Today I want to share with you THE BEST ayurveda resources (I know of). The books that I keep referring to. The websites I keep going back to again and again. The podcasts I am listening to. I am going to mix the established names and the ‘new kids on the block’. I am a firm believer that knowledge needs to be shared, and I am on a mission to share ayurveda with the world :)
If you know any other great ayurveda resources do let me know! I am writing these down from the top of my mind but I loooove discovering some new books, websites and podcasts.
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These are ayurveda books I have in my library that I go back to again and again. My all time favourites!
It covers nutrition, herbs, yoga, panchakarma and remedies for many common ailments and diseases. I especially refer often to the extensive list of foods with all the ayurvedic qualities.
This book contains a very good introduction to ayurveda nutrition, food charts and recipes. I love the food charts in this book, listed by dosha. The introduction talks about how ayurveda came into Maya’s life through her battle with cancer. A very inspiring lady.
Did you know different doshas require different yoga practices? This book explains asana and their effects on your dosha posture by posture. David Frawley has written many books on ayurveda but as a yoga teacher and ayurveda practitioner I use this one to connect these sister sciences.
In this book I often consult the energetics and dosha balancing qualities of spices, legumes and vegetables. It also has some typical Indian recipes. A thin book but jam packed full of superb info about ayurvedic cooking.
And these 4 books are currently on my wishlist (I don’t own these… yet :) )
The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Based on the Timeless Wisdom of India’s 5,000-Year-Old Medical System by Vasant Lad
These are my 7 favourite websites at the moment (from the top of my mind). Some I refer to for the useful info, others I go to for inspiration for recipes. I included a mix of ayurveda authorities and newbies (spreading the love, my friends!). I’ll keep adding more ayurveda resources as I remember them and as I find them.
(I am not affiliated in any way with any of these).
Cate Stillman is a well established ayurveda teacher who has been teaching ayurveda a long time. Her website is filled with super informational blog posts and she has a podcast too. She has written multiple books and made several online courses about ayurveda. Her content is maybe more geared towards yoga teachers, ayurveda practitioners and health professionals – people who already have a good understanding of health or need information for professional purposes. But by all means visit her website and see if you find it useful!
Her website is very colourful and you’ll recognise her style and content immediately. Monica is a vaidya (ayurvedic doctor). She makes it easy to implement ayurveda into your daily life. She recently started a podcast, too.
John Douillard mixes ancient and modern science (quantum physics, anyone?) to prove that we already had this knowledge a long time. I have also been bingeing on his articles about food sensitivities.
The name says it all, right?
Through her blog and podcast Angela imparts her knowledge about ayurveda and tries to make it simple to live the ayurveda life. She has articles about motherhood and ayurveda, minimalism and meanwhile is living in a van with her family!
Banyan Botanicals is an online shop that sells ayurvedic herbs, massage oils and beauty products but they also have a wealth of information on their blog.
She wrote the books ‘Idiot’s guide to ayurveda’ and ‘Eat feel fresh’ (pictured above) (psst, affiliate links!) and has an immensely popular podcast. Sahara is a great resource for diving deeper into the dharma and the spiritual elements of ayurveda, delivered by someone you can relate to.
Stacey of Apothecary 7 started with a natural skin care line, but now her website is filled with skincare and food recipes. YUM!
As a child I used to read every spare minute that I had and I still read a lot, but my god I do enjoy a good podcast these days! Yay technology! Here are my ayurveda favourites.
Bringing ayurveda to life by hey monica b
Yogahealer podcast by Cate Stillman
Elements of Ayurveda by Colette Kent
That’s it for now. I hope you are loving these ayurveda resources my friends! And keep reading ForeverSunday! ;-)