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The Parent’s Complete Guide to Ayurveda: Principles, Practices, and Recipes for Happy, Healthy Kids

The Parent’s Complete Guide to Ayurveda: Principles, Practices, and Recipes for Happy, Healthy Kids

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.

Introduction

Part One: Understanding Ayurveda: An Overview

Chapter 1. Development of Mind-Body Consciousness in Children

Chapter 2. Understanding Your Child’s True Nature

Chapter 3. Supporting Childhood Immunity

Part Two: The Four Inputs: Food, Water, Breath, and Perception

Chapter 4. Food

Chapter 5. Water

Chapter 6. Breath

Chapter 7. Perception

Part Three: Daily Routines, Lifestyle Tools, and Everyday Care for Your Child

Chapter 8. Sleep

Chapter 9. Activity

Chapter 10. Daily Routines

Chapter 11. Yoga, Meditation, and Mantras for Kids

Part Four: Understanding and Managing Common Childhood Ailments and Disorders

Chapter 12. Health and Disease

Chapter 13. Mind-Related Disorders

Chapter 14. Digestive and Metabolic Disorders

Chapter 15. Respiratory Disorders

Chapter 16. Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Notes

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