Ayurveda and the Natural World

Imagine, for a moment, that you are strolling through a forest on a warm spring day. The forest is bursting with life, and as you gaze about, you notice that in the deep shade, ferns flourish as mushrooms push up through the moist soil. Water lilies float upon the surface of a nearby pond. In the distance, wildflowers dance in the breeze of a sunny meadow. 


Each of these plants requires certain conditions in order to flourish. The ferns would wilt in the sunny meadow; the wildflowers would fail to bloom in the shade. Without ample water, the water lilies could not survive.


In simplest terms, Ayurveda is the wisdom that explains what conditions are necessary for each of us to thrive. It provides the knowledge to understand what is required, and the tools to make it so. Each of us is unique and has unique requirements, and Ayurveda provides answers for this as well.


When we align our selves with the natural balancing forces of the universe, profound changes can occur in body, mind and soul. The timeless, eternal wisdom of Ayurveda helps us to understand the way. 


If you feel called to learn this ancient wisdom, and bring it’s healing brilliance into your own life and to those around you, the California College of Ayurveda awaits you! Classes are now forming, with options for attending live and from the comfort of your own home. Our weekday class begins October 6, so the time is now! 


By Dr. Marisa Jackson-Kinman, C.A.S., P.K.S., A.Y.T., Faculty at the California College of Ayurveda