Ayurveda Life School Podcast podcast

Ayurveda Life School Podcast

Heather Johnson

The Ayurveda Life School podcast explores wellness and health through the ancient 5,000 year old wisdom of Ayurveda-but we make it work for you today! Learn to make practical changes to your lifestyle, diet, exercise, thoughts, and emotions to connect mind-body and lead you on your pathway to perfect health. Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Heather Johnson, the host, will share the life-changing teachings of Ayurveda and give you techniques to make Ayurveda a natural part of your daily life as you journey to better health and peace, and you don't need to travel to India to do it! Peace, wholeness, and a life of dynamic energy can be yours through Ayurveda. 

136 Episódios

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    Episode 135: Ep #135: The Colon-Bone Health Connection

    15:25

    Did you know that the health of your colon has a direct correlation to the health of your bones?In this episode we explore that connection to greater understand how the colon operates and how that is connected to the bone health. In this episode you will learn: The role is of the colon in digestion Which dosha is dominant in each stage of digestion How the membranes of the colon and the bone are connected What the impact of mineral absorption has on your bones Ayurvedic remedies to heal the colon and the bones And more... Haven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the self-paced 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 134: Ep #134 Protecting Your Digestion During the Holidays

    15:18

    That special time of year is here--where many of us eat too much, stay up too late and completely wreck our schedules. Many of you who have followed the show for awhile know that I don't believe in 100% perfection in living Ayurveda. But I do believe we have a responsibility to your bodies to protect them from outside forces that will lead to imbalance--even when that outside force shows up in the well-meaning Aunt and the sugary sweet potato dish!In this weeks episode you will learn: The habits to focus on the most during the holidays Herbs to take before your meal to aid agni Lassi recipe to drink after that big holiday meal The importance of gratitude Haven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 133: Ep #133: Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder with Ayurveda

    24:16

    It's that time of year again. And I don't just mean the holidays. But this time of year is often a trigger for many who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or even mild symptoms of seasonal depression. While you may have turned to western pharmaceuticals in the past, there are answers to be found in the simple teachings of Ayurveda. In this episode you will learn: Which doshas are involved in S.A.D. The energetics to bring into your routines to ease symptoms Foods and routines around meals for S.A.D. Herbs that can help the mind and emotions during this time The connection between the circadian rhythms and S.A.D. Breath practices for healing Yoga practices for balance S.A.D. can be a very isolating and difficult thing to struggle with. And whether you have been diagnosed with this disorder, or just have a hard time staying cheerful and positive through the long winter months, this episode and the tips shared here will help you find balance and even joy this winter. Haven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 132: Ep #132: The Right Way to Drink Water

    21:06

    Did you know it takes 60% of your energy to digest your food each day?And did you know that water has to be digested as well? When you drink water it doesn't automatically enter your cells to nourish you body. Depending on the type of water you are drinking, when you drink and how much you drink you will either be hydrating or dehydrating your body with every cup. In this episode I discuss the different ways you can bring water into your life for more hydration and better digestion. Haven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 131: Ep #131: Connecting the Mind and Body with Kristen Kauke

    40:30

    The mind and body are often at odds with one another, but as we learn to integrate the two using the modalities of Clinical Counseling, Yoga and Ayurveda we can truly become united in mind and body and achieve greater health. In this week's episode, we discuss the disconnect many of us feel between mind and body and the tools we can use to gain that integration again. Especially as we move through this pandemic, focusing on mental health is vital and in this episode we share tools to assist you in managing anxiety and stress for greater emotional balance. We also bust the perfection myth and explain why something as simple as breathing can impact your emotions and mind at powerful levels. My guest this week is Kristen Kauke. Kristen is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher,  has her Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Including the powerful work of clinical therapy in her Ayurvedic treatments, Kristen focuses on emotional and mental health and treats patients from her practice, Wellness Within of Fox Valley in St Charles Illinois. Haven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 130: Ep #130: Developing Your Intuition-A Conversation with Tina Zion

    44:16

    You are the creator of your own life and by learning how to develop the power of intuition and manage your emotions you are able to create a life that is led by your highest self and full of light. in this week's episode I had a conversation with Tina Zion, author of the new book 'Be Your Own Medical Intuitive.'  Tina is an intuitive medium, a Reiki Master and expert in medical intuition. In this episode you will learn:What is intuition?How to know if what you are receiving is intuition-Notice the Pop of inspirationInterpreting subtle signals all around usHow emotion impacts our body and mind and how that intersects with the doshasThe power of energy, or prana, and how to recognize and use this in our everyday lifeThe power of making direct clear requests of the universeWhy you need to Stop Now and Notice Yourself with FascinationMeditation's role in intuitionIntuition, or tapping into your highest self, is available to all people. The more we slow down, listen, pay attention to subtle cues and allow intuition a place in our consciousness, the more alive, vibrant and full of purpose our lives can be. To learn more about Tina Zion and her work, visit www.tinazion.com. You can purchase her new book 'Be Your Own Medical Intuitive' on Amazon or other online retailers. https://www.amazon.com/Your-Own-Medical-Intuitive-Intuition/dp/1608082598/ref=sr_1_3?crid=N1F39QCH8NGM&dchild=1&keywords=be+your+own+medical+intuitive&qid=1632844683&sprefix=be+your+own+medical+%2Caps%2C207&sr=8-3Haven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 129: Ep #129: Simple Remedies for Bloating

    27:44

    Bloating-excess gas in the digestive tract-can be painful and a real problem when trying to eat healthy. Often we don't understand why we are bloating, or think we can't control it no matter what we eat. In this episode we discuss the three types of bloating, the causes and symptoms of each, and how to start to alleviate this excess air from our bodies for good. You will learn simple herbs you can add into your diet, lifestyle habits as well as practices specific to each type of bloating. You will also learn when you should head to a western doctor for more serious infections and treatment. You don't have to feel tired, heavy, bloated and gassy after meals. Follow these strategies and you will see improvements in your digestion right away. And while you are focusing on your digestion, now is the PERFECT time to join the Fall Ayurveda Cleanse is coming up October 11th. Last chance to register is today-October 11th. Register now at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/seasonalcleanseHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 128: Ep #128: You Are What you Digest: How to form Healthy Body Tissues

    31:37

    Get ready to learn, because in this episode we take a step into the mind of the ancient Rishi's to view their understanding of digestion, Agni, and the formation of body tissues. This week you will learn:The 4 types of Angi and how to know which one applies to youThe 13 Agni's (digestive fires), where they are located and how they play a role in forming healthy tissueHow the doshas impact the formation of tissueDrayva Guna of foods (the qualities of food)The tastes best for each doshaThe potency (warm-cool) of foods Long term impact or post digestive effect of foods (Vipaka)You will also be given an assignment to first identify your dosha, identify your imbalanced dosha, choose the tastes that will balance that dosha and start to make a bigger effort with your behaviors around eating. Focusing on just this one aspect of Ayurveda-digestion-will make the difference between health and disease. And while you are focusing on your digestion, now is the PERFECT time to join the Fall Ayurveda Cleanse is coming up October 11th. Register now at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/seasonalcleanseHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 127: Ep #127: Digestion- the Foundation of Good Health

    27:34

    Digestion is the #1 most important aspect of creating good health. Without proper digestion, you will never truly live up to your health potential. No matter the disease or illness a person is facing, the key the healing begins with digestion and creating stable Agni and Vata. In this episode we go back to the foundations of digestion and discuss Agni and it's qualities. We look at what increases Agni and what weakens Agni as well as bust the belief that it's desirable to have an unlimited appetite without gaining weight. We discuss the connection between Agni and vata dosha and how important the air element is to healthy digestive fire. And we lay the foundation for the future digestion series of podcasts. The episode concludes with a challenge to help get in better touch with your digestive fire. As a gift to my listeners, I'm hosting a FREE workshop on zoom Thursday September 30th at 12pm MT -- 3 Secrets to Healthy Digestive and a Happy Gut. Register at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/webinarAnd the Fall Ayurveda Cleanse is coming up October 11th. Register now at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/seasonalcleanseHaven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.
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    Episode 126: Ep #126: Cleansing, Fall and Emotional Release with Janelle Nielsen

    38:55

    The leaves are starting to fall, the air is becoming crisp and autumn time is just around the corner for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. The transition from summer to fall is a sacred experience, and one that requires attention, focus and mindfulness to ensure that you maintain health and wellness throughout this upcoming year. In this weeks episode I chat with Janelle Nielsen, a student of Ayurveda and past Ayurveda Life School cleanser about her experience with an Ayurveda seasonal cleanse and how it has impacted her life and health. We also discuss the importance of acceptance, emotional release and setting intentions based upon a desired emotion. If you are feeling that pull to clear out your body and mind of the stuck energy, emotions, and maybe even a few extra pounds, joining the fall Ayurveda Life School cleanse that begins October 12th would support those goals. Learn more in this week's episode. Haven't gotten your FREE Ayurveda Starter Kit with tongue scraper and mala beads? Order yours at https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/freestarterkitReady to put your habits into practice? Join the 28 Day Immersion and see your life change. https://ayurvedalifeschool.com/ayurvedaimmersionConnect with me online:https://ayurvedalifeschool.comSocial Media:Ayurveda Life SchoolNamaste.

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