Heidi E. Spear is on the teaching faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she leads experiential workshops using meditation, yoga, chakra theory, poetry, theater, and Ayurvedic lifestyle practices to guide participants on the path to joy and overall well-being. Author of The Everything Guide to Chakra Healing and Ayurveda Made Easy, Heidi’s latest workshop and forthcoming book focus on the Yoga of Shakespeare. You can visit her website PracticeYourJoy.com.
The Everything Guide to Ayurveda: Improve your health, develop your inner energy, and find balance in your lifeby Heidi E Spear, Garivaltis Hilary
Combining the Sanskrit words "ayur" (life) and "veda" (knowledge), Ayurveda is an ancient Indian practice for living that dates back thousands of years. Ayurveda promotes a mind-consciousness-body balance that, when in perfect alignment, results in improved health, outlook, and attitude. This is the optimal guide for families interested in Ayurveda, with information on:
- The history of Ayurvedic medicine in India
- Discovering individual "doshas," or personality types
- Incorporating Ayurvedic foods into your everyday diet
- Yoga and exercise techniques for each "dosha"
- Meditation and relaxation tips for the whole family
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