The Radical Ayurveda Podcast

The Radical Ayurveda Podcast

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We’re Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioners who respec…


Space for a healthy attitude - Tiny House Ayurveda #011
Aug 11 • 22 min
In this episode of the Tiny House Ayurveda series, things get real! The day to day task of showing up to work, meal prep and be in relationships needs a reset sometimes. The BOLD Freedom method of time mastery makes space for a cleanse and reset every day.
Getting to know Vata, Prana and Sattva in Ayurveda #046
Aug 4 • 20 min
This episode will take you through the relationship between many of the Sanskrit terms used in Ayurveda, to discover the principles of life underlying all of them!
White space, free time - Tiny House Ayurveda #010
Jul 29 • 20 min
In this episode of the Tiny House series, Lesley describes the BOLD Freedom method of Ayurveda in action. You’ll hear how easeful living leads to health and happiness. Plus a Tiny House build update.
What’s behind dust allergies and skin irritations? #045
Jul 25 • 36 min
If you or someone you love suffers from respiratory or skin allergies this episode is for you.
Travelling well - Tiny House Ayurveda #009
Jul 15 • 23 min
It’s possible to stay well within yourself as your environment changes. Ayurvedic daily health habits pave the way! Two key Dinacharya kept the AyurB team well as we travelled from Byron Bay to Melbourne on a road trip and flying back. In this episode of…
Mantra therapy, mind and the role of some key organs #044
Jul 9 • 34 min
In another chunky episode, Rama and Lesley add more to the ongoing discussion about how to hydrate your body, share a reflection technique to improve memory, Mantra therapy for a positive mindset and introduce you to some of your key organs, including a…
Finding land to thrive on - Tiny House Ayurveda #008
Jul 3 • 22 min
Continuing the series where minimalist living meets Ayurvedic principles and time mastery for a life of BOLD Freedom, this episode focuses on finding land to put the Tiny House.
What does healthy feel like according to Ayurveda? #043
Jun 24 • 28 min
We’re busy seeking health but how will we know it when we get there? It’s more than the absence of pain and discomfort. In this episode Rama and Lesley discuss what feeling healthy is like for your body and mind.
Taking time to decide for health - Tiny House Ayurveda #007
Jun 16 • 20 min
Tiny House Ayurveda is the fortnightly series where Podcast Host Lesley O’Brien takes you along a journey living the health habits of Ayurveda, called Dinacharya, in a tiny space with time mastery from her book BOLD Freedom. Tune into this episode to…
Ayurveda to support your Thyroid and Adrenals #042
Jun 9 • 12 min
If you have out of balance hormones or feel tired a lot this episode is for you. Tune in to hear how the Endocrine system works and its role in your overall health. PLUS get a listener special offer to help you become aligned and have more energy.
How to work with your habit tendency Tiny House Ayurveda #006
Jun 2 • 24 min
Gretchen Rubin’s work on the four habit tendencies aligns wonderfully to help you make a good start with Ayurveda’s daily health habits called Dinacharya. In this episode you’ll workshop how to take up a health habit you want or ditch an outdated habit.…
How to get clear skin by changing your mindset with Ayurveda #041
May 27 • 34 min
This mega episode will take you through a journey that covers how what you believe can lead to acne, eczema, psoriasis or other skin condition. You’ll learn the difference between pimples on the face and pimples on your upper arms or buttocks. And…
Healthy from the inside out Tiny House Ayurveda #005
May 22 • 14 min
You can change your body chemistry in 12 seconds by the way you breath. Learn how PLUS ways to approach your awakening health with this fortnights 10 minute tiny episode.
