Ayurveda's Approach: Exploring Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga

August 30, 2024 | 9:30-11:30am ET
Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
2 credit hours

Join us for a transformative journey into Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, expertly guided by world-renowned authority on Yoga and Ayurveda, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc. The 8 limbs of yoga provide a comprehensive framework for individuals to cultivate physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, fostering a harmonious and balanced life. In this enriching 2-hour live session, you'll touch on the profound wisdom of Yoga Sutras, explore their integration with Ayurveda, and gain practical skills and insights to elevate your daily existence.

Topics we will cover in this webinar

In this webinar, we'll embark on a transformative exploration together:

General introduction to Patanjali's 8 limbs of yoga and integration with Ayurveda .

Dr. Lad's insightful exploration of Patanjali and Yoga's background.

An introduction to the 8-fold path and its relevance in modern life.

Subsequent webinars will delve deeper into each aspect of the 8-fold path from an Ayurvedic and spiritual perspective.

Take this webinar if...

Individuals seeking direct benefits in their personal and spiritual growth.

Professionals, including yoga teachers, breathwork experts, and Ayurvedic practitioners, looking to expand their knowledge and practice.

Ayurvedic practitioners eager to deepen their understanding of the interconnectedness of Ayurveda and Yoga.

Things to note

  • Recording Available: You will get lifetime access to the recorded webinar.

  • No Prerequisites: This webinar welcomes participants of all levels, whether you're new to yoga or seeking to deepen your practice.

  • Accessibile: Our webinars are easily accessible through Zoom and our learning platform, ensuring a seamless experience. For optimal learning, a reliable internet connection is recommended.

  • Certification: Participants will receive a certificate with 2 hours of continuing education credits.

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The 8 limbs of yoga provide a comprehensive framework for individuals to cultivate physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, fostering a harmonious and balanced life.

The 8 limbs of yoga, as outlined by the sage Patanjali in his ancient text, the Yoga Sutras, form a foundational structure for the practice of yoga. Each limb offers valuable guidance for individuals seeking to attain a balanced and harmonious existence. These eight limbs are:

Yama: Yama represents ethical principles and guidelines for how individuals should interact with the external world. It includes principles such as non-violence (ahimsa), truthfulness (satya), non-stealing (asteya), continence (brahmacharya), and non-greed (aparigraha).

Niyama: Niyama focuses on personal observances and practices to cultivate self-discipline and inner purity. It includes principles like cleanliness (saucha), contentment (santosha), austerity (tapas), study of the self (svadhyaya), and surrender to a higher power (ishvara pranidhana).

Asana: Asana refers to the physical postures practiced in yoga. These postures are essential for building strength, flexibility, and balance in the body, and are commonly associated with modern yoga practices.

Pranayama: Pranayama involves breath control and regulation. It helps individuals manage their life force energy (prana) and enhances the connection between the body and mind, fostering mental clarity and balance.

Pratyahara: Pratyahara is the withdrawal of the senses from external distractions. It teaches individuals to turn their attention inward, fostering self-awareness and reducing the influence of external stimuli.

Dharana: Dharana focuses on concentration and one-pointed attention. It helps individuals develop a focused mind, which is essential for meditation and self-realization.

Dhyana: Dhyana is the practice of meditation. It involves sustained concentration on a single point, which can lead to a deep state of absorption and awareness.

Samadhi: Samadhi is the ultimate goal of yoga, representing a state of spiritual realization and union with the divine. It is a state of profound inner peace and oneness.

Why study the 8 limbs of yoga?

Studying the 8 limbs of yoga can help guide you on a journey of self-discovery and provide a moral foundation for living a meaningful and purposeful life. The practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation promote mental clarity and emotional balance, reducing stress and anxiety while the higher limbs, including dharana, dhyana, and samadhi, lead to spiritual growth, self-realization, and inner peace. By studying and incorporating the 8 limbs of yoga into their lives, individuals can find a path to self-improvement, inner peace, and a more balanced, harmonious existence


Ayurveda's Approach: Exploring Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga

Cost: $100
August 30, 2024 | 9:30-11:30am ET
2 credit hours


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Meet the Master

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

As the founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute, Vasant Lad has worked tirelessly for the last 40 years to bring the deep insights and transformative power of Ayurveda to the West. His passion for healing has garnered him respect throughout the world, and he is considered the premiere authority on Ayurveda outside of India. His webinars offer the essence of decades of teaching and clinical practice, providing you with both inspiring theory and rigorous practical application while weaving in his personal spiritual insights

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I view the session?

For online viewing, we will utilize the Zoom platform through your own personal AyurLearn Portal. You will receive clear instructions on how to join. All you need is good internet access; a laptop, tablet, or phone with video and audio capabilities; and a fresh and open mind!  

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Recorded classes or the live replays are available for online participants, and can be accessed through the AyurLearn Portal. Instructions to access your AyurLearn Portal will be emailed to you shortly after purchase.

What if I have no background in medicine or Ayurveda? Do I need any background to understand the content in the seminar?

Our seminars are intentionally accessible for anyone - even those relatively new to Ayurveda. The speaker may become more technical, but we always bring it back to the basics.

Can I ask the instructor questions during the seminar?

Yes! The live component of any class is interactive. We have a state-of-the-art setup for the speaker to have a life-size view of the audience, as if you are sitting together. There will be designated opportunities to ask questions you have related to the content.

What if I can’t join the during the live broadcast? Can I watch the session later?

Absolutely. Online participants will have unlimited access to the full recorded sessions after the live broadcast. The recording will be made available within 48-72 hours of the live session.

What if I am having technical problems during the live seminar?

You can reach us by utilizing the chat feature in Zoom or emailing . We will be continuously checking these so that we can respond to you promptly.

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

Programs with live content may be canceled up to 72 hours prior to the start date of the program. Pre-recorded programs are non-refundable. Please contact to submit a request for cancellation.

Do you offer PACE credits for this seminar?

PACE stands for Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education. At the end of your course you will receive a certification that reflects the number of hours completed. The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) will generally provide you with 1 PACE credit per hour of instruction. AyurPrana does not offer these credits ourselves and we are not registered with NAMA - nor do we facilitate the submission to NAMA for credit hours, this needs to be competed by the attendee themselves. Our courses ARE accepted for PACE credits - after your course completion, you can submit to NAMA for your PACE credits. Visit NAMA here for more details:

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