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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 interviewed Ayurvedic Therapist and yoga instructor, Maria Garre, on the ways to better digestion and immunity through Ayurveda practices. 
More about our guest
Maria Garre’s Website: http://mariagarre.com/
Maria’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maria_garre_/
Watch the full episode: https://tinyurl.com/pwc-podcast
Visit Clara Roberts Oss Website: https://www.clararobertsoss.com/practice-with-clara-podcasts/
Music by Pete Wonder: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2VrPlfk05gv9KwCCM5She5

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Here’s more on this episode:
1:45 Introducing Ayurvedic Therapist, Maria Garre
Welcoming Maria Garre to the podcast with a few random questions to help our listeners get a feel for who she is.
11:45 What is Ayurveda?
Maria defines Ayurveda and what’s involved in bringing the body back to its optimal health.
13:25 Maria’s Discovery of Ayurveda
Maria shares how she came to Ayurveda and what she loves about this ancient practice.
15:58 How to Stay Healthy in COVID
Maria shares a few tactics to stay healthy and boost immunity during covid from Ayurveda practice.
21:15 The Toxins that Poison Society
Maria shares the various toxins (known as Ama in Ayurveda) and the ways they stress the body, especially during the time of COVID.
26:00 Greed; Where Coronavirus Comes From
Maria shares her perspective on coronavirus, where it stems from as humanity, and what we can do for ourselves to help.
29:49 Working with Human Greed
Maria shares how we as humans can work on greed with tips on meditation and self-reflection.
35:22 Cooking for Multiple Doshas
Maria shares how to accommodate all of the doshas at mealtime if you have a family or prepare meals for multiple people.
38:31 Pacifying Teas to Balance Each Dosha
Maria shares three unique herbal teas for each of the doshas—Vata, Pitta, Kapha—that pacify each and help address imbalances.
40:29 Ayurveda and Intermittent Fasting
Maria comments on the popular trend of intermittent fasting; how it affects the body, how it affects each of the doshas, and why one should do it according to Ayurveda.
47:10 Self Reflection and Shifts in Routine
Maria, Clara, and Stephanie answer what they’ve learned and how they’ve shifted in the past year given the current landscape with covid in how it relates to Ayurveda.