1.Understand your body energetically.
Most of us grew up in an allopathic paradigm, where we're taught how the body works mechanically. As you cultivate a yoga practice you become aware that your body isn't just mechanical… it's energetic. Getting the owner's manual to your energetic physiology becomes of great importance to the curious yoga student as a means of not only preventing disease, but also cultivating deeper energy. This optimization of our energetic physiology is why gurus have a potent energy and can serve hundreds, if not thousands, of students. While your goal might not be so lofty, you still want to build your immune system for the uncertain future.
2. Get to know your unique constitution.
One of the biggest benefits of understanding how energy works is that you get to know yourself from the inside out. In the process, you will discover your unique energetic constitution, called prakruti in sanskrit. Built into comprehending your constitution comes the ability to detect imbalances early in the game, so you don't end up with an unfortunate diagnosis of a developed disease down the road. Also, it's really fun to know your mental & emotional constitution as you'll be a
ble to cultivate greater connection in the relationships that mean the most to you.
3. Get more grounded… and more awake.
When you study Ayurveda, you study Nature. Ayurveda is the study of Nature from the inside out, as well as the outside in. As that process happens, a transformation is taking place within your consciousness. This transformation, or agni, burns away layers of disconnected rhythms, lifestyle habits, and even unconscious patterns. You evolve through the fire more grounded and awake to the true nature of who you are, and what is possible in this lifetime.