Today in the Bonheur Club, we welcome Samuel Ganes
In this episode, Samuel Ganes, yoga teacher, meditation and Ayurveda therapist talks to us about this traditional Indian medicine. What are the pillars of Ayurveda and how can this medicine help us strengthen our immunity? Are you ready to get better?
What is Ayurveda?
Samuel first reminds us of the meaning of this word: Ayur: life and Veda: knowledge and science. The whole is therefore a science of life, it is the first true medicine conceptualized in writing. It is both spiritual and scientific. The basis of Ayurveda is based on the doshas: the humors. The sacredness of this practice is found in nature, a link with water, the earth, the seasons etc. It's a global vision.
There are 5 elements that combine the famous 3 doshas: ether, air, fire, water and earth which are all in a chain.
Ether + air = Vata, energy
Fire + water = Pitta, transformation
water + earth = Kapha, mass, matter
These three doshas are in all living cells, in each of us. The dosages are different, it is at the moment of conception of the living being that the cells will be created with the same pattern, the same percentage. We must succeed in maintaining and balancing them.
What is the connection between doshas and the immune system?
The immune system is maintained by the Kapha dosha. You don't necessarily have to be very Kapha to have a very strong immune system. What is interesting with Ayurveda is that all pathologies are considered according to whether they are Vata, Pitta or Kapha. For example, Vata is cold and dry (drought disease, angina, degeneration of the nervous and digestive system), Pitta is hot and humid (infectious disease, viruses, etc.) and Kapha is cold and humid. (disease that attacks the immune system). Covid will affect the bronchi, the respiratory system, so it is a disease that we will call Kapha, mucus disease.
To have a better immune system Samuel advises us to pay attention to our body mass. However, you must be careful not to put everything into boxes.
What to recommend for each dosha?
We must listen to our nature but also to what attracts us and what is good for us.
For a Vata person: who is drier, thin and nervous, we will recommend heat, a more substantial diet, etc.
For Kapha who are more often overweight, or with very strong bones, muscular and who sleep a lot, we will recommend that they be in the heat but drier.
The Pitta, who are people with a build between the two, emotional, will not tolerate the heat well so we will recommend a cold environment for them.
Each nature is therefore different but despite this there is also what we call a life routine which must be approximately the same for everyone.
What is this life routine?
Samuel teaches us the Dincharia Din: day and Sharia: routine, so it is the ritual to install every day. He also informs us that to be able to establish a ritual in your life, you must do it for at least 21 days and it must become a habit.
The morning ritual:
- Get up early (before or with sunrise): we will have Vata energy
- Cleanse yourself (to remove toxins from our body): go to the toilet, brush your teeth, scratch your tongue, nasal shower, etc.
- Drink a glass of hot water without anything acidic: no tea, coffee, lemon, etc. This will clean the intestines.
- Do breathing exercises
The evening ritual:
- Avoid all stimulants (cokes, coffee, tea) 10 hours before going to bed
- Stop eating 3 hours before bed
- Stop working 2 hours before going to bed (emails, meetings, etc.)
- Dim the lights 1 hour before bed
Do you have any other tips for boosting the immune system?
According to Samuel, Yoga postures are also very important. Those access on compressions because the compressions will be done on the endocrine flows including the endocrine glands which correspond to the chakras. Compressing them will make it possible to restart all of the systems and boost vital energy.
Can you tell us about the Vedic Triad method?
The Vedic Triad Method is created by Samuel. It is a therapeutic approach derived from the techniques and concepts of Vedic culture. It is based on 3 axes:
Spiro: Everything spiritual and breathing, daily rituals
Soma: Manage your diet: avoid anything processed, it must be healthy. Doing physical exercise: yoga and relaxation methods
Psycho: Good mental health: repeating a positive intention, finding challenges to rise. Meditation: with breathing exercises. Open your mind with reports, podcasts, reach out to others, etc.
To finish, Samuel Ganes gives us his advice and recommendations by playing the “Tonic Quiz” game (quick questions - quick answers):
- A favorite yoga position: Pavanamuktasana
- A mantra that motivates you: Soham, which means: I am this, I am here.
- One last piece of advice: It’s when you limit yourself that you are unlimited!
He also gives yoga and spirotherapy lives on neonesslive.com
We'll see you next week for a new episode of Club Bonheur.
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