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The Wheel of Healing: An Easy Guide to an Ayurvedic Lifestyle

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In order to get healthcare of the future, we may need to look to the past. As a society, we are advancing in medical technology and genetic research; yet we are becoming more ill by the day. With dependency on prescription drugs and addiction to quick medical fixes, the end of illness seems far out of reach. It's time we take our health back into our own hands. A 5,000-yea ...more
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Published April 4th 2014 by Createspace
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Nicole
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As someone who's quite familiar with Ayurveda, I was afraid this book would be redundant. However, the author does an excellent job of explaining everything in a way that is not boring. I especially recommend this for someone new to learning about Ayurveda, but even those with some knowledge of it will appreciate reading this book. Bonus: there's an excellent list of Recommended Reading in the back!
Lili
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book thanks to Goodread's First Read Program and here is my unbiased review

This is a great introduction to Ayurveda, which is awesome because I have been meaning to look into it more. The thing that really pulled me into this book was the introduction, asking 'why is this happening' with regards to a medical problem, I have Fibromyalgia (among other things) and I have been asking 'why do I have this' 'what caused this to happen' for a while now and sadly, Western medicine has not
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Belann
May 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found little information about Ayurvedic healing, which is what I was looking for. Although she covered a number of things that affect health, I was looking for more usable information on the Ayurveda approach to health. It was disappointing.
Debbie Jones
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Around one year ago, I decided that I needed more peace, happiness and balance in my life. I'm so thankful that I found Michelle Fondin's yoga studio, The Ayurvedic Path, in Herndon, VA to practice yoga. During my practices, I learned of Michelle's book, "The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda". I had heard some things about Ayurveda, but didn't really know what it was, how it worked and if it could help me. So I decided to read Michelle's book. So glad I did! I found it to be an extremely informati ...more
Kate Rappe
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A friend introduced me to Ayurveda - a 5000 year old practice of health, fitness and finding balance and purpose in your life. This book was a great way to jump into the concepts without being overwhelmed. Much of the ideas are things I already knew and practiced but it was a good reminder about how quickly we can be out of balance and uphappy when one part of our life is not in the right place (exercise, nutrition, finances, relationships etc.). I want to learn more about are the 3 different Do ...more
Susan
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good, extensive book on Ayurvedic medicine and lifestyle. I thought it was a good book, not just for the diet, but for holistic living. The only criticism I had with it was that the food suggestions were a little bit too strict and specific. I have read other books where the food was more wholesome and the variety keeps you focused on the beauty of eating that way rather than any lack you are experiencing.
Stephany
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book, it has a lot of health and healing methods which go well with a yoga lifestyle
Michelle Muller
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book for anyone who is new to Ayerveda or the yogi lifestyle. Those seasoned may find this book quite simple.
Heidi
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Required Reading for my yoga teacher training but very informative and easy to read. Accessible and suggested for anyone interested in the science of yoga
Mander Pander
The irony of sitting in a Panera's, reading this while chomping down a grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch (and did I want a pastry for an additional 99cents? Of course I did!) does not escape me.

...So..I'd file this under "informational, but not life changing." And grilled cheese / tomato soup combo at Panera's is magnificent.
Lauren
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting thoughts on healthy living
Shrikanth Gopalan
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ayurveda
I picked up this book from the local library to get some insight into Ayurveda.
But I'm pleasantly surprised I found this book way more useful than what I had in mind.

There are probably hundreds of books out there on Healthy Lifestyle - which may or may not fully apply to all of us.
Here the author begins by helping the reader - identify his Ayurvedic mind-body type (using a worksheet). Then systematically takes the reader thru different aspects of physical, emotional, relationship, occupational
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Caitlin
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ayurveda portion of it: fine, and an approachable introduction if you put your blinders on.

