Ida, Pingala, Stress & Prana
After you’ve been practicing yoga for awhile your subtle body anatomy wakes up. You notice your breath even when you’re not noticing your breath. You notice how stress turns your blood acidic. You notice your body is giving you a million signals about what is happening within. Chances are, you don’t know how to interpret those signals.
Subtle Body Ayurveda Expert
To learn the signals of your subtle body anatomy, you need a guide. Going it alone chances are you will be distracted and led astray by the wily mind of your past or future. I found an expert to engage your mind and draw your awareness into the inner depths of your sushumna.
Dr. Claudia Welch is an expert in Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a heart-centered yogini who deeply understands the intricate relationship between our physiology and our subtle body anatomy. In this interview, I’m providing free, she unravels how stress and it’s inverse, bliss, affect your ida and pingala nadi. For advanced yoga teachers and students, you will be enthralled.
Meet Dr. Claudia Welch
I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Claudia Welch last week, as a guest speaker for my Living Ayurveda Course. Dr. Claudia recently published Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life (which has a 5 star rating on Amazon).
Dr. Claudia’s mastery of the Ayurvedic texts and the Tantric texts is remarkable and unique.
Dr. Claudia Welch Explains:
- Top issues in women’s health… from an Ayurvedic perspective
- The dangers of outspending your inner resources
- Sex hormones and stress hormones as shakti
- How the main nadis connect to the heart
- Ojas redefined
- The 10 great vessels defined
- Avoiding causes of afflictions of the mind
- Why alternate nostril breathing (nadi shodhana) is imperative
Charaka Samhita – an essential teaching
Dr. Claudia unpacks an essential teaching from the ancient Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita:
If you want to protect the ojas in the 10 great vessels, there is 1 main thing you need to do, avoid causes of affliction of the mind.
When we understand the relationship between stress and our immune system (ojas) we see the possibility of taking a healthy longevity to the next level. Listen to the audio and Dr. Claudia Welch will unpack this essential teaching.
I leave you with a simple profound teaching from Dr. Claudia’s new book:
“There is a rule I made up. It’s based on Eastern medical principals. It’s called The Inverse Proportion Rule and it goes like this: The more complicated your emotional life or physical life, the more simple your diet should be.”
We refer to the Living Ayurveda Course a few times in the call. Since this call, Dr. Claudia and I created Healthier Hormones: a 6 week Online Course. Learn more.