Elements of Ayurveda Podcast

Elements of Ayurveda Podcast

The Elements of Ayurveda Podcast empowers you to take charge of your health and wellbeing! Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India and translates to ‘Wisdom of Life’. Ayurveda teaches us how to live in tune with nature and our unique mind/body type in order to maintain balance and prevent dis-ease. It's a vast science, giving us guidelines on every aspect of our life. Ayurveda is the manual to life that most of us never received! Connect with Colette on her website elementshealingandwellbeing.


May 16, 2024 15 mins

Tejas is the subtle essence of the pitta dosha and agni, our digestive fire. It is considered to be part of the subtle body in Ayurveda which is the energetic field behind the physical body. The subtle body consists of the mind, the emotions and deep thought along with the subtle channels of the nadis, the chakras and the subtle energies of tejas, prana and ojas.

In this episode Colette shares the Ayurve...

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Dhyana Masla was born to a family of Bhakti yoga practitioners, with the practices and teachings of Ayurveda woven seamlessly throughout her life. She’s the author of Ayurveda Mama: A Comprehensive Guide to Preparing for Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum. Colette chats with Dhyana about her new book and they discuss the following:

  • Dhyana's journey to motherhood and writing her book.
  • A...
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May 2, 2024 20 mins

Ojas is our prime energy reserve, our vitality and our natural immunity. Optimal ojas is called ojas sara in Ayurveda and a person with ojas sara will have the following characteristics:

  • Strong mental and physical strength
  • Great endurance and plentiful reserves of energy
  • All seven dhatus/tissues of the body will be healthy
  • Strong immunity
  • ...
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Kate O’Donnell is a three-time bestselling author, a highly sought-after speaker and the founder of the Ayurvedic Living Institute where she has educated a generation of practitioners. Kate’s highly anticipated new book Everyday Ayurveda for Women's Health drops April 2024 and Colette discusses this book with Kate in this episode. They cover the following topics:

  • Why Kate wrote this book and how sh...
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Colette answers the following questions from listeners:

  1. Lydia - I feel like my energy has been low the past few weeks and I’ve made an effort to get to bed earlier, however, I still feel so tired throughout my day. How do I boost my energy?
  2. Pamela - I know that living in tune with the Circadian rhythms is important in Ayurveda and I have been intentionally doing that for several months now but my bowel movements are still happ...
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Ayurveda considers brahmacharya (sexual energy and desires) to be one of the 3 pillars of health along with proper management of food (ahara) and sleep (nidra). According to Ayurveda sex is not limited to reproduction and pleasure but that the management and balance of sexual energy is vital for the flow of ojas.

When ojas is plentiful it promotes mental and physical strength, endurance, strong immunity,...

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Linda works as a body-oriented psychotherapist and specialises in developmental trauma. She recently discovered Ayurveda and decided to sign up for the Digestive Reset Cleanse as she felt her body/mind needed the reset. In this episode Colette chats with Linda about the following:

  • Her work as a body-oriented psychotherapist.
  • How she discovered Ayurveda.
  • The consultation and cleanse experience.
  • The shifts she experienced in her...
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Jwara translates to ‘that which torments’ and in the classical Ayurveda texts the description of jwara includes a variety of conditions which includes changes in body temperature, compromise of metabolic function, discolouration and aches. These symptoms can be correlated to fever and also be an indicator of inflammation in the body.

Ayurveda shares some fascinating insights into jwara and this is what C...

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Carolann was on a journey to calm her anxiety which was a result of increased stress in her life. She experienced a restless mind, brain fog, sleep issues, low concentration, heated emotions and psoriasis.

She had a strong belief in self-help and started researching ways to heal her body and mind. This is when she came across Ayurveda which led her to her Reset-Restore-Renew journey. In this episode Colette chats to Carolann about ...

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Our regular guest, Dr. Sujatha Kekada is the Head Physician and Co-Founder of AmrtaSiddhi Ayurvedic Clinic in Ubud, Bali. In this episode Colette chats with Dr. Sujatha about common ailments that can occur during the change of seasons. They discuss the following:

  • Why we are prone to sickness during the transition of the seasons.
  • What's happening in the body when we get sick.
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Allergies can make life challenging for many people as the symptoms can really impact day-to-day life. In this episode Colette talks about how allergies can manifest differently in each dosha type:

  • The kapha dosha when aggravated can manifest in congestion, mucus, phlegm, runny nose, watery eyes, chesty cough, feeling lethargic, heaviness in the body and a foggy mind. There can also ...

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Dr. Tom O'Bryan is a renowned functional medicine expert in environmental medicine and a leading voice in the field of holistic health and wellness. With an impressive career dedicated to uncovering the hidden impacts of environmental toxins on family health, Dr. O'Bryan offers invaluable insights into nurturing healthier generations.

He holds teaching faculty positions with the Institute for Functional ...

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Anuradha Gupta is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, soon to complete her Ayurvedic Doctor program from Kerala Ayurveda, where she is a guest faculty, content specialist and Ayurvedic Practitioner student mentor. She is also an Engineer, MBA, 200 Hr Yoga teacher, social Justice advocate and a volunteer with Project Welcome Home Troops.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental and behavioural di...

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February 15, 2024 26 mins

Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to low body weight and takes into consideration the physical, mental and emotional factors at play. Ayurveda gives guidelines to help promote weight gain and it’s not just a case of eating more food but rather looking at the types of food, the tastes and the qualities of the food along with pacifying lifestyle practices. With each individual having a unique constitution the root caus...

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Divya Alter is a certified nutritional consultant, educator, and chef in the Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda tradition. Divya and her husband Prentiss founded Divya’s Kitchen, a plant-based restaurant in New York City that reimagines classic dishes through an Ayurvedic lens.

Divya’s brand has since expanded to include a line of plant-based retail food products, educational videos and two books. She is the author ...

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Jeannine Rashidi, the founder of Goodbye Tension and Doctor of Ayurveda in training, has guided clients toward physical, mental, emotional, & digestive relief for the last 20 years. Jeannine’s best-selling book, Abundance Beyond Trauma, showcases the EDHIR® process she developed for mental, emotional & physical digestion of traumatic & adverse life experiences. 

Colette chats with Jeannine about her book...

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Clare has worked with Colette for a year now and has committed to a journey of self discovery with Ayurveda. She has participated in each of the group cleanses last year and found each one to be a different experience. They discuss the following:

  • How Clare "met" Ayurveda.
  • Prioritising self-care and fitting it into her busy lifestyle.
  • Connecting with creativity.
  • The benefits of repeating the cleanse.
  • Clare's future with Ayurved...
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Colette chats with Dr. Sujatha Kekada about the Ayurvedic perspective on stomach acid. This is a particularly relevant topic after the holiday season where the rich, heavy foods and alcohol can result in high or low stomach acid. They discuss the following:

  • What is stomach acid and the Ayurvedic view on the gastric juices, agni and the doshas involved.
  • What are the symptoms of high and low stomach...
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January 11, 2024 20 mins

Colette shares her personal experience of caregiving for her mother with dementia. She shares how Ayurveda has helped her understand and process her mothers declining health. Understanding the tendencies of each dosha to changing and uncontrollable situations like sickness can promote compassion for those who have challenges with navigating these stressful situations. Colette also shares tips on how to manage the needs of your dosh...

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Colette takes questions from the listeners and covers the following topics:

  1. The Ayurvedic perspective on alcohol.
  2. Which dosha is aggravated in hyopglycemia (low blood sugar).
  3. What causes cellulite and Ayurvedic tips to reduce it.
  4. Preventing muscle cramps and spasms.


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