Be aware going into this that the author really ascribes to significant inherent differences between the sexes and traditional gender roles (only two!) and stereotypes. To be honest, I felt there was no reason to include any of these tidbits because while relationships are a part of the wheel, there are universal truths that don’t fall only on a binary and this isn’t a book on how to have a successful hete
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Aldene
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book on Ayurveda I have ever read. I found the information to be written in an easy to follow manner and I really appreciated the book list in the back to look deeper into different aspects of health and healing. I have anxiety and was most interested in supporting myself in that area. I won this copy and was so surprised it was signed and personalized by the author Michelle. Michelle writes like she really does care and lays out the information in a way that's no to hippy scar ...more
Lindsay
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is such a powerful personal and professional tool for applying fundamental principles of Ayurveda to everyday situations. I'm a yoga instructor and while some Ayurvedic books seem incongruent with western lifestyles, I love the way The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda seamlessly integrates Eastern and Western understanding to make Ayurvedic teachings so accessible in everyday life. The author's experience and skill with Ayurveda are evident in this well-thought out book. I have recommend ...more
Niimka Niimka
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I generally liked this book. It was giving some refreshments about healthy, natural and traditional living style. I would say this book is excellent for the people who are new to Ayurveda or any traditional eastern medicine. I found that Mongolian traditional medicine and Ayurveda are closely connected to each other. The concept of Vata, Pitta, and Kappa doshas are exactly the same as "Khii, Shar, Badgana" of Mongolian traditional medicine.
Robyn
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Solid advice from an eastern path of thinking. The diet and exercise parts were pretty weak. The relationship advice was inconsistent (for example, she urges the reader to let relationships go that are stunting growth - and then goes on to say to love - wait for it - "unconditionally..."). The self diagnosing tests that begin the book and the financial tips were well done. Probably the strongest argument of the book was the mind-body-emotion connection...
Alexandria Blaelock
While there is some information about healing, it’s

This book is more about healing by a healthy life rather than healing per se. A healthy life takes care of your mental and spiritual needs, not just physical. And it takes into account your past experiences, your relationships, work, finances and environment. There’s a lot here to help you discover and deal with the other aspects of healing
Bode  Cauthon
My first experience with Ayurveda was definitely and positive and eye opening one with the author’s sincere voice and desire to help and heal. I’ll be taking her advice and reading it over again before starting any of the exercises.
Shaunda Bradley
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m just learning about Ayurveda but this was good practical information with a variety of areas addressed
Vis
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ayurveda mixed with a lot of other ideas, didn't really enjoy.
Kellragan
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very clear and easy read.
Keri Rose
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I am always interested in reading and learning new ways to improve my life. I am always open to new lifestyle or spiritual alternatives to enhance my learning experience and growth potential. This book appealed to me for those reasons. I appreciate any authors attempt to promote and present their knowledge to a reader, such as myself. However, I did find some elements in this book to be unsatisfactory. One of the things I would like to address was the assumption that the reader is Weatern, as in ...more
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Endorsements:
“Beautifully written, comprehensive, and real-world! Michelle Fondin brilliantly guides the reader through a transformational journey and teaches us to ‘roll smoothly’ through life’s twists and turns with a powerful and easily accessible game plan.”
Davidji, bestselling author of Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace and Personal Transformation

“Having actively participated in her own healing by following the principles of Ayurveda, Michelle Fondin is a living exam
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Keionna
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda by Michelle S. Fondin is the first book I read this year in 2019. This is all about getting you right in every aspect of your life so there are 8 spokes in the wheel of healing which are physical health, spiritual health, emotional health, healing your past, relationship health, occupational health, financial health, and environmental health where every spoke of the wheel are completely integrated. And it pretty much introduces and immerses us into Ayurveda br ...more
Corinna
Dec 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
I recently started an Ayurveda inspired daily routine that has completely changed the way I feel throughout the day. I was excited to learn more about Ayurveda. This book was helpful in that it was approachable and simple but I was turned off by the self-help tone and some of the author's antiquated notions of gender roles. Some of the chapters were much more valuable than others.
Quill
May 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not much different here.
Bookishnymph *needs hea*
It was more of a self-help style book, then a true Ayurveda healing book.
Janie Bertrand
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Author of The Wheel of Healing: An Easy Guide to an Ayurvedic Lifestyle and owner of The Ayurvedic Path since 2008, Michelle Fondin practices as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, yoga and meditation teacher. She holds a Vedic Master certificate from the Chopra Center and has worked with Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon at Chopra Center events teaching yoga and meditation. Ms. Fondin regularly se ...more

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