Thursday, February 11th, 20211:00 PM – 3:00 PM, EST
In this workshop we’ll take a beginner’s look at Ayurveda and consider how daily routines and reflections on sensory input could make a powerful impact on healing and adapting to life with a TBI. Managing the balance between rest and activity can make a difference in how we experience common symptoms of TBI, such as fatigue, headaches, sensory overload, and emotional lability.
Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is a “science of life” that holds daily routines as a key to health. Ayurveda says that we are microcosms of the Cosmos, so we should live in harmony with Nature. Modern science increasingly proves the importance of this, with recent research linking our health to circadian rhythms (daily biological clocks). Ayurveda also considers the mind as connected to the nervous system and processing sensory information. Looking at our health holistically may provide some new ideas (actually really old ideas!) to help us feel better in every moment.
Please wear loose-fitting or comfortable clothing. This is mostly a power-point presentation, but we will have a portion including minimal, gentle movement in whatever way each body is capable, and we will take periodic pauses to incorporate rest in the form of guided meditation and breathwork.