Discovering Ayurveda: A Library Program and a Reading List


A holistic medical system that originated in India several thousand years ago, Ayurveda aims to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. It teaches us to live in harmony with the world around us by balancing our naturally-occurring physical and mental tendencies with the limitations of our lives. This balance is believed to lead to contentment and health and to help prevent illness.  On July 26 at 2pm, join Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. Aruna Raobeg, on this unique journey of self discovery using the concepts of Ayurveda, a sister science to Yoga, that will be exciting, revealing and transforming!   You will understand the concept central to Ayurveda called “Dosha”, which determines our characteristic qualities– why we behave in certain ways, have certain food cravings, mood swings, and energy levels, and also influences our career goals and passions. The session will reveal the different traits and attributes to look for in each dosha, help us determine our particular “dosha” and reveal how to optimize it with simple home remedies, diets and daily lifestyle tuneups.  After revealing how to identify your particular body type, and your individual constitution, you will be shown how to care for your positives or natural strengths and how to subdue the negative attributes. Come for a lively interactive two hour forum that will simplify this ancient Vedic science and help you rediscover yourself and recharge your mind and body. Here are some titles on Ayurveda available with your Library card that can help you gain a deeper insight  into this ancient system of holistic health and wisdom.   Ayurveda For Women : The Power Of Food As Medicine With Recipes For Health & Wellness by Emily L. Glaser The Ayurveda Solution To Type 2 Diabetes : A Clinically Proven Approach To Balance Blood Sugar In 12 Weeks by Jackie Christensen The Ayurvedic Guide To Fertility : A Natural Approach To Getting Pregnant by Heather Grzych Energetic Herbalism : A Guide To Sacred Plant Traditions Integrating Elements Of Vitalism, Ayurveda, And Chinese Medicine by Kat Maier Everyday Ayurveda Cooking For A Calm, Clear Mind : 100 Simple Sattvic Recipes by Kate O’Donnell Modern Ayurveda : Rituals, Recipes & Remedies For Balance by Ali Cramer The Everyday Ayurveda Guide To Self-Care : Rhythms, Routines, And Home Remedies For Natural Healing by Kate O’Donnell Little Bit Of Ayurveda : An Introduction To Ayurvedic Medicine by Deacon Carpenter Practical Ayurveda: Find Out Who You Are and What You Need to Bring Balance to Your Life by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre The Wisdom Of Healing: A Natural Mind Body Program for Optimal Wellness by Deepak Chopra & David Simon — Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian