Thrive: Self-Healing with Ayurveda
1 Season . 22 Episodes

Explore Ayurveda through five pathways in this series that brings ancient wisdom to modern life.

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Ayurveda, often known as the sister science to yoga, is a 5000 year old holistic medical system originating in India. Ayurveda means “the knowledge of life” and is known for being one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive medical systems. Unlike anything seen before on Gaia, Thrive: Self-Healing with Ayurveda is a multi-part educational experience focused on finding balance amidst the pressure of modern life. Thrive celebrates the fact that people learn in many different ways and everyone has a unique pathway to self-healing. Thrive offers five ways to explore: a docuseries, cooking shows, self-care tutorials, yoga classes, and meditations.

Through this series, you will come into deeper connection with your unique body type, understand your imbalances, and learn techniques to restore greater harmony to your system. By learning to bring balance to the mind, body, emotions, and spirit, you will be able to more easily navigate challenging circumstances and fundamentally change the way you live in the world.

Episode 1
19 mins
Learn how ayurvedic wisdom can help you enter into a deeper relationship with yourself and the natural world around you.
Episode 2
14 mins
Release stagnant emotional and physical toxins, known as ama, in order to live a more positive, conscious, and connected life.
Episode 3
19 mins
Discover how the doshas, the three primary energies of ayurveda, are a gateway into living authentically in your unique, bio-individual body.
Episode 4
23 mins
Learn the basic principles of an ayurvedic diet and come to understand food as your pharmacy to release toxins and increase vitality.
Episode 5
19 mins
Learn how your system not only digests food but also emotions. Discover ways to release stuck emotional and mental patterns.
Episode 6
8 mins
Start your morning with self-care using this short routine that consists of personal prayer, simple movement, and an exercise to connect with nature.
Episode 7
8 mins
Align with the cycle of the day as ruled by the doshas and learn techniques to help fall asleep and stay asleep.
Episode 8
14 mins
Read the signs of your body to understand your imbalances using tongue examination as well as facial and body type analysis.
Episode 9
10 mins
Release anxiety, detoxify your organs, and exfoliate your skin with two techniques: raw silk glove brushing (gharshana) and oil massage (abhyanga).
Episode 10
9 mins
Purify your nose, ears, and mouth with practices such as nasal flushing, oil pulling, and tongue scraping.
Episode 11
13 mins
Transform mealtime into a healing feast with fresh vegetable, spice, and fruit chutneys tailored to your body type.
Episode 12
12 mins
Learn to create spice mixtures catered to your dosha type. Each mixture strengthens digestion, reduces inflammation, and balances your system.
Episode 13
13 mins
Clean out your digestive tract and remove toxicity from your body with this nourishing and delicious dish made of rice, lentils, and spices.
Episode 14
28 mins
Kindle your inner strength while grounding your energy into the earth in this powerful flow that will work your lower body and open your upper body.
Episode 15
39 mins
Strengthen your core and boost your metabolism with vigorous asana, heat-generating pranayama, a 6-minute ab routine, and cleansing kriya.
Episode 16
29 mins
Explore mudra (hand gesture), pranayama (breath work), and intentional active poses to soothe your nervous system. After opening the side body, lower back, and hips, close the practice with a brief guided relaxation.
Episode 17
10 mins
This meditation uses mantra (sound), visualization, and sacred geometry to call your awareness to each of the chakras (energetic centers) and create space for transformation in each. As we balance the elements of the chakras, we simultaneously restore harmony to your doshas - the three main energies of Ayurveda.
Episode 18
13 mins
A well-rounded meditation for vitality featuring mudras (hand gestures) to build your prana (life force energy), reduce anxiety, and balance the five elements.
Episode 19
12 mins
Practice welcoming emotions with this simple guided meditation. You will get in touch with your heart space and explore what contentment feels and sounds like to you.
Episode 20
14 mins
When living a fast-paced, jam-packed lifestyle, it is easy for the mind to get overwhelmed and the nervous system triggered. In this practice, learn chandra bhedana pranayama, which is a cooling, calming breath, corresponding to lunar energy. Then follow breath and mantra into a deep stillness that will help you to disidentify from the whims of your mind and the busyness of your surroundings.
Episode 21
14 mins
Invoke the healing vibration of Lord Dhanvantari, an aspect of Vishnu and the god of medicine, with a powerful and soothing Dhanvantari Gayatri Mantra (chant) followed by a radiant body meditation.
Episode 22
13 mins
Equilibrate the polar energies of your body with Nadi Shodhana pranayama and a meditation. In balance, you can live in tune with your true nature.