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Ayurvedic Rejuvenation: A Traditional Approach

Do we have to age? Ayurveda says no. Is it possible to retain vitality and regain our youth? Ayurveda says yes. As Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains in this previously unreleased lecture from 1997, the traditional science of ayurveda goes back thousands of years and has roots in the ancient scriptures. Its model is one of health and rejuvenation rather than disease and cure.

Ayurveda draws on a blend of practical (diet, sleep, exercise) and esoteric (alchemy, energetics, mantra) knowledge to help us achieve kaya kalpa—renewal of the body, at whatever stage in life we are.

In this video, Panditji draws on authentic sources such as Netra Tantra, Rudra Yamala, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Svacchanda Tantra to demystify ayurveda’s key concepts, including rasayana, doshas, and dhatus.

The yogis believed that a healthy body helps us prolong our life, not just so we can enjoy more sensual pleasures, but also so we can achieve the highest goal of life—our true purpose. Watch, and learn what this spiritual science can teach us about longevity!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hr

Source: Spiritual Origins of Ayurveda: The Science of Rejuvenation & Renewal (Honesdale, 1997)

About the Teacher

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of 17 books, including his recently released Vishoka Meditation: The Yoga of Inner Radiance, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zoroastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.

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