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My Thoughts On "Idiot's Guide Ayurveda"

I have been meaning to sit and write my thoughts on this for several weeks now. I recently read the book, Idiot’s Guide Ayurveda by Sahara Rose Ketabi. I asked my Instagram followers if anyone would want me to or be interested in my writing my thoughts on it in a blog post. Amazingly, some people said yes! So, here I am, doing just that! Before I get into my review and thoughts on it, if you’re interested in checking it out yourself, here is a link to the book on amazon! I would also like to quickly add, I am not affiliated with the book or Sahara Rose in anyway. Now that I have gotten that out of the way, I will tell you my thoughts on it!

In case any of you reading this are unfamiliar with the term “ayurveda” I will explain that quickly. Ayurveda is one of the earliest and oldest practices of medicine. It is an ancient form of medicine and the term ayurveda is a Sanskrit term that translates to, “ayur” meaning “life” and “Veda” meaning “knowledge.” So ayurveda put together translates to “Life knowledge.” In the book, Idiots Guide Ayurveda, by Sahara Rose, she breaks down several components and basics of Ayurveda in a simple to understand format. She had the Foreword of her book written by none other than Deepak Chopra who is one of the leading doctors, speakers, and influencers in the Ayurveda/Holistic Wellness world. While reading the book you are introduced to several concepts, one of which being the concept of Doshas. A dosha is a mind body type. There are three main types, which are Kapha, Vitta, and Pitta. Most individuals are dominant in one or the other, some people have two main ones, and on rare occasions some individuals can be tridoshic. Meaning all three of the doshas have an equal balance and there is not an obvious dosha that is more dominant. I really enjoyed how Sahara broke all the chapters and sections down. I couldn’t stop reading it once I started. I finished the book in a week’s time! Haha! But if you’ve ever been interested in or curious about ayurveda or holistic wellness I would recommend her book as a starting point. She gives recipe ideas, self-care ritual suggestions per dosha, and more!

If you choose to check this book out for yourself, go in with an open mind and with curiosity more than anything. Some of you, if you choose to read it, may even find that you might do some ayurvedic self-care rituals already! It’s a great book to get an inside look too on how you can use everyday foods to help treat issues you may deal with in a more “natural” and “Holistic” way. As someone who grew up in and out of doctors’ offices her whole life, I have over the years had a growing interest in topics like this. I also just find it interesting to hear about old ways of doing things and especially if they’re still used today in one way or another. I would love to know if any of you decide to give this book a read or if any of you have already read this book before, and if so, what you thought of it! I hope you have a great week ahead and I can’t wait to see you again soon! Let me know in the comments below if there are any topics you’d like to hear more about or if there is any content, you’d like to see more of! Any feedback is appreciated! I love you all so much and I am sending love and hugs to all who read this!

Best wishes,

The Inspiring Hummingbird!

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