Balancing your body chemistry so you feel better is mind over matter #040
May 20 • 22 min
If you wonder how some people can eat junk food and not get sick then this episode is for you. Listen in to learn how your attitude affects your body chemistry which can lead to physical health concerns. We answer listener questions about allergic…
Balancing the four aims of life Tiny House Ayurveda #004
May 19 • 24 min
One way to approach your health is to look at how the other areas of your life are impacting. In Ayurveda and Yoga the four aims of life (Artha, Kama, Dharma and Moksha) provide a wonderful way to view your status quo and recognise where you might need to…
Weak nails and why you might need a gut flush! #039
May 9 • 36 min
If you have weak nails, lacklustre skin or pain in your body then this episode is for you. You’ll learn how you can eliminate the toxins that lie at the root cause of your problem and how to improve your nutrient absorption to prevent further issues.
Rejuvenate your life Tiny House Ayurveda #003
Apr 21 • 11 min
NEW 10 minute episodes every fortnight. Life following the BOLD Freedom method from Tiny House Ayurveda Byron Bay is proving itself! Rejuvenation of all areas of your life is possible at any age..listen in for a couple of practical ways to begin.
Ear pain and the vagus nerve #038
Apr 14 • 23 min
In this episode you’ll hear about how the vagus nerve, a large part of the parasympathetic nervous system, is affected by your gut and can be part of the reason why you’re experiencing ear pain or congestion. The solutions to clearing the Ama from your…
Clear your space Tiny House Ayurveda #002
Apr 7 • 34 min
The second episode of the BOLD Freedom Ayurvedic Dinacharya+time mastery series. It’s Detox time and decluttering is a perfect way to let your body know it can relax and let go of what no longer serves you well.
How to keep your bones and joints healthy #037
Mar 30 • 45 min
In this episode we uncover the link between your blood and your joint health. If you have Ama toxicity in your body then your bones and joints are at risk of giving you pain. A gut flush is the solution!
Preparing for a change of living space Tiny House Ayurveda #001
Mar 24 • 24 min
Every second Sunday Lesley takes you on a journey into living a life of BOLD Freedom based on the method in her book of the same name. She’s going off grid in a tiny house and practising Ayurveda from there. Dinacharya is the daily flow of health habits…
Keep your daily health habits, and be flexible for travel #036
Mar 17 • 27 min
Ever found yourself out of routine when travelling? Or even out of rhythm with your regular day? In this episode you’ll hear how to shift your perspective to get a positive outcome day after day and why your mornings are sacred.
How to get better sleep #035
Mar 2 • 37 min
In this episode we give you some Ayurvedic sleeping tips and dive behind to realise what’s happening in your work, relationships, exercise and diet that’s upsetting the other vital pillar of health..your precious sleep repair time! Listen in deeply to get…
What are Histamines and how are they helping your body? #034
Feb 16 • 17 min
If you suffer from Hay fever, get Hives or skin, headache or stomach reactions to certain foods then this episode is for you. Listen to learn how Histamines are involved in your body’s immune response and what’s behind an over-reaction.
Nose breathing vs mouth breathing #033
Feb 2 • 30 min
In today’s episode you’ll hear how to improve all your bodily functions with nose breathing! Prana is fundamental for metabolism, mental clarity and reaching the flow zone of athletes. Breathing through your nose instead of your mouth is the way to lull…
The importance of exercising your lungs for optimal cardiovascular health #032
Jan 20 • 40 min
In this episode we journey on from the last episode about teeth and oral health, to another primary gateway into your system..your respiratory system! Tune in to learn about how your blood is involved when you breathe, how to breathe well and more about…
How to have strong healthy white teeth with Ayurveda #031
Jan 15 • 20 min
Oral hygiene is important because your mouth is the gateway to your Maha Srota (main channel), your Gut! In this episode you’ll learn how to massage your gums for strong healthy white teeth. Listen in to find out how to keep your pearly whites in your…
Overweight Vata Pitta and Kapha #030
Dec 24, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode you’ll hear how anyone can become overweight, what causes weight gain and how to get rid of the extra kilos. We dispel the myth that your body type has anything to do with your weight!
