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Ayurveda for a happy, healthy life

by Susan Hopkinson

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Dear friends,

I am excited to be participating in the Action For Karuna event in order to support the humanitarian and development projects of the Karuna-Shechen association in Nepal. Action For Karuna is a solidarity and collective event during which I am organizing a solidarity project on a voluntary basis. 

The solidarity project I propose is an online Zoom presentation called "Ayurveda for a Happy, Healthy Life". It will take place (live) on Sunday, November 8th from 14-16:00 CET - It's best if you can join us live, so you can ask me questions about diet and lifestyle, but don't worry if you can't make it, I will send you the link so you can watch the replay. You will learn a lot of practical ways to improve your digestion, get the best out of the food you eat, and how your diet and intestinal health affects your mood and memory.

You can register for my solidarity project(s) by making a donation on this fundraising page: payments are 100% secure. If you cannot attend my Zoom webinar, you can make a donation on this same fundraising page and I will send you a link to download the presentation to watch in your own time. My fundraising goal is €750 - please help me reach it by offering what you can!

I'm participating in Action For Karuna because I wish to spread the values of altruism and kindness to as many people as possible. Thanks for taking part in altruism in action to make this wish come true!

With much love and gratitude,

Susan

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11/07/2020

Miriana Giraldi

€ 30

Thank you for the opportunity to support this wonderful initiative!

11/07/2020

Maria Madrid

€ 50

Courage and thank you!

11/07/2020

Antoine Kremer

€ 50

11/07/2020

Peter Verhaegen (Peter Verhaegen - Yoga Kitchen)

€ 30

Merci de ce magnifique projet qui relie les femmes locales à leur pouvoir personnel.

11/07/2020

Geeta Dixit (Mandira)

€ 21

11/07/2020

Elisabeth Romaniello

€ 150

C'est avec un grand plaisir que je soutiens vos actions. Belle continuation à vous.

11/07/2020

Krishnapriya Kalvakuntla

€ 72

11/06/2020

Judy Rogers

€ 20

11/06/2020

Alexandra Krenzler

€ 25

Merci pour votre travail

11/06/2020

Edward Hopkinson

€ 100

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  • Susan Hopkinson

    Team creator

    10/27/2020

    Why does Ayurveda focus so much on food and digestion for health?

    Medicine, philosophy and spirituality are united in the ancient science of Āyurveda, which teaches that each person is unique and is born with a body that has its own characteristics and idiosyncrasies. Every constitution is different, and therefore what works for one person is different to what will work for another.

    If the diet is wrong, medicine is useless;
    if the diet is right, medicine is unnecessary.

    The condition of our digestion affects numerous health issues, such as skin and weight problems, allergies and food intolerance, as well as our thinking and moods. Modern science is beginning to realise that most depression has its origins in our gut (due to an imbalance of the bacteria in the intestines), something āyurveda has maintained for thousands of years. A wide variety of issues can be helped naturally and without expensive treatments.

    Āyurveda is not concerned with calories and vitamins, but rather the digestibility of food, which makes its nutrients bio-available. Āyurveda, like many other traditional medicines, maintains that most disease stems from problems in the digestive system. It divides digestion into three stages: the stomach, the small intestine, and the large intestine.

    Food that is assimilated in the stomach is used very quickly for the building of fluids, blood and lymph. Food assimilated in the small intestine affects mainly muscles and fat. That which is assimilated in the colon is used to regenerate the skin, bones, hair, nerve sheaths, reproductive fluids, and the brain. All proper maintenance requires good digestion and assimilation, otherwise worn out tissues won’t be regenerated (i.e., replaced by healthy, new tissues), and the body is prone to illness and premature aging.

    From birth, we begin to modify our bodies according to what we eat, the medicines we take, the climate and seasons, where we live, and a variety of other factors such as environmental hazards, stress due to personal circumstances and relationships, as well as cosmic factors like the cycles of the sun, the moon and other planets.

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  • Anaïs Karuna - 11/09/2020

    THANK YOU Susan!
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Karuna-Shechen is a humanitarian organization, founded by Matthieu Ricard in 2000, helping communities in India, Nepal and Tibet break the circle of poverty and reach their full potential. 

We give people who are vulnerable access to health care, education, training, clean water; solar electricity, and other sustainable solutions and opportunities. 

Rooted in the ideal of "compassion in action", we serve others with joy and determination by cultivating altruism in our hearts and actions.

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