HINT: It has to do with having so much more to digest these days… and we don’t just mean the food you eat!
In Dr. Marisa’s words:
“If we lived in a perfect world of balance and harmony, a world in which we ate all the right foods, got plenty of sleep each night, exercised regularly, didn’t drink or smoke, avoided stress, etc., there would be no open door or window for ill health. Hmm…I wonder how many of you live such an idyllic life…”
Most of us, let’s face it, live lives filled with unbalancing influences. We often eat improperly. We don’t get sufficient sleep. We are overworked. We smoke, drink alcohol and stay up until late at night. Ayurveda judges none of this: selfish action and the pursuit of pleasure is a natural part of human existence and nothing to be ashamed of. What Ayurveda does say, though, is that these behaviours create imbalances within the body and mind. It is the imbalance that must be treated.
And guess what - modern living is especially adept at piling on the imbalances, which is why this course is the need of the hour. More than any other time in history, our lifestyles are making our bodies deviate from their prakruti really fast and really early on – sometimes in childhood itself! And do you know why?