Ayurveda | Kayakalpa | Prana Gogia

Prana Gogia, Doctor of Acupuncture

Today we’ll be focusing on a specialized branch of Ayurveda called Kayakalpa. Kayakalpa is the conjunction of two Sanskrit words Kaya, which refers to the material subtle body and Kalpa, which means transformation or rejuvenation. It is a specialized branch of the Rasayana practice within the Ayurvedic system and Siddha Medicine.

Prana is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, teacher of Ayurveda and CranioSacral Work. His passion is to help and educate people in resolving health issues effectively and efficiently. By integrating Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine and CranioSacral work he is able to treat different patients with a variety of conditions and provide natural remedies to activate the mind-body’s innate ability for healing and longevity. He comes from and engineering background and has a master’s in business administration with 10+ years of leadership experience in working with executive teams of national and multinational companies and managing teams in creating and executing systems strategies.
Born in India, Prana has spent over thirty years studying and practicing healing work in the lineage of the Siddha tradition. He has traveled extensively through the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and India, to learn meditative and healing practices. He practices a gentle style of acupuncture integrated with Ayurveda and CranioSacral work. He teaches Ayurveda and CranioSacral work in schools and workshops.

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History: We can’t really talk about Kayakalpa without giving our listeners a primer on the types in Ayurveda. So, let’s begin with that: Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Give us a brief of history of Ayurveda if you would and some of its chief teachings if and where Kayakalpa fits into the system.

Traditional clinical uses: How is it used and when would someone seek out a practitioner to perform Kayakalpa.

External and Internal Therapies: Tell us about the kinds of therapies that are used.

Herbs Used: What are some of the herbs that are used in Kayakalpa?

Foods and Recipes: Are there some specific recipes that would like to share?

Sports performance: Any applications here?

Cognitive performance: Any applications here?

Safety: Any concerns about safety? Are there special preparations that need to be considered?

Modern research: Where are we with research in the field?