On Wednesday, the Lunch and Learn Program at the PC MARC is hosting a discussion on Aryvedic lifestyles. It’s an ancient philosophy that encompasses science and art into daily living. The presenter is a Health Coach and Yoga Instructor and she’s planning to deliver a fun and interactive introduction to Aryveda. Carolyn Murray has this:
Sam Sylvitis has been teaching and coaching in the health field for years and she said the art and science of Aryveda is ancient and can be traced back to 5000 years of practice.
“It is basically, the science of daily living. It’s very much into prevention, preventing disease, living with vitality and with balance. It teaches us how to live in harmony with our inner and outer nature. So, our inner nature…who we are. We are all different. We all need different things. Your diet probably needs to be different from my diet. And also, outer nature... the environment around us… Not just where we work, where we live but also the seasons and the time of day.”
Sylvitis said her program will cover understanding our physiology and how the environment we live in affects health. Aryveda looks at the Dosha’s which are body types. From there, she can make recommendations about lifestyle and dietary choices. She said there are five basic elements that influence the physiology of our bodies.
“Aryveda looks at the five elements which are earth, water, fire, space and air. And from there, those five elements move into the three doshas. And, Aryveda describes everything as having the five elements." Sylvitis will start the session discussing how the five elements exist within the human body. “So, the first thing is identifying who you are and then looking at that based on what your needs are. Your lifestyle, daily self-care, nutrition. Then looking at some general Aryvedic recommendations on lifestyle. So, we will look at both. It’s a lot to cover in an hour but I think it will be a lot of fun. We’ll all look at different examples of different people and talk about that. It’s art and a science at the same time.” Join Sam Sylvitis at the Lunch and Learn on Wednesday at the Park City Marc, Wednesday at noon.