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Empowering you to take charge of your health and wellbeing! Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India and translates to ‘Wisdom of Life’. It is a holistic approach to healing the body and mind naturally, maintaining balance and preventing dis-ease. Ayurveda is a vast science, giving us guidelines on every aspect of our life, it's the manual to life that most of us never received! Colette, the host, will share the teachings of Ayurveda, along with her passion for health and wellness, nutrition, yoga, fitness, meditation, pranayama and much more. Always curious and ready to learn, she will be interviewing inspirational people along the way. Colette’s humble wish is to help people connect to their ‘true nature’, to Mother Nature and to each other.

Empowering you to take charge of your health and wellbeing! Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India and translates to ‘Wisdom of Life’. It is a holistic approach to healing the body and mind naturally, maintaining balance and preventing dis-ease. Ayurveda is a vast science, giving us guidelines on every aspect of our life, it's the manual to life that most of us never received! Colette, the host, will share the teachings of Ayurveda, along with her passion for health and wellness, nutrition, yoga, fitness, meditation, pranayama and much more. Always curious and ready to learn, she will be interviewing inspirational people along the way. Colette’s humble wish is to help people connect to their ‘true nature’, to Mother Nature and to each other.

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United States

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Empowering you to take charge of your health and wellbeing! Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India and translates to ‘Wisdom of Life’. It is a holistic approach to healing the body and mind naturally, maintaining balance and preventing dis-ease. Ayurveda is a vast science, giving us guidelines on every aspect of our life, it's the manual to life that most of us never received! Colette, the host, will share the teachings of Ayurveda, along with her passion for health and wellness, nutrition, yoga, fitness, meditation, pranayama and much more. Always curious and ready to learn, she will be interviewing inspirational people along the way. Colette’s humble wish is to help people connect to their ‘true nature’, to Mother Nature and to each other.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ayurveda and Mental Health with Mary Thompson - 206

10/21/2021
Ayurvedic educator, Mary Thompson returns to the podcast to discuss Ayurveda's teachings on mental health. October 10th is recognised as World Mental Health Day by the World Health Organisation. Mary and Colette discuss the following: excess of Rajas and Tamas create mental imbalances.Tips on how to maintain positive mental health. * Check out Mary's website marythompsonayurveda.com * Visit Colette's website elementshealingandwellbeing.com for Online consultationsPrivate at-home...

Duration:01:00:55

Q&A- Veganism, Plant-based Proteins and Ayurvedic Foot Massage - 205

10/14/2021
Colette takes questions from the Elements of Ayurveda community and answers the following questions: Colette's views on veganism. Plant-based diet, meat alternatives and the impact on planetary health. How the Ayurvedic community gets their protein while considering the health of the planet and themselves. Padabhyanga - the benefits of Ayurvedic foot massage. * Thanks to Kerala Ayurveda Academy for sponsoring this episode. Please visit visit Kerala Ayurveda to learn more. * Listen to...

Duration:00:25:36

Accessing the Wisdom of Your Conscience with Leonard Perlmutter - 204

10/7/2021
Leonard Perlmutter is the founder and director of the American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, NY and is the originator of National Conscience Month. In this episode Colette chats with Leonard about his new book, 'Your Conscience - the key to unlock limitless wisdom and creativity and solve all of life’s challenges.' They discuss the following: * Visit Leonard's American Meditation Institute website here americanmeditation.org * Purchase Leonard's book on...

Duration:01:02:27

Ayurvedic Cooking for Autumn with Divya Alter - 203

9/30/2021
Divya Alter is a certified nutritional consultant, educator, and co-founder of Bhagavat Life, the only Ayurvedic culinary school in Manhattan. She and her husband Prentiss also own Divya’s Kitchen, an Ayurvedic restaurant in Manhattan. Divya is the author of 'What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen.' In this episode, Colette and Divya discuss cooking for the Autumn season and they cover the following topics: How does the transition of the season affect our digestive...

