Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation / March in Sounio

The Holistic A. Y. M., an extension of Holistic Health Centre, organizes and invites you to a 3day meeting dedicated to the Basic Principles of Ayurveda and the Practice of Yoga & Meditation.  Friday 30th, Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April 2018 To be conducted by Vaidya Asvin Barot – B.S.A.M. (India) and Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos – M.D. Athens – M.F.Hom UK [...]

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation | July in Poros

Holistic A.Y.M. has organized a 3-day retreat at the beautiful island of Poros conducted by Vaidya Asvin Barot B.S.A.M (India) and Dr. Nikolaos Kostopoulos M.D. (Athens) – M.F. Hom (UK) FRIDAY 7TH, SATURDAY 8TH AND SUNDAY 9TH JULY 2017 There will be Yoga and Pranayama sessions daily at 7.30am and discussions (in English) about Ayurveda, [...]

The characteristics of Pitta energy

Pitta or fire energy has the following characteristics: sasneha (slightly oily), tiksna (penetrating), usna (warm and warming), laghu (light), visram (with an unpleasant smell), saram (fluid-like) and dravam (liquid-like). The metabolic energy is oily as seen in lubricating oils that spread smoothly on the skin leaving a residue behind. Gastric fluids from the stomach, duodenum [...]

Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation / June in Sounio

The Holistic A. Y. M., an extension of Holistic Health Centre, organizes and invites you to a 3day meeting dedicated to the Basic Principles of Ayurveda and the Practice of Yoga & Meditation.  Friday 2nd June, Saturday 3rd June and Sunday 4th June 2017 To be conducted by Vaidya Asvin Barot - B.S.A.M. (India) and Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos - M.D. Athens – M.F.Hom UK Subjects [...]

The characteristics of Vata energy

Ruksha (dryness), laghu (lightness), sita (coldness), khara (roughness), sukshma (thinness) and calo (agility) are the characteristic qualities of Vata energy. - Astanga Hrdayam Ch1./v.11. Anything that displays the above qualities, although not necessarily all together, manifests the presence of Vata energy. The coolness of the air we inhale which regulates body temperature and its subtlety [...]

Disease and Energies

Disease is a result of an imbalance in the dosas while health is the result of balanced dosas. - Astanga Hrdayam Ch. 1 / v. 20 The three energies (dosas) of vata, pitta and kapha have a unique balance for each person and that is their natural energy pattern or Prakruti. If this natural pattern is disturbed (Vikruti) then diseases occur. [...]

The ideal treatment for the energies of the mind

Discrimination, restraint and knowledge of the Self is the best treatment for the energies of the Mind. - Astanga Hrdayam. 26 The mental energies that can disturb the balance of the mind are known as Rajas and Tamas. The best treatment for this imbalance is to develop discrimination, determination and the knowledge of the Self. Discrimination [...]

The 3 energies and their position in the body

Even though the three energies are present throughout the body, they are found mainly below the navel (vata), between the navel and the heart (pitta) and above the heart (kapha). Each organ functions and contributes with a specific energy to benefit the whole body. Each cell displays kinetic, metabolic and homeostatic energy but different organs [...]

Seminar: Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation

The Holistic A. Y. M., an extension of Holistic Health Centre, organizes and invites you to a 3day meeting dedicated to the Basic Principles of Ayurveda and the Practice of Yoga & Meditation.  Friday 31st March, Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April 2017 To be conducted by Vaidya Asvin Barot - B.S.A.M. (India) and Dr Nikolaos Kostopoulos - M.D. Athens – M.F.Hom UK Subjects to [...]

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