[The Teachers]

For episode 53 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dylan Smith, an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and the founder of Vital Veda. In addition to his Australian certification, Dylan trains under a family of internationally renowned Ayurvedic doctors in India. 

Ayurveda is a sanskrit word that translates to “the science of life”. It is a system of holistic medicine and encompasses the entire universe — nature, the body, the mind and the spirit. It uses a variety of preventative actions and treatments to bring the body and mind back to its true, natural alignment. 

In Dylan’s own words: To live in peace with minimal to no suffering and radiate love.

In a time when many of us are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and existential, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda seems to be a gentle and supportive antidote. Dylan’s knowledge is pure, rare and at times polarising because it challenges our modern lifestyle choices and our programmed preferences. 

As always, Alison’s intention is to help empower you with knowledge so you can formulate your own opinions. 

In this honest conversation, Alison and Dylan discuss various topics related to our health. From basic Ayurvedic principles and lifestyle practices, to how to honour our cycle and the days we bleed, the dangers of over-exposure to electromagnetic fields, what Dylan describes as the lighting crisis, the importance of sleep and the emerging industry of building biology.


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