Enlivened Ojas: A By-Product of Digestion

Featuring Dr. Keith Wallace

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:00 - 3:30 pm CT

Dr. Keith Wallace

Dr. Keith Wallace received his BS in physics and his PhD in physiology from UCLA, and he conducted postgraduate research at Harvard University. He is founding president and member of the board of trustees of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, where he is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health.

What does a glowing complexion, a light in the eyes, and blissful emotions have to do with digestion and metabolism? Well, according to Ayurveda, it comes down to the principle of Ojas, refined metabolism. Often termed “the finest by-product of digestion” Ojas is the key to health and wellness. So, how do we maximize the production and maintenance of Ojas?

Join the author of the Gut Crisis and the Rest and Repair Diet, Dr. Keith Wallace, to discuss the Ayurvedic recommendations for optimal digestion and the enlivening of Ojas!


Vishama Agni: Vata Digestion

Featuring Vaidya Dinesh Gyawali

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 3:00 - 3:30 pm CT

Vaidya Dinesh Gyawali

Dr. Dinesh Gyawali is a classically trained Vaidya (Ayurvedic Physician) and a research scientist from Nepal. He holds a BAMS (Bachelors of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery) from Nepal, and a Ph.D. from Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA. Over the last 17 years in his career, he has consulted thousands of people, in Nepal, India, Australia, and here in the US. He has been widely published and featured in print and web media. He offers his expertise to the public through media outlets like radio, television, and webinars. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Maharishi University of Management where he trains Ayurveda Wellness Consultants and sees patients at the Integrative Wellness Center.

In Ayurveda, our digestive fire is called agni and it is our baseline for maintaining good health. When in balance, all aspects of agni work in a unified manner and this is called Sama Agni. If digestion is weak, irregular, or erratic in nature it may be what is known as Vishama Agni. Vishama Agni occurs when Vata is out of balance. When Vata is out of balance, its cold and mobile qualities, air and space, can interfere with agni dampening the fires of digestion leading to irregular appetite, indigestion, gas, bloating, and ama (toxins) - Vishama Agni. However, Vata’s light and dry qualities can actually be quite supportive of digestion, keeping it burning strong.

Join Vaidya Dinesh Gyawali to learn more about the signs of Vishama Agni, Ayurvedic tips and dietary recommendations to enliven strong, Sama Agni.