Duration:01:00:18

Yoga Nidra with Tracee Stanley - 202

9/23/2021
Tracee Stanley focuses her teachings on honouring life as a ritual and she is devoted to Yoga Nidra, meditation, self-inquiry, nature as a teacher, and ancestor reverence. She is the author of Radiant Rest - Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity. Colette chats with Tracee about her book, Radiant Rest and they discuss the following: The origins of Yoga Nidra.Tracee's move from a high-stress career to teaching Yoga Nidra.How Yoga Nidra is a practice of dissolution.Preparing for...

Duration:00:50:00

Discovering Yantras with Sarah Tomlinson - 201

9/16/2021
Yantras are geometric symbols containing specific healing energy. Sarah Tomlinson is an internationally acclaimed Yantrika (Yantra teacher and practitioner) and she introduces us to the visual counterparts of mantras, which are Yantras. In this episode, Colette chats with Sarah about the following: * Thanks to Kerala Ayurveda Academy for sponsoring this episode. Please visit visit Kerala Ayurveda to learn more. * Visit Sarah's website sarahyantra.com to find her books, offerings and...

Duration:00:49:23

Planetary Health with Patrick Hentschel - 200

9/9/2021
Patrick Hentschel is an educator and activist on climate and environmental issues. In this episode, Patrick and I discuss the health of our planet. Ayurveda teaches us that we are a part of nature and therefore, planetary health should be considered an extension of our own health and wellbeing. We discuss the following: Patrick's corrections from show: I incorrectly stated that 50% of the world lives on $2 per day when in fact the statistic is closer to $5.50 per day. About 10% of the...

Duration:00:58:37

The Four Paths of Yoga - 199

9/2/2021
Yoga, the sister science of Ayurveda manifests itself as four major paths. Patanjali, the Indian sage who is believed to have authored the Yoga Sutras, derived the four paths of Yoga for further enlightenment of people. These four paths are like the branches of a tree with the roots deeply embedded in our inner self. Colette describes these four paths, which are: Bhakti YogaKarma YogaRaja YogaJnana Yoga Connecting with our true nature lies by connecting to these internal roots rather than...

Duration:00:18:44

Hashimoto's and Ayurveda with Dr. Sujatha Kekada - 198

8/26/2021
Dr. Sujatha Kekada is the lead Ayurvedic physician and co-founder of AmrtaSiddhi Ayurvedic Clinic in Bali. She returns to the podcast to discuss Hashimoto's, a condition where the body attacks it's own thyroid tissue. Unfortunately, the numbers of women developing thyroid disorders are very high, however, many may be experiencing the symptoms but are unaware that these symptoms are a result of a thyroid disorder. Dr. Sujatha and I discuss the following: * Contact Dr. Sujatha via...

Duration:00:42:15

The Mind, Chitta & Rituals with Dr. Nandan Lele - 197

8/19/2021
Dr Nandan Lele is the 3rd generation Ayurvedic physician in his paternal family, while 2nd generation in his maternal family. He has more than 17 years of clinical experience taking care of thousands of patients at 2 clinics in Pune, India and has travelled extensively all around the globe spreading the wisdom of Ayurveda. Dr. Nandan’s practice takes a holistic approach aimed at minimal use of medicines and maximum use of food and lifestyle modifications to restore health. Colette chats...

Duration:01:21:38

Celebrating 4 Years!!! - 196

8/12/2021
Celebrating 4 years of the Elements of Ayurveda podcast by chatting with members of the Elements community. Colette chats with Rushani from New Zealand, Sheerie from the U.S. and Anneka from the U.K. about their experiences with Ayurveda. Jennica from Hawaii and Vanessa from California join in this celebration by sending in their sentiments by voicemail. Thank YOU for listening to the podcast and for your support over the years. I truly appreciate you! Click here if you would like to...

Duration:00:58:47

Sovereign Self with Acharya Shunya - 195

8/5/2021
Acharya Shunya is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and scholar of nondual wisdom (Advaita) and an award-winning and classically-trained master of Yoga and Ayurveda. In her latest book, Sovereign Self, Acharya Shunya shares the wisdom of the Vedas, so that each of us may emancipate ourselves from restrictive belief systems and discover our true nature—that which is always whole, joyful, free, and ultimately sovereign. Colette chats with Acharya Shunya about the following: The...

