I have been studying and practicing Ayurveda now for more years than I care to think about, but even so I am scratching at the surface of a healing system with over 5,000 years of history. As a student of the Living Wisdom course you may be interested in Ayurveda on a personal level, or it may be that you plan on integrating Ayurveda into your existing or future practice. So what do you do next?
1. Live it – Start living an Ayurvedic life, right now, today. Don’t wait until the end of the course. Ayurveda is not a theory, this is a time tested proven, practical way of life that will bring you health, happiness and spiritual peace, but you need to make that first step…now!
2. Talk about it – Find like minded people in your local area and get chatting to them. Meeting up with fellow yoga practitioners, herbalists, nutritionists, massage therapists and whoever else you want to invite is a great way of boosting your energy and enthusiasm. If you are going into practice this is invaluable as you can share tips on setting up practice, social media and the logistics of being in business with people who understand the type of work you want to do.
3. Join with others – whether you are planning on becoming an Ayurvedic practitioner or not you may be interested in becoming a member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association. The APA represent and support practitioners and students throughout the UK and offer CPD events such as the recent event on 23rd June at which I was honoured to give a talk on ‘Embracing Local Native Herbs in Ayurvedic Practice’. I found the whole day fascinating and re-energising and it reminded me that listening to a speaker is an entirely different experience to reading a text and for students this can sometimes help ‘unlock’ a concept that appeared to be intractable.
Each of us learns in different ways but, wherever we are in our own particular life, I believe that we owe it to ourselves to take time to make sure we are keeping our knowledge vital, alive and up to date. So, why not give a thought to developing a Ayurvedic network of your own to help you with your onward Ayurvedic journey?