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Basics of Ayurveda

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Basics of Ayurveda (2008)

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Ayurveda means the science of life and has been used in India for thousands of years to bring the body into a healthy and vitalized state of balance. The treatments are individualized to a person’s unique constitution, with the goal to reconnect with the natural cycles that surround us. John Douillard introduces how Ayurveda works with the cycles of the seasons and the hours of each day to bring less stress to our systems and achieve a calm and nourished body. The effects of food within these natural cycles is also touched upon, along with the connection to the sister science of yoga.

John Douillard

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gcwillard, posted on May 27, 2015

pranawellness, posted on September 1, 2014

Is this video only 7 minutes in length, or is that just the video preview/trailer? I get the same video displayed for the Watch Now, and Watch Preview for this video. I am on a MAC and using Safari.

Lots of people have been asking about the Body Type Quiz, including me. It would save a lot of people time and frustration, if you added the link to the Body Quiz in the description on the webpage (body content) for this video, as an additional resource to use with the video. I had to read through all the old comments to find someone that shared the link. Thanks.

Gaiam_TV, posted on September 1, 2014

Hi pranawellness,
Yes, this video is only 7-minutes long. You can find Dr. Duillard's other videos here: , they offer more in depth content on Ayurveda. As for the quiz, we will contact Dr. Duillard and ask to post it here.
Thank you for your input!
The Gaiam TV team

abtardelli, posted on September 2, 2014

Thank You !. I just watched video and I was wondering if you would have the quiz available .

tootsieroll7624, posted on April 6, 2014

Thought this was a great introduction to Ayurveda, but a link in the description to the Body Quiz would have been nice. I found it online at Dr. John Douillard's site, .
I'm new to Gaiam TV, I like the selection of information, but the site seems slow and the videos don't play smoothly (not just this video). I have noticed that when I use Firefox as the browser, the site is slower but the videos play better. I use a Mac and iPad, so I refuse to use Internet Explorer, but for those that commented on the videos not playing well, try a different internet browser. I tried Chrome, Safari, and Firefox; Firefox seemed to work the best for me.

vladimir.diaz01, posted on March 16, 2014

It would be great if GAIAM adds the booklet to determine body type as suggested by the video instructions. Otherwise, this program is incomplete.

shannon71, posted on January 20, 2014

This video messes up at approximately 1:00 (give or take). The counter keeps going but the picture is of the host split into many lines and the audio goes away. I'd really like to watch this.

mtelfer, posted on January 17, 2014

Can this be fixed?

anajramirez, posted on January 4, 2014

In the video he asks to take a test to find out body type. How can I take the test?

tara9, posted on November 10, 2013

See all comments below... STILL not working!

Gaiam_TV, posted on November 11, 2013

Thank you Tara9, the issue experienced on iPad devices should now be fixed.
The Gaiam TV Team

kellygibson, posted on August 16, 2013

No picture all and the sound stops after 59 seconds. Sounds like its been this way since January. Gaiam are you reading these reviews?

Lmaxfly, posted on July 29, 2013

No picture, and seconds later, no sound...

jonandtracy, posted on April 21, 2013

I"ve tried to play this several different times. At around the 56 second mark each time, it stops playing. The problems are similar to the problems listed by the person who wrote in 3 months ago.

virginia Toupin, posted on January 13, 2013
unfortunately after 2 mins of the video the screen went haywire and I am not able to view this video :-(

AspenM@Gaia, posted on January 16, 2013


I apologize for any inconvenience. Gaiam TV was having some playback issues over the weekend however these should be all cleared up now. Please try viewing again, and let us know if you continue to have any trouble at all. The best way to reach us directly is to either email us at or give us a call at 1-866-284-8058 M-F between 8am and 5pm MT.

Thank you for your patience. Have a great day!

Aspen Meade
Gaiam TV Customer Relations

bwray336, posted on August 26, 2012

I learned a lot about Ayurveda and natural cycles. I really recommend listening to this one first and then listen to Dr. Douillard's other DVD's. It makes it plain and in easy to understand explanations.

theladyluna, posted on June 24, 2012

This video is chock full of great information for the beginner just starting out with ayurveda as an alternative medicine. I only have my GaiamTV membership so I didn't get the booklet that came with the DVD to determine my body type. If there were some way to determine that with this video it'd definitely be a 5 star! Thanks for this video!

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