Teacher and healer Acharya Shunya explains the science, tradition, and practice of Ayurveda. I loved the stories passed down from Baba, the author’s grandfather. And who could resist the recipes for body scrubs and facial cleansers! Here’s a description of the book and its wisdom:
Ayurveda is founded on the belief that true health is everyone’s birthright—and that each of us is a self-healing entity who can use nature’s abundance to restore and renew ourselves.
Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom is a breakthrough book for yoga practitioners, spiritual seekers, and anyone ready to learn a “doable” approach to this time-tested art and science of health and well-being. Internationally renowned for her ability to make Ayurveda accessible and practical for Western audiences, Acharya Shunya presents a narrative-based guidebook that meticulously covers the how-to’s of morning and evening self-care, daily contemplations, self-massage and skin care, cooking (including recipes), beauty rituals, and more.
“To rid ourselves of the suffering that afflicts the body, mind, and soul, what we need is an affirmative knowledge of life and how to live it in alignment with nature,” writes Acharya Shunya. Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom opens the gates to this profound knowledge.
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Meet the Author: Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher, ordained lineage holder, and authoritative scholar of the Vedic Sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta.
“Acharya” is a customary title earned from traditional schooling in India and meaning “a master spiritual teacher who teaches not only by word, but through role modeling,” which Shunya earned after 14 years of study. Described by her students as a truth teller and an awakener of health and spiritual consciousness, she is known for her embodied wisdom, impassioned knowledge, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching.
In 2007, Acharya Shunya founded Vedika Global, a spiritual foundation in northern California, with a wisdom school, illuminating the sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta. Here, Shunya leads regular satsanghas, where she expounds upon rare spiritual insights and the non-dual meditation tradition from Vedic and Upanishadic scriptures as well as awakening spiritual practices.
Acharya Shunya personally mentors and supports Vedika graduates who are teaching Ayurveda lifestyle courses at Stanford University’s Health Improvement Program and in schools in Coimbatore, India. She also supports graduates leading Ayurveda staff trainings in California probation departments.
In 2015, Shunya was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda” by Spirituality & Health magazine.