Here’s more on this episode:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ayurveda for Postpartum
Insiya goes over some Ayurvedic practices that serve for postpartum depression.
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.
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 dosha with this practice.
How to Balance the Prevalent Dosha in the World
Insiya speaks to some of the grounding, nourishing rituals to pacify Vata dosha, specifically as it’s the dosha we’re dealing with in the fall/winter months.