Ayurveda Day can be seen as a birthday celebration for Ayurveda! This very special day is called DhanTeras. Teras means 13. It is two days before the Festival of Lights, Diwali, on the new moon.
Dhan Teras honors Lord Dhanvantari hence it has been proclaimed as Ayurveda Day. This is the day that Lord Dhanvantari emerged from the churning ocean, along with the Amrit or elixir of life. He also brought the knowledge of Ayurveda to the people of the earth. On this day in India everyone buys new clothes, kitchen utensils, and some ornament of gold. Dhan means wealth. Diwali in India is as big as Christmas is here.
We at CAAM are reaching out to the public on this occasion. During a time when so many seek answers and there are too many broad based prescriptive available that usually address symptoms, not causation, and are offered as if we are all the same, Ayurveda Day is especially timely. On this day we will educate, rejuvenate and promote the essentials of Ayurveda, as well as offer timely topics.
Ayurveda is a very ancient and well developed wisdom. It is as applicable now as in ancient times. Because Ayurveda is the science of life, it is a guide for maximizing the life experience. It does this through harmony. Harmony necessitates an elemental understanding of our mind/body/spirit and all that surrounds us. This extends to the cosmos. With this knowledge we can strive to create the conditions for harmony, from digestion, to family, mother earth, and galaxy. Ayurveda Day, we will share how we come to this understanding as well as the steps that can be taken to live in ayurvedic harmony. Many practice yoga, but few in the west know that Ayurveda must precede transcendence of the body through yoga. Also our individual uniqueness determines the right fit for our yoga practice. This will be a very special Birthday Party. It is one that offers many gifts! Our theme is rejuvenation this year!. After covid, it is much needed on a mind Body Soul Level.
Watch for future announcement of our online gathering on Ayurveda Day which is Free and all of your communities are invited. Practitioners will learn how to communicate Ayurveda to the lay person and your friends, loved ones and community will learn rejuvenating practices that Ayurveda offers.