Ayurveda Heart-Centered Healing Catalyst
“Take notice, become aware. You know, Ayurveda is about living consciously. It’s about living in an aware state, taking notice of things.” —Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh, MD
Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh was well into her twenties before she became aware that her parents had raised her in an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Her parents had immigrated from India to Chicago, and to Avanti, this lifestyle was just a normal daily routine and perspective on life that became culturally ingrained in her as she grew. It was only when she went from being extremely healthy to having all sorts of strange health issues that couldn’t be explained by Western medicine that she went on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and coming back to her heritage.
In this episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk with Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh about Ayurvedic healing and the health crisis that led to writing her book, The Health Catalyst: How To Harness the Power of Ayurveda to Self-Heal and Achieve Optimal Wellness. If you haven’t heard Avanti on our previous podcast, you can listen to Episode 126 here.
What Is Ayurveda?
According to Avanti, Ayurveda is a healing medicine that comes from South Asia that teaches that “when you live in harmony in nature, you will have primal health and a vibrant life.” This means that to achieve optimal health and life we should live in harmony with our world. Avanti was raised in the culture of Ayurveda, and even after she became a Western doctor, she found the benefits of the Ayurvedic lifestyle and became an expert serving in her community through her podcasts, website, and book.
Your Unique Expertise
Avanti’s background in both Ayurveda and Western medicine is a unique combination that makes her the expert to write her book. Her experiences and stories help connect the modern reader to the 5,000-year-old science so they can understand and know how to apply the principles to their lives.
If you have experience in a career or lifestyle that you’re passionate and knowledgeable about, you are the unique messenger for that advice and wisdom. You could write a 600-page textbook, but that might not help the people who need to hear your story. Instead, like Avanti, narrow down the purpose of your book and find the best way to reach your audience. Then write your book with the confidence that your ideal reader needs your unique interpretation of the subject.
In this podcast, Avanti also shares with us:
- What a disharmonious lifestyle is and how to fix it
- Ways you can fit Ayurveda into your daily life and routines
- How to mix Ayurvedic medicine and Western medicine
- The five elements and how they affect our lives
- What counterbalance is and how it can help you
- How you can start simply with Ayurveda by paying attention to your feelings and your body
- How writing a book can bring you opportunities
What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Are you struggling with your health or life balance? Share in the comments below!
That’s all for this week. If you have a message inside of you that needs to be written, today is the day to start. Don’t delay—take action.