AMERICAN INSTITUTE of VEDIC STUDIES

Founded by Dr David Frawley, a.k.a. Acharya Vamadeva Shastri, the American Institute of Vedic Studies is an online educational center providing a broad range of courses, resources and publications for an international audience. It focuses on Vedic knowledge systems of Ayurveda, Yoga-Vedanta and Vedic astrology, along with the background system of Hinduism or ‘Sanatana Dharma’. It emphasizes bringing together the greater Yoga tradition in an integral manner with regard to its Vedic origins.

Spreading the light of the Vedas

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The Light of the Vedas

Special Audio Podcast Series by

Dr David Frawley a.k.a. Acharya Vamadeva Shastri

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Vegetarianism and Hinduism - Audio
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  • Vegetarianism and Hinduism - Audio

    Vegetarianism and Hinduism - Audio

    Jun 4, 2016 • 7:36

    Dr David Frawley a.k.a. Pandit Vamadeva Shastri discussion vegetarianism in the Hinduism. 

  • Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing

    Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing

    Sep 5, 2021 • 11:47

    Modern physics is searching for a unitary field of consciousness to explain the coherence of the laws of nature. Such …

  • What is Self-realization? - Audio

    What is Self-realization? - Audio

    Feb 7, 2020 • 12:53

    Self-realization is the realization of our true nature as Pure Consciousness beyond body and mind, not simply some enhancement of …

  • The Ayurvedic View of the Human Body - Audio by Dr. David Frawley

    The Ayurvedic View of the Human Body - Audio by Dr. David Frawley

    Apr 1, 2020 • 15:02

    Ayurveda views the human  body in terms of consciousness, intelligence, information and energy as held in a physical field of …

  • Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind: Audio

    Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind: Audio

    Mar 28, 2020 • 15:44

    Yoga and Ayurveda View of the Mind Audio In modern medicine brain, mind and consciousness are equated, with the mind …

  • Audio: What is Soma and its Botanical Implications in Yoga and Ayurveda?

    Audio: What is Soma and its Botanical Implications in Yoga and Ayurveda?

    Jul 10, 2020 • 19:30

    Soma is an ancient Vedic deity opposite Agni or fire in nature. Soma refers to water and the receptive principle …

  • What is Ayurvedic Healing ? - Video

    What is Ayurvedic Healing ? - Video

    Jul 24, 2020 •

    An introduction to our Ayurvedic Healing approach, as in Dr. Frawley's classic book Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide and our on-line Ayurvedic Healing course. Ayurveda is India's traditional natural healing system that arose out of Yoga and the Vedic sciences in ancient times and has been continually updated throughout the…

  • Prana

    Prana

    Aug 19, 2020 • 5:38

    The meaning of Prana from the breath to the Universal Life Energy and their interconnection

  • Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it

    Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it

    Aug 25, 2021 • 10:15

    We all know the importance of physical immunity. This is our ability to resist disease, ward off pathogens, endure the …

  • Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices

    Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices

    Aug 23, 2021 • 12:16

      Addictive Nature of the Mind   There is a simple way to overcome all addictions, but not easy. It …

Enlighten yourself with greater knowledge and wisdom of Vedic traditions through online courses designed and conducted by world renowned scholar on Yoga and Ayurveda - Dr David Frawley.

Take a comprehensive, yet affordable distance learning program in Ayurvedic healing, providing a vast set of resources, presented with clarity and depth. It is an excellent and accessible place to start your journey into Ayurveda from wherever you may be, and yet will take you very far.

Learn the ancient art of Vedic Counseling and Life-Guidance to live a Vedic life based upon Dharmic values and right management of your Karma. Learn how the Vedic Sciences of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vastu fit together into an integral model of optimal well-being and Self-realization. Add Vedic Counseling to your teaching or healing work.

Learn the secrets of Vedic astrology as taught releative to the healing powers of Ayurveda. View your birth chart to determine your Ayurvedic mind-body constitution according to their planetary connections, and promote longevity yoga and Self-realization. Learn how to read Vedic charts to help others recognize and optimize their karmas to fulfill their dharma.

Take an inspiring online program on classical Yoga and traditional Ayurveda for body, mind and consciousness. Learn how to heal yourself according to a higher awareness that you can share with all!

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, the third highest civilian award granted by the government of India, “for distinguished service of a higher order to the nation,” honoring his work and writings as a Vedic teacher, which he received in January 2015.

Yogini Shambhavi guides the American Institute of Vedic Studies and offers her own consultations, retreats, training programs and personal instruction, particularly in the field of Shakti Sadhana. Yogini Shambhavi is one of the most important women gurus coming out of India today and holds many sacred traditions of the Himalayas. She is most noted for her Mantra Shakti.

Inner Self-Awareness and the Mind-Body Connection

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American Institute of Vedic Studies
Inner Self-Awareness and the Mind-Body Connection
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Whatever you bring into your mind, you also bring into your physical body. What your mind does, affects both your psychology and your physiology. If the mind becomes afraid, for example, the body contracts in fear which affects our internal organs. If the mind becomes angry, the body also seethes

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Ayurvedic Implications of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

We will explore the extensive relationship and vast interconnections between Yoga and Ayurveda, focusing on the Yoga Sutras. This examination extends to important issues of Yoga sadhana, Yoga therapy and Ayurvedic healing. Yoga, Ayurveda and related Vedic disciplines have more connections than usually acknowledged, particularly in the West. We cannot

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Vedic Counseling and Ayurvedic Psychology

Vedic counseling forms the background teaching for any education, guidance or therapy in the Vedic field. This includes Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta, Jyotish, Vastu and Sanskrit, along with the principles of Vedic living overall as karma and dharma. It extends to mantra and meditation to heal and uplift the mind.  Vedic

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The hidden truth behind Sri Ganesha’s mystic image

Ganesha is said to be the remover of obstacles, which he is most energized to accomplish on Ganesh Chaturthi. Sri Ganesha is one of the oldest and most revered Hindu deities, as well as the most distinctive. His head of an elephant, enigmatic stories and rich symbolism make him recognised

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Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing

American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Consciousness, the Ultimate Power of Knowing and Healing
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Modern physics is searching for a unitary field of consciousness to explain the coherence of the laws of nature. Such a universal consciousness is proposed as existing behind all time, space and energy. It is the ultimate frontier of knowledge. Vedic teachings have long taught us how to discover such

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Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it

American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Psychological Immunity and How to Measure it
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We all know the importance of physical immunity. This is our ability to resist disease, ward off pathogens, endure the dualities of heat and cold and seasonal changes, have physical strength and stamina, slow down the aging process and heal our bodies from within relative to injuries or chronic diseases.

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Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices

American Institute of Vedic Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies
Beyond all Addictions through Yoga and Vedantic Practices
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  Addictive Nature of the Mind   There is a simple way to overcome all addictions, but not easy. It is to learn how to calm and control the mind. All addictions are compulsive patterns of the mind that we fall into when we fail to be fully aware.  

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Consciousness and the Brain

  The human brain, for all of its complexity, is not itself conscious. Most of its functions are unconscious or subconscious. The brain is but a physical instrument of a deeper consciousness that transcends the material world, the Atman or higher Self of Yoga and Vedanta. Scientific research into the

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Ayurveda and Vedic Counseling: What is the Relationship?

Vedic Counseling includes Ayurvedic Counseling at a wellness level, but has a broader scope of concerns that includes Yoga, Vedanta, Jyotish and Vastu, and addresses all aspects of our lives.   There are two primary models of Ayurvedic practice available today in the Ayurvedic field. The first is a clinical

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