169 episodes

The Ayurveda Life School podcast explores wellness and health through the ancient 5,000 year old wisdom of Ayurveda-but we make it work for you today! Learn to make practical changes to your lifestyle, diet, exercise, thoughts, and emotions to connect mind-body and lead you on your pathway to perfect health. Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Heather Johnson, the host, will share the life-changing teachings of Ayurveda and give you techniques to make Ayurveda a natural part of your daily life as you journey to better health and peace, and you don't need to travel to India to do it! Peace, wholeness, and a life of dynamic energy can be yours through Ayurveda. 

Ayurveda Life School Podcast Heather Johnson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 177 Ratings

The Ayurveda Life School podcast explores wellness and health through the ancient 5,000 year old wisdom of Ayurveda-but we make it work for you today! Learn to make practical changes to your lifestyle, diet, exercise, thoughts, and emotions to connect mind-body and lead you on your pathway to perfect health. Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Heather Johnson, the host, will share the life-changing teachings of Ayurveda and give you techniques to make Ayurveda a natural part of your daily life as you journey to better health and peace, and you don't need to travel to India to do it! Peace, wholeness, and a life of dynamic energy can be yours through Ayurveda. 

    Ep #168: Finding Joy in the Holidays

    Ep #168: Finding Joy in the Holidays

    The holidays are upon us and in this episode we talk all about how to thrive during this time of year. You will learn:How to enjoy being the host or the guest no matter the situationKey strategies for each dosha to stay calm in a chaotic family situationWhat routines and habits to focus on to stay balanced this holiday seasonPlanning your meals and eating on holiday daysHerbs and spices to include to help you feel greatReminder of the healthy eating guidelines and how to keep on track with them The importance of setting an intention BEFORE the busy beginsAnd more...If you want to stay balanced emotionally and physically this holiday season, this episode is for you. A recipe I share in this episode:Vata Tonic:Quart jar of warm water1/2 tsp Himalayan sea saltHalf a fresh lemon juiced1-2T pure organic maple syrupMix and enjoy throughout the day.START YOUR AYURVEDA JOURNEY HEREHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper, mala beads and online course? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the self-paced 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.

    • 27 min
    Ep #167: You are a Creator

    Ep #167: You are a Creator

    You are a creator.Do you believe me when I say that? Or do thing creativity and creation belongs only to those who sing, dance, perform or create art. What if I told you that every one of you is a creator. And that it may manifest differently based on your dosha, but you are able to contribute a unique offering to the world based on your unique prakruti and personality. In this episode we talk about what creation is and is not. How your dosha may impact the final creation product. And how to get over your fears to create something better in the world that only you can contribute. Herb focus of the week: CinnamonReferences: Ayurvedic Medicine by Sebastian PoleSTART YOUR AYURVEDA JOURNEY HEREHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper, mala beads and online course? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the self-paced 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.

    • 19 min
    Ep #166: Is it Me, or My Hormones? Making sense of hormonal imbalances.

    Ep #166: Is it Me, or My Hormones? Making sense of hormonal imbalances.

    Hormones control so many body functions, and yet they can be confusing and often misunderstood. In this episode we discuss the view of hormones in ancient and modern Ayurveda as compared with Western medicine. In order to begin to balance your hormones, it is important that you understand your imbalances and how hormones are involved. In this episode you will learn: The view of hormones in AyurvedaWhich doshas are involved in hormonal functionsThe stages of life and their relationship to hormonesThe importance of healthy body tissues (dhatu) and channels (srotas) Causes of hormonal imbalanceStarting to find balance againWe also spotlight the herb of the week: Ashwagandha including benefits, recommended usage and dosage. References:Hormone Intelligence by Aviva Romm, MDAyurveda Medicine by Sebastian PoleSTART YOUR AYURVEDA JOURNEY HEREHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper, mala beads and online course? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the self-paced 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste. 

    • 28 min
    Ep #165: GERD aka Heartburn. Part 3 of Preventing and Healing Indigestion.

