AAPNA’s 7th Conference, Ayurveda & Metabolic Disorders, will focus on the ayurvedic approach to various metabolic disorders.
June 8th and 9th, 2013
UBC - Asia Centre, 403-1871 West Mall, Vancouver BC.
Sewanti is a proud sponsor/organizer of this special event! In addition, Neelam Toprani, founder of Sewanti, will be a featured presenter at the conference.
For more information: call Neelam at 604.628.2003
According to ayurveda, metabolic disorders are due to Agni Vaishamya (improper digestion, metabolism and absorption). Agni Vaishamya occurs due to the disturbance of agni,
the digestive fire. Causes that contribute to the vitiation of agni
include improper diet and unhealthy daily routine and lifestyle.
Vitiation of agni leads to the production of ama (toxic, morbid substance in the body), doshic imbalances, disturbance in the tissue metabolism, and depletion of ojas, tejas and/or prana.
As conditions progress further, blockages in the individual channels of
circulation (srotas) occur, leading to the development of various
metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid disturbances.
Ayurvedic texts recommend enhancing the digestive fire through a correct diet, proper physical exercise, internal herbal formulations, panchakarma (detoxification) and rasayana (rejuvenation) therapies.
AAPNA is the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America
AAPNA conference Guest of Honour
AAPNA conference Featured Presenters (in alphabetical order)