Sarah Kucera on Ayurveda + the Power of Rituals

 
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Do you have a fire burning within? Well, most likely you are a Pitta according to Ayurveda healers. Not sure what that means? Listen to find out!

Today’s guest, Sarah Kucera, DC, CAP, has been championing healthy practices professionally for over a decade, and personally for her whole life. A licensed chiropractor, certified Ayurvedic practitioner, registered yoga teacher and yoga therapist, and entrepreneur, she is the founder of Sage, a healing arts center and herbal apothecary in Kansas City, Missouri, where she combines these methods to help others find well-being.

In this episode, Sarah and I talk deeply about holistic health + healing. Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu system of medicine and one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems.

Sarah realizes the people who are the healthiest may not necessarily be eating right + exercising all the time; the healthiest people are ones with a consistent lifestyle.  

Plus, we learn how to bring more meaning into our lives each day through rituals based on our dosha and Sarah explains how nature is continuously intertwining with our menstrual cycles.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • All about today’s guest, Sarah Kucera [ 4:20 ]

  • What is Ayurveda? [ 6:30 ]

  • Sarah’s book, The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook [ 11:40 ]

  • Pitta rituals [ 16:00 ]

  • How to determine our dosha [ 25:35 ]

  • That for every illness, there is a story [ 35:00 ]

  • How to move through our chronic ailments [ 40:00 ]

  • Menstrual cycles are transitional phases [ 43:20 ]

  • How to begin understanding Ayurveda [ 48:50 ]

  • Why Sarah wrote her book for herself [ 50:30 ]

  • Sarah’s dosha [ 54:50 ]

Soul Shifting Quotes:

  • “We need to emphasize this idea of having a schedule for our lives.”

  • “Pittas love education; they want more! They have a hard time sitting still because it means they are not productive.”

  • “Look for your imbalance and consider that. How you feel in the now is the most important.”

  • “We are used to having illnesses be examined from a reductionist perspective.”

  • “When we look at food, we are looking at the digestive effects of the body.”

  • “I love coffee shops and bookstores because they provide solitude + inspiration.”

Links Mentioned:

Learn more about Sarah on her website: www.sarahkucera.com and be sure to follow her on Instagram: @sarah_kucera

Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom

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