    Ep #165: GERD aka Heartburn. Part 3 of Preventing and Healing Indigestion.

    The final episode in this 3 part series is all about the dreaded heartburn. If you experience this occasionally, or every day, you know how uncomfortable this can condition can be. But what you might not realize is how heartburn or GERD can indicate deeper imbalances and if not treated and healed can lead to severe long term consequences. Traditional Ayurvedic medicine has plenty to say on this topic, so join me to learn about how you can prevent and ultimately heal from this condition. In this episode you will learn:The root cause of GERDWhich doshas are involved in GERD (it's not what you may think)Habits you can adopt immediately to ease the discomfort and prevent future episodesFoods and herbs to add into your diet to prevent a relapseWhat we do in our house for GERDSTART YOUR AYURVEDA JOURNEY HEREHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper, mala beads and online course? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the self-paced 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionIt's not too late to join the seasonal fall cleanse. Learn more about this self-paced program.https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/seasonalcleanseConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.

    • 22 min
    Ep #164: Gastritis. Part 2 of Preventing and Healing Indigestion.

    Ep #164: Gastritis. Part 2 of Preventing and Healing Indigestion.

    Sour stomach, inflammation of the stomach lining, sensitivity to hot or spicy foods and overall discomfort in the stomach with hot indigestion. That is gastritits. For some it is a rare occurrence, but for others, this condition can make every food decision stressful as they work to alleviate the symptoms and heal the gut. This condition has a personal connection to my family as my daughter struggles with gastritis and we are healing her digestion and stomach with the principles of Ayurveda. In this episode you will learn:The causes of gastritis, both physical and emotionalHerbs to take before and after eating to calm the gutWhich doshas are aggravated in this conditionHow you can adjust your lifestyle to healWhat types of foods are best for gastritisAnd more...START YOUR AYURVEDA JOURNEY HEREHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper, mala beads and online course? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the self-paced 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionIt's not too late to join the seasonal fall cleanse. Learn more about this self-paced program.https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/seasonalcleanseConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.

    • 18 min
    Ep #163: Amlapitta. Part 1 of Preventing and Healing Indigestion.

    Ep #163: Amlapitta. Part 1 of Preventing and Healing Indigestion.

    Indigestion is a part of many people's daily life, and when the doshas are imbalanced it can feel impossible to cure. But knowing the nidana or cause as well as the steps you can take to bring your doshas back into balance can help to cure this painful disorder. In Part 1 of this 3 part series you will gain a foundational understanding of Amlapitta (sour stomach, hyperacidity, gastritis) and begin to identify which dosha is imbalanced and steps you can take to move towards healing. Be sure to tune in for Part 2-Gastritis, and Part 3-GERD/acid reflux. START YOUR AYURVEDA JOURNEY HEREHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the self-paced 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionIt's not too late to join the seasonal fall cleanse. Learn more about this self-paced program. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/seasonalcleanseConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

atgulley ,

Fantastic podcast!

I have been listening to this podcast for over a year - it has absolutely changed the way I think about my health and wellness. This podcast feeds my body and soul in so many ways! As someone who studied Anthropology, I’m well aware of the wisdom that lies within different cultures. Heather Johnson is doing a phenomenal job at translating the principles of Ayurveda in a way that “westerners” can understand. I appreciate her level of expertise and her dedication to an Ayurvedic way of life. I will be a listener for a long time to come!

JMadreperla ,

Life changing

Found a way of life that has changed my physical health, my spiritual health and my mental health. Thank you Heather! You are pleasant to listen to and learn from. I am very impressed with your qualifications through your knowledge and ability to warmly teach about Ayurveda.

sjnewspaperphile ,

Great Ayurveda Info!

Thank you so much for this podcast! I’m hooked! I’m new to Ayurveda and you are helping me so much understand a lot of things that are still fuzzy! Great encouragement too! Keep it up for us please!:) Namaste!

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