Aging Gracefully with Ayurveda and Yoga

“Old age is not a disease, it is a triumph” —Maggie Kuhn

We all age, that is a fact of LIFE. But, aging with grace and in alignment with your unique constitution, that is the true teachings of Ayurveda. Consider Ayurveda the sister science to Yoga, both emerging over 5,000 years ago in India. Ayurvedic medicine has been supporting individuals needs to ensure that the mind stays alert and clear and the body in optimal health and balance. With both Yoga and Ayurveda we find effective paths to cope with stress; from asana, pranayama and meditation to lifestyle shifts, wholesome diet and working with herbs. 

Aging is not about loss, it’s about taking the moment to seize opportunity and make your dreams come true. Successful aging means reaching forward (not back) and moving into an expanded and interesting future. With every breath, another moment passes, choices for that future emerge, and another opportunity for a new you presents itself. Through Ayurveda and Yoga we learn to observe ourselves with more clarity and less judgement and develop the courage to open to change. 

For thousands of years, Ayurveda has been teaching about the impact of stress on the body and mind and offering simple guidelines to identify the root causes that keep us engaged in unhelpful habits, such as; inadequate sleep and unhealthy diet. Ayurveda offers practical lifestyle tips, addressing everyday bodily concerns. And yoga addresses the spiritual faith practice that undermines our desire to know the true nature of the invisible force that lies at the core of our being. 

Jeanne-Marie Derrick C.A.S.

 

Jeanne-Marie is a veteran of Iyengar Yoga, have been practicing and teaching for 35 year. She holds certifications in Iyengar Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis. She is also a practicing Clinical Ayurveda Specalist and sees clients in Bucks County area, Philadelphia and New York City. 

Come join Sue Elkind and Jeanne-Marie Derrick on Saturday, May 7th from 1:00-4:00 PM to learn the basic principles of Ayurveda in relationship to aging. How the latest scientific findings are supporting the age old teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga.