Ayurvedic Perspective on Eating Disorders with Dr. Sujatha Kekada - 341
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
6d ago
Dr. Sujatha Kekada is the Head Physician and Co-Founder of AmrtaSiddhi Ayurvedic Clinic in Ubud, Bali and is a regular guest on the podcast. In this episode Colette discusses eating disorders with Dr. Sujatha and she shares the Ayurvedic perspective. They discuss the following: The eating and agni tendencies of vata, pitta and kapha dosha. What role does the mind and the mental gunas of rajas and tamas play in disordered eating. Why living a Sattvic life connected to Buddhi is important. The longterm physical and mental affect of eating disorders. The Ayurvedic protocol for treating disordere ..read more
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Tejas - Our Inner Radiance - 340
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
1w ago
Tejas is the subtle essence of the pitta dosha and agni, our digestive fire. It is considered to be part of the subtle body in Ayurveda which is the energetic field behind the physical body. The subtle body consists of the mind, the emotions and deep thought along with the subtle channels of the nadis, the chakras and the subtle energies of tejas, prana and ojas. In this episode Colette shares the Ayurvedic teachings on tejas and covers the following: The responsibilities of tejas. The fourteen qualities of tejas. The four disorders of tejas. Holistic tips on how to enhance tejas, preventing ..read more
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Ayurvedic Concept of Ojas - 338
Elements of Ayurveda
by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
3w ago
Ojas is our prime energy reserve, our vitality and our natural immunity. Optimal ojas is called ojas sara in Ayurveda and a person with ojas sara will have the following characteristics: Strong mental and physical strength Great endurance and plentiful reserves of energy All seven dhatus/tissues of the body will be healthy Strong immunity Loving, compassionate and empathetic disposition Contentment in life Creative mind and great mental clarity Glowing skin, eyes and shiny hair Great holistic health and longevity In this episode Colette shares how ojas is formed, the types of ojas, the disor ..read more
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Hormonal Health with Kate O'Donnell - 337
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
1M ago
Kate O’Donnell is a three-time bestselling author, a highly sought-after speaker and the founder of the Ayurvedic Living Institute where she has educated a generation of practitioners. Kate’s highly anticipated new book Everyday Ayurveda for Women's Health drops April 2024 and Colette discusses this book with Kate in this episode. They cover the following topics: Why Kate wrote this book and how she would like readers to use it. The Ayurvedic perspective on hormones. The effect of stress on our hormones. The importance of agni (digestion) for hormonal health. Recipes for enhancing digestion ..read more
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Ayurveda Q&A - Boosting Energy, Overeating & Stress Resilience - 336
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
1M ago
Colette answers the following questions from listeners: Lydia - I feel like my energy has been low the past few weeks and I’ve made an effort to get to bed earlier, however, I still feel so tired throughout my day. How do I boost my energy? Pamela - I know that living in tune with the Circadian rhythms is important in Ayurveda and I have been intentionally doing that for several months now but my bowel movements are still happening later in the day, is this a problem? Also, I have excess weight and I feel it’s due to overeating, can you give me some advice on how to stop overeating please ..read more
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Ayurvedic Guidelines for Managing Sexual Energy - 335
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
1M ago
Ayurveda considers brahmacharya (sexual energy and desires) to be one of the 3 pillars of health along with proper management of food (ahara) and sleep (nidra). According to Ayurveda sex is not limited to reproduction and pleasure but that the management and balance of sexual energy is vital for the flow of ojas. When ojas is plentiful it promotes mental and physical strength, endurance, strong immunity, healthy reproductive tissue, generous reserves of energy, compassion, love, empathy, creativity and contentment. Therefore, we need to be aware of the management and balance of sexual ene ..read more
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Linda's Physical and Emotional Ayurvedic Journey - 334
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
1M ago
Linda works as a body-oriented psychotherapist and specialises in developmental trauma. She recently discovered Ayurveda and decided to sign up for the Digestive Reset Cleanse as she felt her body/mind needed the reset. In this episode Colette chats with Linda about the following: Her work as a body-oriented psychotherapist. How she discovered Ayurveda. The consultation and cleanse experience. The shifts she experienced in her body and mind. How this cleanse has helped deepen her connection in her work.  * Thanks to Kerala Academy for sponsoring this episode. Courses are available for b ..read more
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Jwara - An Ayurvedic Understanding of Fever - 333
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
2M ago
Jwara translates to ‘that which torments’ and in the classical Ayurveda texts the description of jwara includes a variety of conditions which includes changes in body temperature, compromise of metabolic function, discolouration and aches. These symptoms can be correlated to fever and also be an indicator of inflammation in the body. Ayurveda shares some fascinating insights into jwara and this is what Colette shares in this episode: The causes of jwara. The eight different types of jwara. The six classifications of how jwara can affect the tissues of the body. Prakruta jwara vs. vaikruta jwa ..read more
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Carolann's Ayurvedic Reset Restore Renew Journey - 332
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
2M ago
Carolann was on a journey to calm her anxiety which was a result of increased stress in her life. She experienced restless mind, brain fog, sleep issues, low concentration, heated emotions and psoriasis. She had a strong belief in self-help and started researching ways to heal her body and mind. This is when she came across Ayurveda which led her to her Reset-Restore-Renew journey. In this episode Colette chats to Carolann about the following: Carolann's discovery of Ayurveda. The Reset-Restore-Renew experience. How Ayurveda helped her with self-acceptance. The intuitive mind vs. the rational ..read more
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Ayurvedic Tips for Cold, Flu and Stomach Bugs with Dr. Sujatha Kekada - 331
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by Colette Kent, Ayurvedic Practitioner
2M ago
Our regular guest, Dr. Sujatha Kekada is the Head Physician and Co-Founder of AmrtaSiddhi Ayurvedic Clinic in Ubud, Bali. In this episode Colette chats with Dr. Sujatha about common ailments that can occur during the change of seasons. They discuss the following: Why we are prone to sickness during the transition of the seasons. What's happening in the body when we get sick. The difference between cold and flu symptoms and their effect on the body. How we can prevent these ailments. Ayurvedic tips for treating cold, flu and stomach bugs. Check out Dr. Sujatha's website here.... amrtasid ..read more
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