Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom
This book 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 find a treasury of Ayurvedic lifestyle teachings and wellness practices for every part of your day.
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 abundant well-being.
An empowering guide to finding balance and restoring health in mind, body, and soul
Raised in a distinguished lineage of Vedic mystics and healers, author Acharya 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.
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 dozens of 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
"Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom, learned with patience and allowed to soak into your soul, acts as a weed destroyer. The knowledge contained in this wisdom has the power to recondition your consciousness and take you beyond your negative habits so that slowly and steadily you transcend the default modes that no longer serve you and gratefully learn new ways of self-care."
- Acharya Shunya