The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 16 Apr 2019

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My self-care routine has been significantly lacking, and I want to start from a naturally derived path. I want something that makes sense for my life and my body.  Often when I'm working on changing my patterns, I push too hard at first. The Ayurvedic Self-care Handbook gave great ways to adjust your routine without pushing yourself over an edge.  It's a great place to start if you are looking for an Ayurvedic routine. The book is straight forward, provides a reasonable basis for each of the changes that it's asking for and it's got several steps to take. Each aspect of the book is positive and encouraging for anyone that wants to create a healthy lifestyle.
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A comprehensive handbook of Ayurvedic healing. Encourages proactive self-care through daily healing rituals that are accessible. The author offers detailed explanations of the three Doshas, typical challenges and how to support and heal the individual.

**I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review of this book.
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Sarah Kucera provides a is a strong overview of Ayurvedic practices. She makes it easy to implement it into your every day. This is a simple guide to get the knowledge of what Ayuvedic practices are, how to implement and learn to benefit.
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Ayurveda is considered the Yoga's sister science which is the study of the body. The book is an A to Z Reference book about Ayurveda and helpful for any Ayurvedic practitioner. Sarah introduces the origins and theory of this 5000 years practice. Then, Sarah explains the root of common life's discomforts based on the three types of Doshas. And finally, she shares meaningful rituals to add to our lives. The rituals are well explained and she shares useful advice to how incorporate them in our busy lives.  More over, she added a helpful glossaries about the plants, terminology and more practical information. 


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This book is very insightful, very informative, and easily digestible. I love that this book lays out ways to become healthier and offers very precise explanations and details of how to achieve that. This is a good intro book on the art of Ayurvedic philosophies and self-care. 
Thank you #NetGalley and #TheAyurvedicSelfCareHandbook for the ARC!
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The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook is insightful, inspiring, and one that I plan to turn to for guidance throughout the years to come. I graduated as a Registered Nurse from a traditional Bachelors of Science Nursing program at a University. In school I learned a lot of health and medical information but did not learn very much about Ayurvedic medicine as it is related to nature and not clinically based. However, it has always been something that fascinated me, and I have seen friends of mine benefit substantially from the practice. I went into this book with an open mind knowing that it would not always align with the medical instruction I received in school, but could be just as valuable in its own right. Thus, I wholeheartedly enjoyed gaining knowledge about Ayurvedic philosophies and exploring what I can implement in my life in order to experience optimal health and happiness. A wonderful element of this book is that is poses engaging “self-study” questions throughout the chapters that help the reader reflect on the information and create a deeper connection to the text. I recommend this book to anyone desiring to discover how to unlock an alternative realm of health promotion that focuses on nature and the individual person rather than mainstream practice. If you want to gain balance in life and feel good, then this book is for you.
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A Big thank you to Netgalley, Sarah Kucera, and The Experiment for the ARC of this fabulous handbook! 

Healing comes in many forms and what works for one will not always work for another, except when you get back to whole-body healing. The mind, body and emotional being has to be all in sync for our internal machines to work properly. The cogs and gears won’t maintain themselves. 

This wonderful book covers everything you would need to know to obtain the best health possible. Not only does it offer in-depth explanations but it does so in a way that helps you to understand every layer of Ayurvedic Healing.
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