"Ali Cramer has not only created a resource on Ayurveda that is accessible and relevant to 21st century living, she has managed to do it while maintaining the authenticity and wisdom of this ancient Indian science. Modern Ayurveda is the perfect guide for dabblers and connoisseurs alike who want to learn how to use this powerful practice to bring balance, joy, and healing into their life."--Sarah Platt-Finger, Co-founder of ISHTA Yoga
"This is the book I've been waiting for! I can finally recommend this inspiring and approachable book to my clients and students wishing to explore Ayurveda. Ali's tips are fun, easy to follow, and based on her vast knowledge as New York's Ayurveda expert. A must-read for everyone wishing to live a more balanced life."--Dana Slamp, C-IAYT, Founder, Prema Yoga Institute, premayogainstitute.com
"Ali Cramer helps us experience the ancient theories of Ayurveda as invaluable guidance for self inquiry. Her thoughts on diet, fitness, and lifestyle are accessible, realistic, and easy to follow, and her book is here to show us how easy it is to comprehensively care for ourselves."--Elena Brower, bestselling author of Practice You
"Ali Cramer makes finding and staying in balance a fun daily adventure. You will want to climb into every corner of Modern Ayurveda and get your hands on every yummy recipe!"--Dana Flynn, Founder and Teacher of Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers
"Ali was one of my first teachers of yoga and guided me into my journey as a teacher. Ali's approach is honest, informed, and full of love. Her knowledge is deep and her heart is huge. All of this comes through her teaching of both yoga and Ayurveda and this book is a continuation of all the impact she makes on and off the mat, and through each person she connects with. If you're looking for a way to improve your health and overall well-being in the expert hands of someone who gets today's modern day struggles, look no further!"--Randi Zinn, founder of Beyond Mom and host of the Going Beyond podcast with Randi Zinn
Ancient wisdom for balancing busy modern lives.
Ayurveda is an ancient South Asian system of holistic health and wisdom that’s been practiced throughout the world for thousands of years. 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. Modern Ayurveda introduces you to the basics of the Ayurvedic way of eating and lifestyle choices, with everything from recipes and morning meditations to daily routines, personalized yoga practices, and more.
Every recommendation in this book is designed to make Ayurveda doable and accessible for busy people today. You will discover your dosha — the particular type of energy that governs your natural tendencies — and how to work with it for optimum well-being in body and mind.
Modern Ayurveda offers:
- An ever-evolving way of being—Build your own flexible program of complete self-care on a foundation of small actions.
- 7-day plans—Kickstart your journey into the Ayurveda way with a 1-week activity and eating plan for your dosha.
- What’s your type?—Take the test to find out whether your dosha type is Kapha (strong, honest, nurturing), Pitta (athletic, charismatic, authoritative), or Vata (willowy, spontaneous, visionary).
Ayurveda will empower you to make simple changes that fit easily into your everyday life.