These 10 new books are the kind that become fixtures in your kitchen and on your table, for years to come.
You’ll find seasonal health tips, recipes, lifestyle suggestions and nourishment from near and far. Stories of adventure for kids and adults, and on target relationship wisdom you’ve always wanted.
Our suggestion for year-round health? Nourish your senses with wholesome food and fresh air. Practice mindfulness and meditation to release tension and stress. And curl up with a good book. These new books for healthy living are perfect for yourself or a friend.
We’re in love with this book. “Sex, Love & Dharma” reveals all kinds of useful and practical wisdom to make all aspects of everyday living a total success.
From relationship matters to health and fitness secrets, Simon Chokoisky is a wise sage with ancient mastery applicable (and effective) today.
Know yourself, improve your relationships.
Monica Bloom uses wisdom, humor, and practicality to educate you on the basics of good health – proper digestion and a daily lifestyle of wellness.
Learn about your unique needs and body type with worksheets and questionnaires. Recipes, guidelines and all the fundamentals are included in this fun paperback!
“A fun, colorful workbook that offers a common sense approach to wellness for our ‘hyper-driven’ society.” – Denise Baron
An inspirational book for the yogi and nonyogi, “The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook” by Kate O’Donnell shows how delicious and simple seasonal eating can be. Learn how the environment and weather affects your body and appetite. Use the ‘foundational recipes’ throughout the year and modify them to match the seasons. Meal planning tips and self-care regimens are peppered throughout, with photography by Boston’s Cara Brostrom.
“In a world where so many of us survive on such little real nutrition, Ayurveda bids us make real food our friend. The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook lures us into the kitchen, where food may once again work its healing alchemy on us.”
– Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician, author of Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
According to Dr. Claudia Welch, the art of being a good doctor is just as important as being able to prescribe treatment for a patient’s ailments. Dr. Welch discusses the importance of a patient’s sensory experience within a practitioner’s office. The emotional connection between patient and doctor is important too!
Whether you practice holistic, Eastern, Western, or Integrative medicine, these principles are important for all medical providers to know and practice.
Brittany Barrett and Lisa Lesser created an adorable children’s book depicting the adventures of Kai and Nandini. Take your little one on a journey with Kai and Nandini as they discover the 5 elements of the universe and their qualities.
This sweet story is perfect for introducing children to the experiential science of Ayurveda and the 5 elements. The beautiful and colorful illustrations are drawn by Maggie Hurley.
Howard Beckman is a motivational speaker who shares his spiritual awakening in this memoir. Beckman brings the reader on a journey through his life as a teen who first became involved in drugs and later, an international drug smuggler. He served time in a Thai prison before being sentenced to federal detention in the US. Today Beckman is a leader, energetic healer, and motivational speaker.
“Tempting the Devil in the Name of God” gives you a bird’s eye view of Beckman’s walk to the gates of hell and back. During his travels, Beckman spent many years in India, where he learned and studied the practice of Ayurveda, which he still follows today. Yoga, clean eating, and Vedic Astrology were all part of his permanent inner transformation.
Ayurvedic practitioner Aparna Pattewar and international food entrepreneur Rupen Rao blend the holistic wisdom of Ayurveda with traditional Indian recipes in this vegetarian cookbook.
Learn about your body type (doshas) and the best diet for your type. Discover how mindful eating habits can affect the balance of the body, mind and consciousness. Indian vegetarian recipes for the new Ayurvedic cook!
A beautiful lifestyle and cookbook with great recipes. This is more than just another cookbook. “The Plant Power Way” acts almost as a school book, teaching a new way of life, how to navigate healthy food choices year round.
With 120 easy to prepare recipes and tips on how to maintain a plant based lifestyle, Julie Piatt and Rich Roll will have you wondering why you waited so long to change to a healthier lifestyle.
The simplest of the many Vedic fire ceremonies, agnihotra has the potential to bring healing to yourself and the world around you regardless of your denomination. Ellie Hadsell’s step-by-step instruction manual will teach you agnihotra easily.
“Agnihotra: Havan On Earth” also contains a supply list, observation journal and gorgeous photos. A must read for anyone wanting to create a positive space within and without, in harmony with the divine.
Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with
10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga
“Body Thrive” delivers 10 habits that have the power to change your life. You’ll learn 10 basic principles of Ayurveda in a way that allows for readers to begin new habits one step at a time. Eating a more nutritious, plant based diet, at better times during the day, participating in yoga, and beginning to focus on meditation are all part of Cate’s 10 steps to UpLevel-ing your life.
“When you live into the 10 habits, you will create an easeful and strong body, clear and sharp mind, dynamic relationships, and an unmistakable connection to spirit,” said Cate Stillman.
“Setbacks disappear with a strong clear intention, smaller steps, tracking, rewards, and conscious community. You will embed the habits of thrive.”
Photos courtesy of the Authors.
Denise Baron is a Lifestyle Expert and Ayurvedic Practitioner. She owns a public relations and business strategy agency in Philadelphia.