“Despite its continual attention to cure when cure is needed, Ayurveda always emphasizes prevention over cure. Ayurveda balances and rejuvenates living organisms, reducing their susceptibility and empowering their immunity to prevent new disease from developing. Ayurveda is more a way of life, a way of learning how to cooperate with Nature and live in harmony with Her, than it is a medical system. Health in Ayurveda means harmony, and there is really no limit to the degree of balance that a sincere harmony-seeker can achieve.”
– taken from Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert Svoboda
We believe that both Yoga and Ayurveda are taught and practiced most effectively when they are tailored to the needs and capacities of the individual. Everybody is different and choosing a style of practice or teacher for yourself is a very personal process. The most important thing is that you are enjoying what you are practicing and getting good results. While people can benefit from group classes or general suggestions about how yoga can be practiced these benefits don’t compare to the potency and usefulness of studying yoga directly with a teacher who you know and trust.
There is an old Chinese Proverb that goes “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” With this in mind the yoga resources offered on our website are meant to provide guidelines for personal exploration and discovery but should not be taken as dogma. Scott Blossom has studied Yoga and Ayurveda exclusively with Zhander Remete and Dr. Robert Svoboda for 17 years and the information offered here is sourced primarily from them, his personal practice, and his clinical experience. Scott hopes that you benefit as much as he has from integrating Yoga and Ayurveda in his life and health.
“Theoretical information should be digested until it feels as if the information has sprung forth and grown from within one’s own self. Practice and theory will then be one inseparable living knowledge manifesting as wisdom and action at all times.”
– excerpted from Shadow Yoga, Chaya Yoga: The Principles of Hatha Yoga by Zhander Remete.