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Title:
Healthy happy sexy : ayurveda wisdom for modern women
Author:
Silcox, Katie.
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Edition:
First Atria Paperback/Beyond Words trade paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atria Paperback : Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2015.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy, Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we're talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible. Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women's health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now. Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781582704739
Format :
Book

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A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy , Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we're talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible.

Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women's health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now.

Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess.


Author Notes

Katie Silcox is a nationally recognized yoga teacher. Ayurvedic practitioner, writer for Yoga Journal, and senior teacher within the Tantric Sri-Vidya based Para Yoga lineage under Yogarupa Rod Stryke. Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, and one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" by Origin Magazine. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa based asana, and life Changing Tantic/Ayurvedic philosophy. Learn more at katiesilcoxyoga.com.


Table of Contents

Rod Stryker
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xix
Introduction: So, What the Heck Is Ayurveda?p. xxiii
Part I Philosophy
1 Aligning with Big Mamap. 5
2 The Four Glorious Goals of Lifep. 17
3 The Doshas and the Five Elementsp. 27
4 Your Soulful, Subtle Selfp. 45
Part II Healthy
5 Ayurvedic Nutrition and Your Doshap. 59
6 The Secret of Great Digestionp. 71
7 Food and the Emotionsp. 83
8 Setting Up a Living, Sexy Kitchenp. 95
Part III Happy
9 Glowing Goddess Routinesp. 111
10 Boost Radiance and Slow Agingp. 133
11 Exercise Like an Ayurveda Queenp. 145
12 Why Modern Gals Should Meditatep. 151
Part IV Sexy
13 Ayurveda Sexuality and Deep Female Vitalityp. 169
14 Tantra and Conscious Sexp. 181
15 Cultivating Sexual Energy from Withinp. 191
16 The Power of Your "Wombp. 203
In Closingp. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Appendix A Open-Secret Recipesp. 223
Appendix B Kitchen Pharmacy: Herbsp. 245
Appendix C Let's Have Wordsp. 257
Notesp. 267
Resourcesp. 273