Duration:00:53:17

The Balance of Attachment and Authenticity - 194

7/29/2021
Attachment is necessary for our survival at a young age and if our attachment needs are not met, we will adapt our behaviour to achieve that attachment and as a result suppress our authentic self which can lead to dis-ease, physically and mentally. Colette chats with Kundalini Yoga teacher, Joe Rich and Ayurvedic Doctor, Victor Briere on this topic and they discuss the following: Offers: reception@iiayurveda.comContact Victor for a free 15 min Jyotish Reading (provide your place and time...

Duration:01:00:03

Mindful Eating with Divya Alter - 193

7/22/2021
Divya Alter is an Ayurvedic chef, certified nutritional consultant, educator, and co-founder of Bhagavat Life, the only Ayurvedic culinary school in Manhattan. In this episode, Colette chats with Divya about mindful eating and meal portioning. They discuss the following: Establishing a mindful relationship with food.Why our body craves excess food.Meal portioning.Tips for mindful eating. * Thanks to Kerala Ayurveda Academy for sponsoring this episode. Please visit visit...

Duration:01:02:41

Ayurvedic Tips for Travel - 192

7/15/2021
Travel, whether it’s by car, train or plane will aggravate the mobile quality of Vata and can result in digestive issues like bloating, excessive gas and constipation. It can also cause dryness in the body, lower back discomfort and sleeping problems. In this episode, Colette shares many great tips from Ayurveda that can help you keep Vata balanced and prevent these aggravations. She discusses the following: What to pack in your carryon luggage.How to pacify Vata with drinks, food and...

Duration:00:31:45

Perfect Health and Habituation with Mary Thompson - 191

7/8/2021
Ayurvedic educator, Mary Thompson wrote a blog post titled Perfect Health ~ Aristotle and the Vedas in which she states the longer version of Greek philosopher, Aristotle's quote.. "Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Mary explains how this quote applies to the concept of perfect health and the daily habits or dinacharya taught in Ayurveda. Colette and Mary discuss the following: Ayurveda's description of perfect health.How perfect health is achieved by habituation.The steps to...

Duration:00:56:10

Ayurvedic Perspective on Water with Dr. Nandan Lele - 190

7/1/2021
Ayurvedic Doctor, Nandan Lele has more than 17 years of clinical experience taking care of thousands of patients at 2 clinics in Pune, India. He has also travelled extensively all around the globe during the last 17 years teaching Ayurveda. Dr. Nandan's practice is a holistic approach aimed at minimal use of medicines and maximum use of food and lifestyle modifications to restore health. Colette chats with Dr. Nandan about Ayurveda's insight on water and they discuss the...

Duration:01:16:54

Ayurveda and the Three Stages of Digestion - 189

6/24/2021
Colette discusses Ayurveda's teachings on gross digestion. Understanding these stages, the timing of each stage of digestion and the doshas involved can help you have clarity around any digestive issues you may be experiencing. The digestive process starts at the mouth and ends at the rectum and the whole process can take up to 6 hours or more. The timing of digestion depends on the strength of the digestive fire or agni, the individuals constitution and the type or qualities of food that...

Duration:00:21:12

A Soul Driven Life vs. A Life of Fear - 188

6/17/2021
This is the final episode in a trilogy of conversations Colette had with Kundalini Yoga teacher, Joe Rich and Ayurvedic Doctor, Victor Briere. In episode #186 they discussed 'Ending the Duality of the Masculine and Feminine' and in episode #187 they discussed 'Masculine/Feminine vs. Male/Female'. In this episode, they discuss living a life guided by your intuition, instead of an ego driven life of fear and anxiety. They discuss the following: Offers: reception@iiayurveda.comContact...

Duration:01:02:45

Masculine/Feminine vs. Male/Female - 187

6/10/2021
Kundalini Yoga teacher, Joe Rich and Ayurvedic Doctor, Victor Briere continue the conversation with Colette from episode #186 Ending the Duality of the Masculine and Feminine. In this episode they dive deeper into the masculine and feminine energies vs. the cultural norms we put on male/female roles. They discuss the following: Offers: reception@iiayurveda.comContact Victor for a free 15 min Prakruti Reading via email on reception@iiayurveda.com Visit the International Institute of...

Duration:00:55:46