Combining the Sanskrit words "ayur" (life) and "veda" (knowledge), Ayurveda is an ancient Indian practice for living that dates back thousands of years. Ayurveda promotes a mind-consciousness-body balance that, when in perfect alignment, results in improved health, outlook, and attitude. This is the optimal guide for families interested in Ayurveda, with information on:
The history of Ayurvedic medicine in India
Discovering individual "doshas," or personality types
Incorporating Ayurvedic foods into your everyday diet
Yoga and exercise techniques for each "dosha"
Meditation and relaxation tips for the whole family
Packed with information and guidance, plus more than twenty-five Ayurvedic recipes for meals and snacks that your whole family will love, this guide is the perfect resource for transitioning into a healthy, balanced way of living!
Heidi E. Spear is on the teaching faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where she leads experiential workshops using meditation, yoga, chakra theory, poetry, theater, and Ayurvedic lifestyle practices to guide participants on the path to joy and overall well-being. Author of The Everything Guide to Chakra Healing and Ayurveda Made Easy, Heidi’s latest workshop and forthcoming book focus on the Yoga of Shakespeare. You can visit her website PracticeYourJoy.com.