Living Ayurveda: Nourishing Body and Mind through Seasonal Recipes, Rituals, and Yoga

Living Ayurveda: Nourishing Body and Mind through Seasonal Recipes, Rituals, and Yoga

by Claire Ragozzino


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A hands-on holistic guide to self-care based on the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedalearn how to build a daily personal practice using food, breath, movement, and meditation to stay balanced and nourished through the seasons. 

Nourishment comes in many forms—it's the food you eat, how you breathe and move your body, and the way you establish your daily routine. Living Ayurveda weaves together the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga in a modern, accessible way to provide a season-by-season guide for living a vibrantly rich year. Part cookbook, part lifestyle manual, each chapter includes simple vegetarian recipes, seasonal rituals, and self-care practices to cultivate your inner wisdom and feed your body, mind, and spirit. 
In this book, you'll find:

   • 80+ delicious vegetarian recipes to balance the body and strengthen digestion through the seasons

   • Illustrated menu guides and cooking tips that demystify the process of building a balanced meal

   • Yoga sequences and breathing techniques to help align with the energy of each season

   • Seasonal rituals based on moon cycles to strengthen your intuition and develop a personal routine at home 

Learn from ancient wisdom to know yourself intimately, be open to new discoveries, and see where this path takes you to allow a deeper wisdom to blossom in your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611807493
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 11/24/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 91,647
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

CLAIRE RAGOZZINO is a certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic practitioner with a background in holistic nutrition and natural cooking. Her work is dedicated to bringing yoga, Ayurveda and nutrition to a modern lifestyle. She is the author of the popular blog, Vidya Living, and also writes and photographs for online and print publications surrounding topics of food, culture and our relationship to nature. Claire works with clients around the globe and leads immersive workshops and retreats. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Part 1 The Foundations of Ayurveda 1

Interpreting the Language of Ayurveda 3

Balancing the Body & Mind 21

Seasonal, Lunar cc Daily Cycles 27

The Ayurveda & Yoga Connection 33

Part 2 Preparing for your Year 37

How to Use This Book 39

Recipe for a Daily Practice 47

Kitchen Wisdom 55

All-Season Recipe Staples 63

Part 3 A Living Practice 77

Spring 79

Summer 133

Fall 189

Winter 245

Conclusion: Inviting Grace into Your Year 295

Acknowledgments 296

References 297

Resources 298

Index 300

About the Author 311

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