Yoga teaches us to focus the mind.
Ayurveda keeps us healthy enough to do yoga.
I place orders regularly from many of these companies, so if you want to get in on group orders in Salt Lake City, please reach out to see what I have coming up.
This website offers most of the herbs, oils and ayurvedic products that you need to maintain health and live ayurvedically. Everything is organic. Be sure to get on their email list for tons of promos and savings!
This is my school’s ayurveda store and they offer only the safest, best quality herbs and oils, directly from the farms in Kerala.
Because I love beautiful design so much, these products not only shine in their quality and functionality, they are gorgeous! Check out Chandanni for skin care, ayurvedic nutritional supplements, cleanse products and gifts. Also offered are bundles and gift packages if you like to try a collection of products. Great company and a beautiful visionary behind the scenes, you will fall in love. My favorite purchase is the Immaculate Rose Bundle.
This company brings herbs in directly from India and offers a larger variety of herbal formulas and oils.
Seva Ayurveda – Ghee Candles
Use ghee candles for trataka and meditation. Builds tejas, strengthening the eyes. Plus they are completely natural, no chemicals or preservatives. You could practically eat them! (although we don’t recommend it)
Every ayurvedic treatment plan ends with rasayana to nourish and heal the tissues weakened during the imbalance.
Lotus Blooming Herbs
Delightful chyavanprash – a rasayana (rejuvenator), strong immunity and great for your vitamins! And honestly, this stuff is like divine candy in a jar. You will look forward to eating it every day!
Mountain Rose Herbs
Beautiful selections of spices, herbs, peppers, salts, body care, teas.
Traditional Ayurvedic Treatments
Seva Ayurveda • Provo UT
Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Svedena, Garshana, Dough Basti, PanchaKarma Cleanses, Bliss Treatments
Education and Development
As a TM’er myself, I can’t recommend meditation enough. Yoga is the practice of meditation. Meditation is yoga. This is worth the investment. If you can’t afford it, they will help you. Please, just go see Marc Stephens in Utah and get started! This is the greatest gift you could give yourself.
The School of Practical Philosophy
This school is the real deal if you seek something greater. If you are curious about the world, the universe and everything beyond, the school offers programs in practical philosophy, anchored mostly in vedic philosophy. You’ll encounter the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, Upanishads and a variety of other sources like Socrates, Shakespeare and more! The bottom line is that you will share time together with good company, discussing important matters. You will gain so many tools for peace and happiness in your life. I have been studying with the school since 2008 and I will probably be a lifelong student.
www.azphilosophy.org and www.philosophyworks.org
Markets & Grocery
Liberty Heights Fresh
1290 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105
Amazing breads, fine quality foods – produce, dairy, eggs, meats, pastas, sauces, jams, treats, and more. Top of the line grocery items.
Pure Indian Foods
Organic spices, oils, sugars and many other hard-to-find groceries that we love to use in Ayurveda. Get your hing, ghee, kitchery kits, CCF tea, rose petal jam, teas, curry leaves, rock sugar, poha, millet (unprocessed available), and so many other great things to try!
511 E Harvey Milk Blvd (900 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Butcher, fine meats and…dog food! Yes, feed your dogs real farm fresh meat prepared just for them.
Eats & Drinks in SLC
Amazing coffees and lattes! Also great snacks, lunches. You really need to try the Amour jams. Lots of exquisite flavors, and all local. I send these as gifts all the time.
1329 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, 84105
The best teas – local, ayurvedic, medicinal and lots of fancy blends! For sure try the Oh my oolong. It is the best I have ever ever tasted. I usually get it latte style. I buy a lot of gifts here as well. They carry local Utah teas too!
401 E 900 S Unit B, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Flourish Bakery – bakery made with love, breads are organic and the rest is absolutely amazing!
Amour Spreads – jams and spreads
Red Bicycle Breadworks – bread and pizza
We Olive – olive oils and balsamic vinegars
Wholesome – Organic sugars, including palm sugar
Community Grains – wheat flour and pasta, available locally at Liberty Fresh also
Organic Rice Flakes (Poha – White) (Amazon)
How to Breathe
An important video to learn about the magic of breathing.
