The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

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New World Library, May 11, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
Build Optimal Energy and Health in Body, Mind, and Spirit Ever wondered why you’re feeling out of balance, stressed-out, sick, and exhausted but still can’t sleep? Western medicine often ignores the underlying issues that can lead to fatigue, illness, and disease, but there is a way to revitalize your body and mind without drugs or dangerous side effects. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” is a complete wellness system that includes all that we associate with medical care — prevention of disease, observation, diagnosis, and treatment — as well as self-care practices that are generally absent from Western medicine. This truly holistic approach considers not just diet, exercise, and genetics but also relationships, life purpose, finances, environment, and past experiences. In this thorough and practical book, Michelle Fondin guides you gently through self-assessment questions designed to zero in on your needs and the best practices for addressing them, such as eating plans, addiction treatment, detoxification, and techniques for improving relationships. She outlines easy steps you can take, with minimal cost, to heal common ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, excess weight, anxiety, and depression. These time-tested methods for body, mind, and spirit wellness offer benefits to anyone at any age.
 

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Ayurveda is an ancient Indian wellness system that focuses on the prevention of disease through awareness of the body, mind, and intellect. Fondin, vedic master from the Chopra Institute, asks readers ... Read full review

Contents

Your New Reality
134
Finding the Lesson and Moving On
137
Opening Blocked Energy
139
Let Go of Your Past by Taking Three Lessons to the Future
148
Healing Your Past
149
Chapter 7 Relationship Health
151
We Are Social Beings Meant to Be in Relationships with Others
154
Life Is Not Balanced without Healthy and Loving Relationships
155

An Introduction to the Doshas
15
The Ayurvedic MindBody Type Test
16
Interpreting Your MindBody Type
25
The Six Stages of Disease
27
Creating a Symptom Plan
31
Identifying Your Typical Symptoms
32
Living Your Dharma or Lifes Purpose
33
The Importance of Dharma
34
Defining Dharma
35
Finding Your Dharma
39
Discovering Dharma
40
Creating Your Lifes Purpose
44
List of Intentions and Desires
47
Dharma
48
chapter 3 Physical Health
49
An Ayurvedic Plan for Optimal Nutrition
57
The Twelve Guidelines for an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Eating Plan
58
Guidelines for Recreating the MindBody Connection with Food
70
Ten Guidelines for Eating Awareness
71
Eating for Your MindBody Type
74
Your DoshaSpecific Eating Plan
78
Respecting Natures Waves
80
Moving Your Body
86
Creating Your Physical Movement Plan
90
Physical Healing
91
Chapter 4 Spiritual Health
93
Embracing Your Spiritual Self
95
Going from Tunnel Vision to Funnel Vision
97
Cultivating the Act of Witnessing Awareness
99
InternalDialogue Assessment
101
Anyone Can Do It
102
Thinking Thousands of Thoughts a Day
103
Do Nothing or Do Everything?
105
Wondering How It Works
106
Living a Spiritual Life
107
Spiritual Healing
112
Chapter 5 Emotional Health
113
Do You Run Your Emotions or Do Your Emotions Run You?
115
Tools for Establishing a Healthy Emotional Life
116
Emotional Clearing for Each Dosha
123
Your Emotional Healing Plan
127
Emotional Healing
130
Chapter 6 Healing Your Past
131
The Stories from Your Past
133
Twelve Traits of Healthy Relationships
159
Taking Inventory of Your Relationship Using the Twelve Traits
166
Communicating Compassionately
170
Minding the Doshas in Relationships
173
Creating the Relationships You Desire
176
Steps to Attract the Right Mate
178
Healing Your Relationships
180
Chapter 8 Occupational Health
183
The Daily Grind
184
Discovering the Higher Purpose of Having a Career
185
Finding Dharma in a Career That Is Not Exactly Your Dharma
188
Ideal Work for Vata Pitta Kapha
189
Creating a Plan for Transforming Your Current Job or Finding Your Ideal Job
192
A Healthy Occupation
193
Chapter 9 Financial Health
195
Your Financial Situation and Your Health
196
Getting Rid of a Poverty MindSet
197
Taking Stock of Your Beliefs about Money
198
Giving to Receive
199
A Commitment to Financial Giving
201
Your Plan to Abolish Debt and Create Wealth in Your Life
202
Healing Your Finances
206
Chapter 10 Environmental Health
207
Maximizing Healthy Sensory Input
209
Outlining the Environments in My Daily Life
215
SpaceClearing Commitment
216
The Dosha Response to Environment
217
Living outside Our Boxes
219
Ways You Can Live Outside Your Boxes
221
Healing Your Environments
222
Chapter 11 Breaking a Spoke of the Wheel
223
Dealing with Illness While Learning an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
224
Healing from Addictions
226
What If You Get Stuck on One Spoke and Cannot Move On?
227
Enjoying the Ride
229
On Being Gentle Humble Loving and Kind
231
Sun Salutations Surya Namaskar
233
Notes
241
Glossary of Sanskrit T erms
243
Recommended Websites and Ayurvedic Resources
247
References and Recommended Reading
249
Index
251
About the Author
265
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Michelle S. Fondin holds a Vedic Master Certificate from the Chopra Center and is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and Yoga Alliance. She treats clients at her Ayurvedic Path center, speaks and offers workshops, and lives in Herndon, Virginia. www.MichelleFondin.com

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