Yoga for Vata Derangement
with Dr. Timothy McCall
What we call stress in the modern world--marked by hectic schedules, sensory overload, constant interruptions, and minds that can't slow down--is often a manifestation of what Ayurveda would call vata derangment
. When there's too much "air" in your system, such symptoms as anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, and constipation are likely to result. Long-term, an excess of vata can contribute to virtually every medical condition in the book. We'll do a strong, grounding asana practice, and then deeply relax using pranayama, and even some chanting and meditation. We'll also discuss Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations for calming vata and keeping stress at bay. No prior knowledge of Ayurveda is necessary.About the Instructor: Timothy McCall, M.D.
is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine and a dedicated yoga practitioner who has traveled to India and throughout the United States observing, training with, and interviewing the world's leading yoga teachers and therapists. He is the medical editor of Yoga Journal
and is the author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing
(Bantam). Earlier this year, Timothy returned from his fifth trip to India in the last seven years, where he studies with a traditional Ayurvedic Vaidhya (doctor) in Kerala, and with a Tantric master in Bangalore. His primary yoga teacher in the United States has been Patricia Walden. He can be found on the web at www.DrMcCall.com.When:
Sunday, November 15, 2009; 1:00-4:00pmWhere:
The Yoga & Movement Center, 1379 Locust Street, Walnut CreekCost:
$65 Advance Registration prior to November 1. $75 after November 1. All cancellations subject to $15 fee.To register or for more information:
visit www.yoga-movement.com or call 925-938-9642.