Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women

Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women

by Katie Silcox


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A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy, Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we’re talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible.

Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women’s health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now.

Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582704739
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 419,350
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Katie Silcox is a nationally recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer for Yoga Journal, and a senior teacher within the Tantric Sri-Vidya-based ParaYoga lineage under Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground magazine in 2009, and one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" in Origin magazine. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana, and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy. She lives in Virginia. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Foreword Rod Stryker xv

Preface xix

Introduction: So, What the Heck Is Ayurveda? xxiii

Part I Philosophy

1 Aligning with Big Mama 5

2 The Four Glorious Goals of Life 17

3 The Doshas and the Five Elements 27

4 Your Soulful, Subtle Self 45

Part II Healthy

5 Ayurvedic Nutrition and Your Dosha 59

6 The Secret of Great Digestion 71

7 Food and the Emotions 83

8 Setting Up a Living, Sexy Kitchen 95

Part III Happy

9 Glowing Goddess Routines 111

10 Boost Radiance and Slow Aging 133

11 Exercise Like an Ayurveda Queen 145

12 Why Modern Gals Should Meditate 151

Part IV Sexy

13 Ayurveda Sexuality and Deep Female Vitality 169

14 Tantra and Conscious Sex 181

15 Cultivating Sexual Energy from Within 191

16 The Power of Your "Womb 203

In Closing 217

Acknowledgments 219

Appendix A Open-Secret Recipes 223

Appendix B Kitchen Pharmacy: Herbs 245

Appendix C Let's Have Words 257

Notes 267

Resources 273

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