Student Experiments with Ayurveda to Ease Back Pain
As part of Axis Yoga’s teacher training program, students are taught basic ayurvedic principals as they apply to their lifestyle, diet and yoga practice. As a component of this exercise students also take on a personal experiment to begin to implement these teachings. One of Axis Yoga’s guiding principals is that students need to embody the teachings into their lives for optimum learning to transpire. This is not to say they should accept everything we say as gospel, rather they should check it out with their own experience. The ayurvedic experiment provides the support and guidance needed to start that process.
Below you will find an example of one students exploration into ayurveda. Alexis explores how the use of Aryurvedic herbal remedies, meditation, mantras, asanas, and other practices help restore dosha balance and decrease the pain she experiences in her lower back.