’t
eat. I’m always a bit dismayed when people become ‘listatarians’ …
instead of understanding personally.”
“People can eat 24 hours a day, the lights are on 24 hours a day,
there’s no connection to the normal external cycles that allows
your organism to align itself healthfully.”
inability of crisis-based medicine to deal with these crises has
led to the present situation in the West in which many alternative
paradigms compete for the acceptance of scientists and public
alike.” -Dr. Robert Svoboda
- “Ayurveda’s materia medica and
therapeutic techniques have much more yet to contribute.
I maintain, however, that
Ayurveda’s most valuable contributions will be made to the new
theory that medicine is trying to grow. These contributions will be
derived from Ayurveda’s way of seeing the world, its
a vision which will facilitate medicine’s ability to teach people
not just how to avoid disease but how to proactively develop and
maintain a healthy ‘state.’” -Dr. Robert Svoboda
- “Modern medicine defines health as the absence
of disease, Ayurveda focuses on health as a positive
condition that is independent of disease, an active state of being
that can be promoted by appropriate behavior. When you can upgrade your health you may find
diseases disappearing without ever having been directly addressed.
The same Ayurvedic principles that are used to correct yourself
when you are out of balance can be used to preserve your balance
once it is corrected.” -Dr.
Dr. Robert Svoboda is
the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and
be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his
formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga,
Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his
mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of over a dozen
books and has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute
in Albuquerque, NM, and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. You
can find out more about his work at www.drsvoboda.com and follow
him on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.