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What Does Your Ayurvedic Guru Look Like?
Episode 14725th August 2022 • Spartan Mind Strength • Vie Binga & Tim Ganley
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Episode Topics

  • Tim tells a story from back in the day that made him reconsider his "healthy ayurvedic" habits
  • What are your goals in terms of health?
  • Is the person you are learning from in terms of health older than you?
  • It's easy for a 20-some year old ayurvedic health "guru" to be healthy
  • A healthy and strong 60-some and 70-some year old has a lot more experience than a 20-some year old
  • What does your Ayurvedic guru look like?
  • Charaka (the original ayurvedic physician) uses a waist to height ratio. Charaka Samhita says that if a person's height is 84 "fingers", their waist should be 16 fingers broad.
  • Charaka Samhita (the original Ayurvedic text) says: "The persons having normal measurement of the body are endowed with longevity, strength, immunity, happiness,, wealth and other desired qualities. Those having body with less or more measurement have qualities contrary to those."
  • According to Charaka Samhita, "health is known as happiness while disorder is unhappiness"
  • If you want to be healthy, learn from a person who's older than you and is healthy and happy
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  • May we all be well, adapt and thrive! -Tim, Vie & Freyja the Ayurvedic Puppy

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