The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook: Holistic Healing Rituals for Every Day and Season

The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook: Holistic Healing Rituals for Every Day and Season

by Sarah Kucera, Suhas Kshirsagar

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Overview

Ancient self-care for modern life

Feeling burned-out, unmotivated, or stuck? The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook is here to help. This authoritative guide to ancient healing offers more than 100 daily and seasonal Ayurvedic rituals—each taking 10 minutes or less—to reconnect you with nature’s rhythms, and to unlock better health, as you:
  • Boost and stabilize your energy with yogic breathing
  • Overcome transitions with grounding meditations
  • Undo physical and emotional stress with personalized yoga postures
  • Prevent and treat disease with nourishing tonics and teas
  • Pause and reflect with daily and weekly journaling prompts.
Get back in sync with nature—and rediscover your potential to feel good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615195442
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 673,011
File size: 784 KB

About the Author

Sarah Kucera,DC, CAP, has been championing healthy practices professionally for over a decade, and personally for her whole life. A licensed chiropractor, certified Ayurvedic practitioner, registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and entrepreneur, she is the founder of Sage, a healing arts center and herbal apothecary in Kansas City, Missouri, where she combines these methods to help others find well-being.

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), is a world-renowned educator, the director of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic, and author of The Hot Belly Diet.
Sarah Kucera,DC, CAP, has been championing healthy practices professionally for over a decade, and personally for her whole life. A licensed chiropractor, certified Ayurvedic practitioner, registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and entrepreneur, she is the founder of Sage, a healing arts center and herbal apothecary in Kansas City, Missouri, where she combines these methods to help others find well-being.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar ix

Introduction: The Nature of Medicine 1

Part 1 Consistent, Cyclical, Meaningful 9

Chapter 1 Ayurveda: The Embodiment of Nature 11

Chapter 2 Identifying a Need for Change: Your Current Health Status and the Baseline for Optimal Health 24

Chapter 3 It's a Matter of Time: Learning the Ayurvedic and Circadian Clocks 34

Rituals for Everyone to Embrace 47

Chapter 4 Your Day DEFINES You: How Rituals Play a Role in Your Well-Being 49

Chapter 5 Daily Rituals: Practices for an Intentional Start to Your Day and Easeful Transitions Throughout 57

Chapter 6 Evening Rituals: Practices for Bringing Ease to the End of Your Day 85

Chapter 7 Seasonal Rituals: Practices for Changing with Nature 94

Part 3 The Foundations for Ritual Success 121

Chapter 8 Your Pranic Budget: Allocating Your Energy to What Matters Most 123

Chapter 9 Keeping Course: Common Obstacles, and Tips for Overcoming Them 129

Part 4 Rituals for How Yon Feel 147

Chapter 10 How We Get Sick: The Ayurvedic Perspective on Illnesses 149

Chapter 11 Healing Rituals: Practices for Balance When You Feel Unwell 154

Conclusion: The End Cycle 249

Ritual Journaling 251

Resources 263

Glossary of Herbs 267

Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms 281

Index 283

Acknowledgments 291

About the Author 292

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