Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally

Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally

by Susan Weis-Bohlen


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“Susan’s approach to Ayurveda is simplicity itself. In Ayurveda Beginners Guide she has described the complex network of Ayurvedic information in a very practical, straightforward way so that every person can understand the healing modality of Ayurveda."—Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician Founder of the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, advisor for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and author of numerous books including Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing and The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Ayurveda is a profound science with wisdom spanning so wide that it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. As an Ayurvedic consultant, Susan Weis-Bohlen helps those who are new to Ayurveda address this exact issue. In Ayurveda Beginners Guide Susan explains of the holistic principles behind Ayurveda, and offers gentle guidance for incorporating its restorative practices in your everyday life.

Designed with the newcomer in mind, Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide presents:

  • A concise overview of Ayurveda that covers its historical roots, concepts, and various healing methods
  • A 3-week Ayurveda plan for beginners to introduce Ayurvedic concepts into one's lifestyle gently and practically
  • A wide range of Ayurveda techniques such as recipes, yoga, aromatherapy, meditation, seasonal cleanses, and more
  • A simple dosha quiz and in-depth descriptions of each dosha

Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide will show you how to unlock the transformative powers of Ayurveda and move forward in your journey towards a healthier state of mind, body, and spirit.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939754172
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 201,883
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

SUSAN WEIS-BOHLEN is full-time Ayurvedic consultant, cooking teacher, meditation teacher, and leader of sacred site tours. Susan’s personal journey into the Ayurveda lifestyle began when she came across the Ayurvedic cleansing technique of panchakarma. What began as the release of damaging toxins and personal difficulties eventually grew into an impassioned vocation. She has since studied with the best teachers of Ayurveda, both in the US and in India. Susan knows exactly how challenging it can be to come to Ayurveda as a beginner and has dedicated her life to sharing the fruits of her studies with students all over the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Part 1 An Ancient System of Healing

1 An Overview of Ayurveda 3

2 The Path to Healing and Wellness 17

3 An Overview of Ayurvedic Healing Methods 29

4 A Gentle 21-Day Introduction to Ayurveda 43

Part 2 A Wide Range of Ayurvedic Healing Methods

5 Healing Ayurvedic Recipes 55

6 Lifestyle Practices and Yoga Poses 81

7 Spiritual Rituals and Practices 107

8 Seasonal Adjustments and All-Season Cleanse 131

9 Medicinal Herbs and Remedies for Common Ailments 141

Appendix A Common Ayurvedic Cooking Ingredients 153

Appendix B The Three Universal Qualities and the Five Sheaths 158

Resources 161

References 163

Index of Practices, Recipes, and Remedies 165

Index 167

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