The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care
Photographs by Cara Brostrom
By Kate O'Donnell
- Shambhala Publications07/28/2020Pages: 288Size: 7.480315 x 9.251969ISBN: 9781611806519Details
Discover the best way to care for yourself—day by day and season by season.
Embrace the ancient principles of Ayurveda to become a more integrated, whole, and healthy version of yourself. This detailed guide walks you through the steps of foundational Ayurvedic practices that can be easily integrated into your existing self-care routine—from self-massage, oil pulling, and tongue scraping to breathing practices, meditation exercises, and eating with intention—to uplift your physical health and state of mind.
In The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care, you will:
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- Get acquainted with the tradition of Ayurveda and better understand your doshas (metabolic tendencies) and basic Ayurvedic anatomy.
- Discover the art of self-care by exploring daily routines and seasonal practices to prevent imbalances in the body and mind.
- Find out what foods, spices, and herbs carry medicinal qualities that support cleansing, rejuvenation, and management of common ailments.
"This delightful book is full of principles of Ayurveda that O’Donnell leads us to easily apply to food, medicine, and living in general. Any effort expended diving into this book yields generous rewards. I love it." —Dr. Claudia Welch, DOM, author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
"Beautiful and lucid, Kate makes Ayurveda feel intimate and accessible. The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care perfectly complements her cookbooks and opens the reader to new possibilities for personal health and integration." —Scott Blossom, LAc
"O’Donnell offers concise, practical instruction in the art of living wisely. Readers discover ways to enhance their personal welfare as they learn to align the varied specifics of their lives into integrated wholes." —Dr. Robert Svoboda
"O’Donnell’s Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care presents authentic Ayurveda principles and invaluable diet and lifestyle knowledge for modern readers in any part of the world." —Dr. Ramkumar, Ayurvedic physician and cofounder of Vaidyagrama Healing Village
"Kate O’Donnell delivers her encyclopedic Ayurveda and yoga wisdom into a book that anyone looking for depth of wisdom can quickly access. As a true sadhaka, a practitioner of the path of awakening, Kate escorts the complexity of Ayurveda and yoga philosophy into accessible experiences to bring you home to you. If you want to learn Ayurveda, this book is the best gateway to the ancient healing system, combining theory and gorgeous recipes." —Cate Stillman, founder and podcaster at Yogahealer, and author of Body Thrive and Master of YouSelected Reader Reviews