Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

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Overview

An empowering guide to finding balance and restoring health in mind, body, and soul

Ayurveda teaches us that true health is our birthright—and that by artfully adapting to the rhythms of nature, we can bring ourselves back into balance and experience optimal well-being. Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and traditional yoga, written by internationally renowned Ayurvedic healer, teacher, and scholar Acharya Shunya.

Raised in a distinguished lineage of Vedic mystics and healers, Shunya learned the ancient art of Ayurveda directly from her grandfather, a well-known healer in Northern India. Here, she presents both an engaging narrative of her unique education, as well as a complete encyclopedia of Ayurvedic practices, recipes, and knowledge.

With Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom, Shunya maintains the integrity of Ayurveda’s traditional teachings while showing us how to integrate them into our modern lifestyles. Through her in-depth teachings, we learn to live in a way that supports our greatest health through daily ritual, nourishing food, spiritual practice, and self-care. Highlights include:

· Detailed instructions for a nourishing daily routine, organized by time of day and aligned with seasonal changes

· Clear, accessible guidance in the basic principles of Ayurveda, as transmitted through an uninterrupted lineage of Ayurvedic healers

· Dozens of traditional recipes, along with advice for structuring your meals according to the season, your constitution, and your unique health needs

· A treasury of lifestyle teachings and wellness practices—meditation and pranayama, exercise and yoga, connecting with nature, rituals for self-care and pleasure, daily cleansing routines, and working with the doshas (energetic body types)

· An approach to healing both practical and spiritual—restore your body to health with holistic lifestyle guidance, rather than a list of rigid rules or do’s and don’ts

· Beauty routines and rituals, including recipes for homemade scrubs, oil blends, gargles, and more

· How modern lifestyles contribute to chronic disease, and how to restore vital health through Ayurveda

· Experience greater physical energy, more joy, better sleep, increased sexual pleasure, improved digestion, stronger immunity, and many other benefits in mind, body, and soul

"This book that you are holding in your hand has the potential to change your state of health for the better, permanently," writes Shunya. "Health is not a probability that you may achieve. It is a reality, an underlying natural state of being."

Whether you’re looking for help with a specific health concern, or if you’d simply like to improve your overall well-being, in Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom you’ll finda treasury of Ayurvedic lifestyle teachings and wellness practices for every part of your day.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622038275
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 444,360
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Acharya Shunya is a truth-teller who facilitates authenticity, self-remembrance, and Divine Feminine pathways to awakening within. The first female head of her 2,000-year-old Indian spiritual lineage, Shunya reinterprets and recontextualizes ancient teachings for modern times, empowering people everywhere to lead fulfilled, fearless, and enlightened lives. She is president of The Awakened Self Foundation in California and author of Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom and Sovereign Self.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. David Frawley ix

Preface xi

Introduction: The Art of Ayurveda lifestyle 1

Chapter 1 The Science and Spirituality of Ayurveda 23

Chapter 2 Celebrating an Awakened Sky 53

Chapter 3 The Importance of Elimination 89

Chapter 4 The Art of Naturally Sparkling Smiles 111

Chapter 5 The Delight of Oiling, Bathing, Sense Care, and Beauty Rituals 131

Chapter 6 Crafting Sacred and Seasonal Meals 175

Chapter 7 Sleep, Sex, and Exercise 217

A Final Word Releasing Healing Intentions into the Universe 253

Acknowledgments 255

Appendix 1 List of Recipes 257

Appendix 2 Healthy Elimination Resource Guide 259

Appendix 3 Oral Health Resource Guide 275

Appendix 4 The Ayurvedic Diet Resource Guide 285

Appendix 5 Glossary of Sanskrit Words 329

Notes 333

Index 343

About the Author 359

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