The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook

Holistic Healing Rituals for Every Day and Season

By Sarah Kucera

Foreword by Suhas Kshirsagar

A comprehensive guide to Ayurvedic rituals, offering simple ways to sync the body’s circadian clock with nature

Feeling burned out, unmotivated, or stuck? The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook is here to help. This authoritative guide to ancient healing will introduce you to the role that ritual plays in overall health, and reveal how reconnecting our internal rhythms to nature’s cycles can create physical and emotional balance.

Whether you’re looking for a way to boost and stabilize your energy levels, overcome the trials of transitions (from life or seasonal shifts), or prevent and heal disease, you’ll find a solution in one of the more than 100 simple rituals that give structure and space to your day. Plus, reflective prompts for “self-study” (a key Ayurvedic principle) and sample journal pages provide templates for creating rituals with enough time for focus, play, and rest alike.

Syncing with nature’s rhythms—and discovering your own potential to feel good in body, mind, and spirit—has never been more rejuvenating.

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Sarah Kucera

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Review quotes
“Dr. Kucera guides us in the practical application of rituals in the healing process of balancing the bodily humors and their circadian rhythms in our day-to-day lives. Applied in one’s life, we can celebrate our lives through daily, seasonal, and healing rituals thereby bringing more awareness in every aspect of our lives. A joyful, blissful book, it serves as a guideline to students and practitioners, unfolding inner healing and longevity.”—Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic physician, author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing, Textbook of Ayurveda series, and more

“Sarah Kucera is a person of abundant healing talent and uncanny insight into the human being. She has authored an important book that we in the industrial, stressed-out world need now more than ever. I highly recommend it.” —Max Strom, speaker, teacher, and author of A Life Worth Breathing and There is No App for Happiness

“Sarah Kucera’s The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook is a powerful and engaging overview of Ayurvedic practices. Not only does she share this healing approach in a brand new way, but she makes it easy to implement it into your every day. If you are seeking a simple, effective, and gentle way to incorporate the wisdom of Ayurveda into your life, this book is the key.” —Amy B. Scher, bestselling author of How To Heal Yourself From Anxiety and This Is How I Save My Life

“A wonderful book to upgrade your self-care rituals for more Ayurvedic magic in your life.”—Sahara Rose Ketabi, best-selling author of Eat Feel Fresh and Idiot's Guide to Ayurveda

“Sarah’s expertise as a healer, both an Ayurvedic practitioner and a chiropractor, is abundantly evident in The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook, but what really shines through are her gifts as a teacher. This is the most accessible, logical and practical, yet never reductive, book on Ayurveda I’ve ever read. It is now required reading for our Yoga Teacher Training programs!”—Gina Caputo, Founder & Director of the Colorado School of Yoga

“Sarah is a fresh, much-needed voice for Ayurvedic techniques for healing and balancing. The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook is an incredible manual for anyone who is ready to feel more in balance, energized, and radiant while still showing up for everything that’s on their (full) plate. I can’t wait to share this with the women I work with.”—Cassandra Bodzak, author of Eat With Intention

“In our culture where our traditions and rituals have been forgotten, The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook reminds us that our health, longevity, and happiness depend on our traditional circadian rituals.”—Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP author of The 3-Season Diet, founder of LifeSpa.com
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Number of pages
304
Publication date
April 16, 2019
ISBN
9781615195435