podcast ep 33: ayurveda’s nourishing practices with Mona Warner

Mona Warner is a yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic practitioner, and she's one of my favourite people on the planet. We talk about different designations in Ayurveda, how you can work with practitioners, approaches to diet and wellness, and Ayurveda's ability to support people going through intensive treatments.

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Ayurveda's nourishing practices with Mona Warner! Mona is a yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic practitioner, and she's one of my favourite people on the planet. We talk about different designations in Ayurveda, how you can work with practitioners, approaches to diet and wellness, and Ayurveda's ability to support people going through intensive treatments.

- The Ayurveda of dogs and puppies (not kidding – we briefly talk about this!)

- Why Kapha dosha (earth and water elements) govern early life, and not Vata (air and space elements)

- Pathology and its causes, including touching on cancer and the complexity of doshic-imbalance when it comes to pathology

- Who can help you in Ayurvedic consultations, and what the designations are and the difference in their scopes of practice

- How Ayurveda can support people undergoing cancer treatment, or similarly invasive, intense allopathic (“Western”) medicine treatments

- How yoga and Ayurveda dialogue and they’re ability to help us in self-realization and self-healing

- The disconnect between popular yoga diets and Ayurvedic recommendations

- Conserving our Ayurvedic opinions (brahmacharya) until people ask for our opinions

- Our experience of wellness is contrasted against the most suffering and the most joy we’ve ever had

- How often the feelings of wellness that are celebrated in our culture are not necessarily the nourishing practices for our biology

- And! how over-nourishment comes from a sense of depletion, because that’s our cultural modus operandi

- The relationship between yoga and eating disorders, and how we choose diets to exercise food restrictions

- How Ayurveda views vegetarianism and veganism, since it supports dominantly eating plants!

- The emotional “stuff” of food and sharing meals

- Exploring food sensitivities and if you actually have one or not, and developing tools to navigate sensitivities

- Supplements’ role in Ayurvedic wellness and working with an AP

- The importance of individualized wellness, and a sidenote about triphala (a three-fruit supplement)

- The new frontiers of Ayurveda, and what they can offer to local folk wisdom

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Mona Warner

Janati Yoga School

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