How to do Diaphragmatic Breathing
Learn how to begin a breath practice. This is a great practice, any time of day. I would recommend doing it in the morning and in the evening before bed. If you have a sandbag, place it on your belly as you progress.
Ujjayi (Yogic) Breathing
Learn how to do ujjayi breathing, either sitting or during your yoga practice.
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Learn this balancing breathing practice for calming the mind and body systems.
Watch the Ashtanga A & B Surya Namaskaras
Honor the generosity of the sun as you move, breathe and open up the body. Almost everyone should start their day with a few of these, it does the body, mind and soul good!
A variety of chant collections – sounds clips and words, translations are included. Chanting is one of the most powerful ways to heal the mind.
Books & Movies
Ayurveda – Art of Being
This inspiring movie made in India about the authentic practice of ayurveda is a feature-length movie
(1 hour and 45 minutes long), covering the beauty of the ancient practice that is quickly joining western health care. (view on YouTube for free)
Western Books that Support an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Great Introductions to Ayurveda
Everyone should have a collection of ayurvedic cookbooks! Remember not to worry so much about doshas when cooking if you’re balanced and healthy. Variety is the spice of life.
If you could only buy one cookbook, this is the one! It has all of the traditional ayurvedic recipes, as well as some amazing other ideas for cooking healthy, tasty, fresh foods. This will inspire you to get in the kitchen and have a blast doing it!
Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind: 100 Simple Sattvic Recipes
The easiest cookbook to begin your ayurvedic adventure in the kitchen:
Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles
by Amadea Morningstar
A great cookbook and resource to have in the ayurvedic kitchen:
The Ayurvedic Cookbook
by Amadea Morningstar
If you want to dive into some Indian cooking and interesting new ingredients:
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing
by Vasant Lad
This is a great resource for using spices and herbs but can be a little more advanced:
The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine
by David Frawley
Home & Garden
Molekule – This is an amazing air filter – I have one in my home and run it all the time. It kills viruses, cleans out allergens, dust and pet hair, and it looks super cool! It’s pricy, but they have a payment plan that makes it totally doable. Great for Salt Lake City inversions!
Kohler Aquifer Double Cartridge Water Filtration System – This is the best price you’ll find on this water filter system and the replacement cartridges. My brother is super savvy in water filtration and recommended this one for me…granted he works for Kohler, he runs their community water filtration side biz and gets filters out to the rest of the world who desperately need them. This filtration system works great in the kitchen and just hooks up to the cold water which is what you’ll be using for cooking and drinking. It doesn’t waste as much water as a reverse osmosis system does and is easy to install and maintain. Not that I installed it…I did ask friends for help!
Listen to podcasts and stories that tap into ancient ayurveda and yoga philosophy, but with a modern twist!
Embracing Habit With Meghan O’Gieblyn
RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio (KUER 90.1)
Jan 7, 2022
Creating a daily routine is considered gold in ayurvedic practices. Learn about the benefits of a sturdy routine from a modern point of view. I couldn’t help but think of my ashtanga practice while listening, as we practice the same sequence of poses every time. I have experienced many of the secret benefits that have come from such a “mundane” practice.
Listen to the podcast on RadioWest / NPR on the importance of daily routine.
Listen to the podcast on Harper’s Magazine, which is referenced in the above podcast.
The ‘Great Animal Orchestra’ brings the wild rumpus of nature to art museums
Bernie Krause, creator of the experiential The Great Animal Orchestra, “sound art” exhibit at the Peabody Essex museum in Salem, Mass. This article taps into the importance of sound, especially the sound of nature, for the well-being of our human souls. Mr. Krause was also prominent in bringing synthesizer music to bands like The Doors, the Byrds and the Monkees, so he is a cool dude who also happens to dig nature.
Listen to the event promo on NPR which includes all the cool background I mentioned above.