Published on May 30, 2013
Instructor — Susan Weis-Bohlen – owner, Breathe Books; instructor, University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine
In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “knowledge for long life.” The 5,000-year-old Indian science of health, Ayurveda is the oldest known medical system in the world. Susan Weis-Bohlen, a Chopra Center certified instructor of Ayurveda, will introduce you to its foundational principles, which include nutrition, meditation, and yoga, as well as the three primary mind-body constitutions (doshas). Learn how to use this information in your practice as well as your personal life, to create harmony in your environment, and balance with the elements inside and out. By balancing your doshas through food, daily routine and stress reduction, you will find your natural weight, feel enthusiastic and energetic, reduce toxins, and increase vitality.
Production: Doug Kapustin Photography (www.dkapustin.com)
COMMENTS • 107
Alpha Centauri2 years ago
Ayurveda is far superior than modern Medicine
iron manish9 months ago
ayurved cured my liver cirrhosis ds,,,,thanks to indian rishis and yogis for this science,,i was just helpless and depressed,,,,ayurveda saved me
Ahmed Maroud1 year ago
That was pleasant to hear. You said 5000 thousand… Il is muuuuuuuuch more older than that. It is a science which goes with the creation of the world
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Ahmed Maroud5 months ago
The creation of the world is not 10 000 years old, Humans have existed for millions of years. And knowledge of yoga or how to care of our body by the science of nature have existed right from the beginning. This is the teaching of the Vedas. Thank’s for your note.
sharon anderson5 months ago
+Ahmed Maroud well i can accept tht. i know they are ancient and amazing. i just wish i could meditate. then i could understand so much more.
nkaranth1009 months ago
Susan.One word phenomenal.India where Ayurveda/Yoga/Pranayama originated is discarding and ridiculing it at the slightest opportunity. It’s heartening to see a person for whom these things were alien appreciating it wholeheartedly. The content and style of your presentation is mind-blowing.
Keep up the good work.
Paul Cooper1 year ago
This was Life-Changing. Namaste.
Balaji KR1 year ago
Thats simply Amazing…! Thank you susan..!
MarkusfromH1 year ago
I appreciate Your charming, loving way! And this video is really interesting, full of hope and kindness, and nature! Love it!!! Thanks so much and greetings from Germany! :)
Eddie Sanders2 years ago
Susan, your presentation and style is fantastic…Great Job!
Susan Weis-Bohlen2 years ago
+Eddie Sanders Thank you!!!
Ashley Gardner2 years ago
This is a fantastic overview and a great crash course intro! Thank you for this.
alessandracirri2 years ago
ayurveda came into my life in India a few years ago and then i guess life got too busy to stop and lean more. Coincidences means a lot to me and the Universe wants me now back again learning about the science of life. Thank you so much for this beautiful speech, sometimes it’s not about the things are said but how they are told and i surely enjoyed your way 🙂 i wished i live closer to come and enjoy the breathe bookstore cafe and your knowledge!
DrSANDEEP PATWARDHAN2 years ago
Do’s for good health according to Ayurveda:
1. Taking food that is suitable for your body every day
2. Taking food in moderate quantity every day
3. Prior evaluation before any action
4. Avoiding attachment to materialism
5. Giving – smile or money or care or compassion or love etc
6. Keeping mind cool in all situations
7. Telling truth or living truthful or ethical life
9. Serving noble or elders or parents
LoveGuruBlaire2 years ago
Aww, that’s a great story about you and your husband!
Chandraiah Gidde5 months ago
Alia C1 year ago
I love this, I share her dream in changing the medical system.
Oberoi Parivar2 months ago
Susan, love your presentation. I love your energy, Great Job! God Bless you!
Susan Weis-Bohlen2 months ago
oh – thank you so much!! Hope you are well.
Ayurveda Is My Life5 months ago
Thank you…….Mam.You talked about Ayurveda…….Plz Globalise Ayurveda.Namaskara
Joseph Augustini1 year ago
I’m a vat dominate, but not like dominanting just dominantly vata and I think that you’re wonderful. namaste.
Aum Yoga & Ayurveda1 year ago
Thanks Susan for sharing your ideas on Ayurveda. Perfectly proper understanding of Ayurveda makes your life.
Cassie Fleischmann1 year ago
Wow, I loved watching this! So compelling and informative – and great presentation style. Thank you for sharing
Michelle Francesca1 year ago
Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom! Your aura glows!!!! 😊