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Mindful Impact with Justin Francisco

Helping put you on the path to a deeper connection with yourself and your family. 

Jul 20, 2020

Susan Weis-Bohlen is an Ayurvedic consultant, Vedic counselor, meditation teacher and author of the Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide. She is the founder of Breathe Ayurveda and the owner of Susan’s Kitchen, a vegetarian and Ayurvedic cooking school in Reisterstown, Maryland.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Susan on,

[05.58] The principles and practices of Ayurveda. She sets out the fundamentals of the ancient Indian healing system which uses diet, herbal medicine, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and astrology to balance the mind and body.

[07.10] The five elements and the three doshas. Susan explains how the elements of space, air, water, fire, and earth which make up the universe are also found within our bodies, and correspond to the doshas, the Ayurvedic mind-body types.

[13.01] Living with the elements. In order to live in accordance with Ayurvedic principles, Susan recommends paying attention to the rhythms of nature and adjusting our diet and lifestyle according to the seasons.

[26.31]  The Ayurvedic diet. Susan reveals how she helps her clients to achieve better health by adjusting their diets to balance the six Ayurvedic tastes of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent.

[34.47] Dry brushing and Abhyanga massage. Justin and Susan discuss the health benefits of dry brushing and Susan describes Abhyanga, an Ayurvedic warm oil massage which helps to release toxins and protect the microbiome of the skin.

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