Do we have to age? Ayurveda says no. Is it possible to retain vitality and regain our youth? Ayurveda says yes. As Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains in this previously unreleased lecture from 1997, the traditional science of ayurveda goes back thousands of years and has roots in the ancient scriptures. Its model is one of health and rejuvenation rather than disease and cure.

Ayurveda draws on a blend of practical (diet, sleep, exercise) and esoteric (alchemy, energetics, mantra) knowledge to help us achieve kaya kalpa—renewal of the body, at whatever stage in life we are.

In this video, Panditji draws on authentic sources such as Netra Tantra, Rudra Yamala, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Svacchanda Tantra to demystify ayurveda’s key concepts, including rasayana, doshas, and dhatus.

The yogis believed that a healthy body helps us prolong our life, not just so we can enjoy more sensual pleasures, but also so we can achieve the highest goal of life—our true purpose. Watch, and learn what this spiritual science can teach us about longevity!

Source: Spiritual Origins of Ayurveda: The Science of Rejuvenation & Renewal (Honesdale, 1997)

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