A G Mohan, in his translation of the Yoga Yajnavalkya in partnership with his son, Ganesh Mohan, describes the word “Jivamaya” as such: “According to ayurveda, a major cause of disease is ‘ama’, the toxic results of incomplete or incorrect metabolism. Mentally too, we may accumulate toxicity; that is the ama at the psychological level. ‘Jita’ means ‘conquered’. Therefore, ‘Jitamaya’ refers to one who has won over both mental and physical ama.”
Jivamaya Yoga Therapy is a site where I wish to share with you what I have learned over the years as a student of Yoga and Ayurveda, with the lofty hope that you may be encouraged to find ways in which you can find balance and wellness in your life. It is a place where I also wish to share great new (and old!) books, articles, courses, and miscellaneous information pertaining to yoga and ayurveda – such as RAD trip suggestions to India! It is my hope that this site will become one of your regular stops online when you are researching something in regard to yoga, yoga therapy, and/or Ayurveda – or maybe just to reach out and become inspired along your own personal journey.
A little about me: I am a long time student of both Yoga and Ayurveda. I am a C-IAYT certified Yoga Therapist/Educator, a Certified Ayurvedic Health Educator, a Certified Yoga of Recovery Educator. In addition, I am the Advertising Manager for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, the Yoga Therapy Today magazine, both published by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), plus the Ayurveda Journal of Health, published by the Institute of Advanced Sciences.
I am totally dedicated to helping each student achieve a life of balance and wellness, using all the tools that the 8 limbs of yoga, Ayurveda provide us.
I will always be a student first. This journey with Yoga and Ayurveda has enriched my life in so many ways. I believe strongly in the process of self-healing, hence this website. It is my way to reach out to as many as possible to share the tools in my tool box – the wonderful healing tools of Yoga and Ayurveda. To quote Yogi Bhajan “The process of self-healing is the privilege of every being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is self-healing a dramatization of the personality as though you could do something superior. Self-healing is a genuine process of the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul.”