The Parent’s Complete Guide to Ayurveda
- Shambhala Publications08/23/2022Pages: 256Size: 6 x 9ISBN: 9781611808520Details
The traditional holistic health system of Ayurveda offers a wealth of effective lifestyle advice and remedies for the whole family. The Parent’s Complete Guide to Ayurveda is an accessible primer to pediatric Ayurveda, with simple, commonsense dietary, herbal, and self-care practices to both address various ailments and promote vibrant health and well-being in children ages 3–16.
Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, an Ayurvedic specialist, and Alyson Young Gregory, an Ayurvedic health counselor and educator, provide a wellness roadmap that parents can tailor to their children’s individual mind-body type, known as prakriti. This book first gives parents the tools to determine their child’s prakriti and then offers customized everyday diet and lifestyle guidelines based on traditional Ayurvedic principles for a healthy body and mind, including yoga, meditation, breathing practices, and daily wellness routines.
The advice offered in this book includes:
- How to prevent and manage common ailments and disorders with diet and home remedies
- How to encourage healthy habits around sleep, diet, exercise, and screen time
- Easy-to-make tonics, teas, and soaks to alleviate a number of conditions, including tummy aches, stress, colds, insomnia, sluggishness, and dehydration
- Ayurvedic perspectives on digestive, metabolic, respiratory, and emotional disorders prevalent in children today
And much more.RelatedCheck items to add to the cart orAuthor BioVAIDYA JAYARAJAN KODIKANNATH is a classically trained Ayurvedic doctor, representing a lineage of Ayurveda practitioners from Kerala, India, and an internationally renowned Ayurvedic scholar, educator, and keynote speaker with over twenty-five years of experience. He currently works as the CEO and Chief Ayurveda Consultant of Kerala Ayurveda USA.ALYSON YOUNG GREGORY, AHC, is a mother, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Educator, and a parenting media writer specializing in holistic health. She was a student of Don and Amba Stapleton at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York and, later, of Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath at Kerala Ayurveda, where she works as a part of one of the largest Ayurvedic communities in the United States.Praise
"Alyson Gregory and Dr. Kodikannath distill their Ayurvedic expertise into simple, practical tips that parents can use for their children (and for themselves!). Any parent who is interested in a holistic approach to healthcare would benefit from this book. A terrific read!" —Revathi Ramani, MD, MPH, 3 Rivers Ayurveda
"Readers have been asking me for a book like this for years! The principles of Ayurveda are excellent for fostering healthy bodies, minds, and habits for our children. Nothing could be more important, and The Parent's Complete Guide to Ayurveda provides a concise and inspiring tool for those with children in their care." —Kate O’Donnell, author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm Clear Mind, and The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care
"A helpful guide to raise children holistically to reach their full potential. A must read for every parent." —Vijaya Jujare, MD, FAAP
"This book is a valuable resource and a rare find! Every parent can have access to this ancient wisdom to empower themselves." —Trupti Gokani, MDSelected Reader Reviews