Ancient Healing for a Modern World:
an Award-Winning Wellness Gift Book
Discover how the inspired lifestyle teachings of Ayurveda can transform your everyday life. A recipient of the prestigious 2017 Silver Nautilus Book Award in Health & Healing and the 2017 Foreword INDIES Gold Book Award for Body, Mind and Spirit, this book offers 108 accessible practices from the Ayurvedic pantheon to help you achieve optimal digestion, improve sleep, diminish stress, and find inner balance. These practices make it possible for you to reclaim, maintain and enhance your health at all levels, on any budget, with any kind of schedule.
The Ayurveda Way presents Ayurveda’s paradigm-shifting holistic health perspective in a way that’s intuitive and easy to follow, allowing even beginners to find it simple to use this time-tested wisdom to awaken to your naturally healthy mind and body.
36 practices promote healthy eating, gentle digestion, and radiant natural beauty.
Ayurveda teaches that food, digestion, and even physical beauty are all key components of health.
1 Eat warm, cooked, gently oiled foods.
To kindle the digestive system and help food travel smoothly through the body.
12 Sleep like a baby with spiced milk.
To give your mind a wonderful feeling of clarity, balance, and peacefulness.
19 Cook with love.
Since your emotions and intentions are transmitted into your food.
34 Oil your hair.
To enhance blood circulation and help drive away stress.
25 practices foster a positive mental and emotional state.
Ayurveda teaches that how anything is done — including eating — can be just as powerful as what is being done.
39 Sit in Thunderbolt Pose after meals.
To support digestion and counterbalance hyperacidity, indigestion, and constipation.
49 Light a lamp.
To epitomize the victory of the light of knowledge over the darkness of negative thinking, addictions, destructive habits, and excess emotional reactions.
51 Do something of service, without strings attached.
Because by helping someone else, we automatically become filled with joy.
57 Let go of shame.
And instead channel that energy into healthier feelings of remorse to fuel you toward acting for your own good.
23 practices develop deeper spiritual connections and personal inspiration.
Ayurveda teaches that loving others begins with loving yourself.
64 Give yourself the gift of silence.
To hear the sound of the spiritual and occupy the space in which your own wisdom can flower.
69 Reclaim your inner power in Cobra Pose.
To channel the strength necessary to thrive on the challenging path toward spiritual awakening.
71 Go outside.
To absorb nature’s medicine and learn to yield gracefully to change.
75 Create a personal sanctuary space in your home.
To connect your spirit to the people, places, and things that are personally meaningful to you.
81 Let go of negative thoughts and emotions with a special water practice.
To visualize navigating personal transitions and letting go.
What People Are Saying
“If you want to change the world, this is the book for you because change starts with ourselves. These 108 steps are simple, clear, and doable. This liberated ancient wisdom illuminates the path with clarity and light.”
- Susan Davis, co-author of Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs, founder and former CEO of BRAC USA
“An enlightening and beautifully written book on how to live a balanced life. It’s the perfect gift to type A people like me who think they’re too cool for healthy living.”
- Trabian Shorters, New York Times bestselling co-author of REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding and founding CEO of the 40,000 member BMe Community
“An honest window into Ayurvedic traditions, providing simple, powerful, and effective strategies to choose health.”
- Lara Galinsky, author of Work on Purpose and Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact
Meet the Author
ANANTA RIPA AJMERA is committed to making Ayurveda understandable and applicable to a diverse, modern audience. She serves as Director of Ayurveda at THE WELL, a modern wellness club in New York City that brings together world-class doctors and master healers for a more balanced you. Ananta teaches at Ayurveda and yoga conferences, offers spiritual counseling and presents Ayurvedic health improvement, stress management, yoga and meditation sessions for corporate clients including IBM, ABC News, Stanford University, and California probation departments. Ananta deeply studied Ayurveda in a traditional Vedic spiritual lineage for 9 years. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Reader's Digest, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, and The Huffington Post.
The Ayurveda Way is available wherever books are sold.