Common Ayurvedic Myths
Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule
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Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule
Common Ayurvedic Myths
May 03, 2024 Season 10 Episode 5
Myra Lewin at Hale Pule School of Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda is an ancient approach to life that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, and now worldwide. It is a holistic method of health that focuses on balancing the body, mind, and spirit. There are many misconceptions and myths about this science that prevents people from seeking its benefits.

We asked the Hale Pule team and our private community, the Hale Pule sangha, what are some common myths that they have heard about Ayurveda?

Join Myra Lewin, Founder and Master Yogini of Hale Pule, and Kristin Spence, Content Creator at Hale Pule, as they dispel some common Ayurvedic myths and the truth behind them.

0:00 Introduction
1:46 "Ayurveda is not real science"
4:50 "Ayurvedic food is purely Indian food"
7:45 "You have to eat Ayurvedic food"
11:00 "You have to follow a vegetarian diet"
14:34 "Ayurvedic approach is rigid"
18:15 "Ayurveda if outdated and no fun"
22:19 "Dosha quizzes are a definitive way to know your constitution"
26:50 "Ayurveda treatment takes longer to work"
29:50 "Vata constitution should eat snacks and 6 meals per day"
33:24 "Kapha people get fat"
36:35 "You need onion and garlic to flavor food and it’s good for you daily"
41:49 "Panchakarma can be done in 3 days. One treatment and then back to what you were doing before."

The principles of Ayurveda offer a path to freedom. They take us back to the foundation, connect to the principles of nature and bring the power of health back into the hands of the individual.

Ayurvedic Health Consultations start with the whole picture of your health (body, mind and spirit). You’ll come away with recommendations on what and how to eat, daily routine, Ayurvedic herbs and treatments, aromatherapy, meditation, mantras, energetic healings, Yoga asana and so much more. Book your consultation here. 



Learn Hale Pule's tridoshic approach to creating nourishing meals, join Simple Ayurvedic Cooking with Hale Pule. The recipes are easy, delicious, and will leave you feeling energized. 


Thanks for tuning in to the Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule podcast. If this series inspires you to live a more holistic and balanced lifestyle, check out Hale Pule’s 4-week Agni Therapy program - a reset for your digestion and your life! It includes Ayurveda and Yoga practices, on-on-one consultation, energy work, a private support group, and a library of Q&As with Myra to support your healing process. Learn more here.

You can also connect with Myra and the Hale Pule team over at the refreshing Spark your Intuition meditation series, and on Instagram and Facebook.

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