The Parent's Complete Guide to Ayurveda
|Author||: Jayarajan Kodikannath|
|Publisher||: Shambhala Publications|
|Total Pages||: 257|
|Rating||: 4/5 (20 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: A comprehensive and user-friendly guidebook including over 50 Ayurvedic health and wellness practices for children, ages 3–16, with healing plans for common ailments—co-written by an Ayurveda specialist with over two decades of experience in pediatric health. The traditional holistic health system of Ayurveda offers a wealth of effective lifestyle advice and remedies for the whole family. The Parent’s Complete Guide to Ayurveda is an accessible primer to pediatric Ayurveda, with simple, commonsense dietary, herbal, and self-care practices to both address various ailments and promote vibrant health and well-being in children ages 3–16. Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, an Ayurvedic specialist, and Alyson Young Gregory, an Ayurvedic health counselor and educator, provide a wellness roadmap that parents can tailor to their children’s individual mind-body type, known as prakriti. This book first gives parents the tools to determine their child’s prakriti and then offers customized everyday diet and lifestyle guidelines based on traditional Ayurvedic principles for a healthy body and mind, including yoga, meditation, breathing practices, and daily wellness routines. The advice offered in this book includes: How to prevent and manage common ailments and disorders with diet and home remedies How to encourage healthy habits around sleep, diet, exercise, and screen time Easy-to-make tonics, teas, and soaks to alleviate a number of conditions, including tummy aches, stress, colds, insomnia, sluggishness, and dehydration Ayurvedic perspectives on digestive, metabolic, respiratory, and emotional disorders prevalent in children today And much more.