Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices for Balance and Bliss
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Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices for Balance and Bliss

Live Your Healthiest and Happiest Life with the Wisdom of Ayurveda
4.4 (75 ratings)
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Created by Lissa Coffey
Last updated 2/2016
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of the course you will have the tools you need to establish a balanced and blissful lifestyle that helps you to be your healthiest and happiest.
  • understand and identify the five elements in Ayurveda
  • understand and identify the three Ayurvedic mind/body types (doshas).
  • understand how to bring out the best in each dosha
  • apply Ayurvedic lifestyle principles to your own life
  • sort out the various types of meditation to choose which one is right for you
  • start cooking vegan right now!

Lifestyle expert and author Lissa Coffey introduces her audience to Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices for Balance and Bliss. Ayurveda is the 5,000 year old "Science of Life" from India. It is a sister science with Yoga and Meditation. If you enjoy yoga or meditation, it's time to take your practice a step further by implementing some Ayurveda into your lifestyle. Ayurveda works wonders for keeping us healthy, managing weight, reducing stress, increasing energy and just generally functioning optimally in body, mind, and spirit.

Whether you’re a long-time vegan or new to the practice, you’ll get some great tips for how to eat mindfully. You’ll be introduced to the six tastes, and learn about the Ayurvedic principles of cooking. Included are recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s not only about what to eat, but also how to eat it, for optimal digestion, assimilation, and elimination of the food.

Then you’ll sit down with Lissa for a primer on meditation. You’ll learn how to meditate, and get lots of tips for how to get the most out of your meditation practice. You’ll also learn a variety of different kinds of meditation so that you can experience them on your own. Lissa also goes through Ayurveda’s Behavior Rasayanas, specific practices to help elevate your spiritual growth.

Take this Ayurveda Lifestyle course right now and learn how to live your healthiest and happiest life.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is interested in living a healthy, natural lifestyle and bringing a spiritual practice to the next level.
  • Yoga students who have heard of Ayurveda and want to learn more
  • Meditators who have seen benefits and want to go further in their studies.
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 02:22:34
+ Introduction and Overview
1 lecture 02:34

Lissa Coffey gives an introduction to Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic Lifestyle.

Preview 02:34
+ Ayurveda for Healthy Living
7 lectures 50:34

Learn about the five elements in Ayurveda and how they relate to the three mind/body types, or Doshas.

Ayurveda's Five Elements and Three Major Mind/Body Types

Lean techniques for how to keep Vata Dosha in balance. Learn the three Pillars of Health in Ayurveda.

Balancing the Doshas: Vata

Learn techniques for how to keep Pitta Dosha in balance using the three pillars of health in Ayurveda.

Balancing the Doshas: Pitta

Learn techniques to keep Kapha Dosha in balance using the three pillars of health in Ayurveda.

Balancing the Doshas: Kapha

Learn how the Doshas are influenced throughout our lifetime and throughout the seasons of the year.

Preview 07:25

Learn the Ayurvedic daily routine, how the clock is divided into doshas, and how we can make the most of our day by being in tune with the energies in nature.

Your Ayurveda Daily Routine

Ayurveda is a science, a philosophy, a lifestyle - and we can live it every day of our lives to be our healthiest and happiest.

Living Ayurveda
+ In The Kitchen
7 lectures 53:29

Are you thinking about going vegetarian or vegan? There are many benefits to living this lifestyle. Learn how and why it just might be the healthiest thing you can do for yourself to adopt a plant-based diet.

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Ayurveda says that food can be divided into six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. When we understand which foods present with which tastes it is easy for us to plan a balanced meal. The Ayurvedic diet is great for digestion, weight management, weight reduction, balance, energy and more.

The Six Tastes: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent Astringent

Ayurveda says that breakfast is the second most important meal of the day. We should not skip it! Learn this delicious recipe for the perfect Ayurvedic breakfast. It's always best to cook at home where you know exactly what is going into the foods that you will be eating.

Breakfast: tips, stewed apple

Ayurveda says that lunch is the most important meal of the day. It should ideally be our largest meal of the day, and it should be eaten between noon and 1 pm if possible. Here is an easy recipe for a vegan quiche and salad. And a little tutorial about what to look for when reading labels on food packages.

Lunch: quiche, salad, reading labels.

We have many options when it comes to plant-based proteins. This is a delicious recipe for lemon "chicken" accompanied by quinoa and asparagus. Yummy for dinner, fast and easy to make. Tri-doshic, meaning that it is balancing for all three doshas.

Dinner: lemon “chicken,” quinoa, asparagus

Ayurveda has some basic rules when it comes to snacking.

Snacks: almonds, nuts, seeds, fruit

There's a saying "you are what you eat." Ayurveda says "you are what you digest." Learn how to optimize your digestion so that you get the most from your foods.

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+ Mindfulness
3 lectures 35:57

Meditation is the single most important thing you can do to help yourself in all areas of your life. It is particularly beneficial for your spiritual growth. Learn the basics of meditation so that you can start meditating right now.

Meditation: How to meditate

There are many different types of meditation - let's look at some of the most popular types of meditation and the basics of each one. You can try them out and see which you like the best, which most suits your personality. Some people like to stick to one particular kind of meditation, others like to mix it up with their meditation practice. Either way is fine. It's just good to be meditating every day.

Types of meditation

Ayurveda recommends certain codes of conduct, particular ways that we should behave to express our best selves, stay in balance, and be a good steward on this planet.

Behavior Rasayanas