Yoga teaches us to focus the mind.
Ayurveda keeps us healthy enough to do yoga.

Ayurvedic Products

Banyan Botanicals
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!

Kerala Ayurveda
This is my school’s ayurveda store and they offer only the safest, best quality herbs and oils, directly from the farms in Kerala.

This company brings herbs in directly from India and offers a larger variety of herbal formulas and oils.

Ayurvedic Rasayanas
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!

Mountain Rose Herbs
Beautiful selections of spices, herbs, peppers, salts, body care, teas.

Organic sugars, including palm sugar.

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.

Beltex Meats
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

Amour Cafe
1329 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, 84105


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
Community Grains – wheat flour and pasta, available locally at Liberty Fresh also
Organic Rice Flakes (Poha – White) (Amazon)


How to Breath
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.

Sanskrit Sounds
A variety of chant collections – sounds clips and words, translations are included. Chanting heals the mind.

Books & Movies

Ayurveda The Art of Being
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

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
by Michael Pollan

Great Introductions to Ayurveda

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies
by Vasant Lad

Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization
by Dr. David Frawley

Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
by Robert Svaboda

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
by Claudia Welsh


Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness
by Dr. David Frawley


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!