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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast where Clara and Stephanie discuss philosophy, yoga, and all things related to the practice. In this episode, we interview yoga teacher and Ayurveda Counselor, Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, on how to eat and create rituals around Ayurvedic practices.

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More about our guest:

Insiya’s Website: http://www.yogue.ca/about/about-insiya/

Insiya’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogue8/

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Here’s more on this episode:

1:35

Getting to Know Insiya Rasiwala-Finn

Insiya joined us on the podcast to share her story of how she came to Ayurveda and how she brings beauty and ritual into her life.

11:10

What is Ayurveda, How Does it Help Us Heal?

Insiya shares how Ayurveda has helped her learn more about herself in how she interacts with the world and compares the Western approach to Ayurveda versus India’s traditional approach.

16:00

Insiya’s History and Introduction to Ayurveda

Insiya shares her history with Ayurveda that dates back to childhood where she grew up in India watching her mother and grandmother cook, and the profound effect of food on our physiology and psychology.

20:50

Comfort Food versus Nourishment

Insiya shares the difference between North American comfort food versus the traditional dishes served by each culture and the power and nourishment that comes through tradition and eating and preparing meals when we’re happy.

30:40

Ayurveda for Postpartum

Insiya goes over some Ayurvedic practices that serve for postpartum depression.

40:40

The Ayurvedic Practices to Live By

Insiya shares the power of Ayurveda in optimizing overall health and strengthening the aura as a form of immunity, and some of the practices she does each day.

48:21

How and Why to do Abhyanga Treatment

Insiya shares how and why one would do an Abhyanga oil exfoliation treatment and how to balance each of the doshas with this practice.

56:18

How to Balance the Prevalent Dosha in the World

Insiya speaks to some of the grounding, nourishing rituals to pacify Vata dosha, specifically, as its the dosha we’re dealing with in the fall/winter months.