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 #99: The Many Uses of Triphala
Want to improve your digestion, lungs, blood sugars, eye, skin, kidneys, energy and stamina? Try Triphala. Triphala is an ancient Ayurvedic medicine that can be safely included into everyday use for all doshas.
The benefits of Triphala are diverse and in this episode I cover the ways you can incorporate Triphala into your daily life easily and for the maximal benefit.
After listening you won't be able to miss your daily dose.
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Ep #98: Inside Look at an Ayurveda Cleanse-An interview with Deb White
Ayurveda has such a different view on cleansing than a traditional western cleanse. And in today's episode we hear from Deb White, an Ayurvedic client of mine who experienced the benefits and healing that comes from an Ayurveda cleanse.
In this episode you get to hear first hand the challenges, benefits and results she experienced from going through a 16 day cleanse.
It just may inspire you to do the same this spring.
Join us in our conversation today.
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Ep #97: When to Eat for Proper Digestion
When you eat your meals determines how much you experience gas, bloating, and heaviness in the your GI tract.
If you want to feel better and take in all the nutrients from your food, simply adjusting meal times will be the simplest and most healing change you can make.
In this episode I teach about the proper times to eat, the connection between Pitta and Agni, and how your lunch meal can change everything for your health.
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Ep # 96 Daily Patterns and Dinacharya
What you do each day matters. The patterns, rituals, habits and routines you do the majority of the time create the body and mind you live with every day.
And it can be hard to create lasting patterns that lead to health.
But it is SO vital to a long, contributing and healthy life. Here are some questions I shared on the podcast that you can start to ask yourself to better identify where your patterns could use a shift.
When do you sleep?
How rested do you feel in the morning?
Is it hard to get out of bed? Do you like to hit snooze a lot?
Do you have structure to your day? That means you have scheduled time for work, rest, movement, time with family, meals etc and it is very similar day to day.
Is there a schedule for your meals or do you eat whenever something looks or smells good or whenever you feel like it?
When do you move your body?
How much time are you spending outdoors daily?
Do you create boundaries for my work? Is there a shut off time? This applies whether you work at home or leave the home, have an outside job or take care of a home and children. Do you have a time to be complete each day?
Do you make self-care a part of your day? This includes exercise, meditation, quiet time to think or journal, health care rituals like tongue scraping, nasya oil, neti or nasal washing, oil pulling for the mouth, self massage (abhyanga), yoga, dry brushing etc. No matter what you are doing for self-care, is it happening daily? And is it nourishing to you?
Do you have whitespace daily?
In this episode I give an example of my daily dinacharya (rituals) and share the concept of Hinge Habits to identify which habit you could shift that will impact all the rest.
And as we move towards spring it is time to start thinking about the season change and a Seasonal Ayurvedic Cleanse. Patterns and habits are a large part of this cleanse, so keep working on those and more information about the cleanse will be available soon.
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Ep #95: Liver Health and Ayurveda
Your liver is responsible for so many functions and from an Ayurvedic standpoint it is a Pitta organ so needs special care to stay healthy.
In this episode I discuss the signs of liver disorder, how we view the liver in Ayurveda, common liver diseases and how to cleanse and heal your liver.
I also discuss some remedies you can do today to strengthen your blood and liver for greater energy and health.
Finally, you will learn about herbs supportive to liver function and how to use those in your diet.
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Ep #94: 5 Cleansing Habits to Clear Ama
Your body is continually building up toxins (ama) and the actions you take every day will help to reduce and remove this toxicity.
In this episode I cover the symptoms of ama, the types of cleansing in Ayurveda, and how to know which is right for you, and 5 habits each dosha can implement to begin to remove ama from the tissues and cells of the body.
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Heather is knowledgable, down to earth, and provides so much useful information about Ayurveda. Thank you so much for your wisdom and guidance.
Simple but in-depth approach to ayurveda
I am a student in Ayurveda and happy I found Heather Johnson’s podcast. It offers nice complimentary information to my classes that are more technical. Each video has a specific topic, each topic is clear and offers in-depth information. Maybe someone new to Ayurveda will have a somewhat difficult time with some terminology but someone who has read couple of books on Ayurveda will find her podcast educative. Well done!!
Clear and concise for intermediate and beginners
I’m an Ayurvedic practitioner myself and I absolutely love the way Heather shares the information. She provides depth for those who understand Ayurveda, but keeps it simple enough for newcomers to learn as well. This has definitely become one of my go-to podcasts when I want a fresh look at traditional wisdom.