Family dynamics and genetics #029
Dec 11, 2018 • 26 min
If you live alone or in a household with others, if you work in a group or run group programs with clients, this episode will help you understand the impact your family has on you and the dynamic relationship people have on each other’s health. Listen in…
Q&A session about Health and Ayurveda #028
Nov 25, 2018 • 24 min
In this third Q&A session for the year we answer a wide range of questions about: Red tipped tongues, making health changes, parenting challenges, hot flushes no matter how old you are, Ayurvedic terminology and we give a cool way to approach Summer.
Q&A about Health and Ayurveda #027
Nov 11, 2018 • 21 min
In this fortnight’s episode we answer five questions about: diet for kids, snacking, how to moderate the days as a gym going trainer, understanding your body type more deeply and what it takes to build an immune resilient body, as a vegetarian.
Your Real Ayurvedic Body Type #026
Oct 25, 2018 • 19 min
Beyond the Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) there are five elements, the Panchmahabhuta. In this episode you’ll discover how to use the elements to determine your REAL Body Type. It’s great information about how your body works best and gives massive insight…
Recover completely from Chronic Fatigue and Anxiety #025
Oct 13, 2018 • 31 min
If you feel worn out and worried you’ll get loads out of this episode where we show you how your body works best and you CAN recover from chronic fatigue and feeling stressed or anxious.
The Ayurvedic clock #024
Sep 28, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode you’ll hear about the best times of day to eat your main meal, exercise your body and even answer emails! You’ll flow through your days when you align the energy that’s naturally happening in your physiology with the time of day.
If you have Spring allergies you need to detox #023
Sep 15, 2018 • 39 min
You’ve got Spring allergies because your Agni couldn’t digest completely in Winter! When you catch a cold that’s a different story - listen in to find out more about improving your immunity and how aligning to Ayurveda’s Ritucharya for Spring can help you…
Discover the language of healthy you already have access to #022
Sep 1, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode we dive beyond the Doshas and introduce you to the 20 gunas - descriptive words to help you get back in touch with what your body really needs to feel happier and more easeful.
Surprisingly simple ways to keep your eye sight functioning optimally #021
Aug 20, 2018 • 36 min
We dive beyond the Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) to find out how to maintain Dhatu integrity. Your body tissues can regenerate and you want to keep all of your five senses functioning optimally no matter how old you are! Listen to this episode for how…
Align with the 5 elements of life and thrive #020
Aug 5, 2018 • 38 min
A mega episode where we dive behind the Doshas to the Panchmahabhuta, the five building blocks of life according to Ayurveda. Listen for more clarity on where Vata, Pitta and Kapha come in handy, where they’ll mislead you, and why you crave snacks.
Q&A about health and Ayurveda #019
Jul 20, 2018 • 23 min
In this fortnight’s episode we answer your questions about loss of energy with age, food cravings, gall bladder issues and how to drink water! The importance of Dinacharya, daily routine, comes up again as fundamental to good digestion, Agni, which is key…
How to Increase Your Tejas and Mental Power #018
Jul 6, 2018 • 28 min
Following on from the last episode, this fortnight we explain the third area of vitality called Tejas. Another bumper show where we elaborate and connect the triads Prana, Tejas, Ojas and Vata, Pitta, Kapha with the cycle of life Sattva, Rajas, Tamas.
How to Build Strength and Energy from Prana and Ojas #017
Jun 23, 2018 • 39 min
In this bumper episode you’ll learn some Ayurveda 101 as we cover the health science behind two of the three driving forces of life (Gunas) Prana and Ojas. Listen in to understand how your body tissues, called Dhatu, are nourished and how energy is stored…
Ritucharya for transitioning from Autumn to Winter #016
May 27, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode we cover the best ways to align your health needs with the change from Autumn to Winter. Listen to understand how your body functions through seasonal cycles and how you can support it to feel great all year.
The best way to dissolve stress #015
May 13, 2018 • 28 min
When we realise that often we’re talking about the effects of stress, and not what’s causing our stress, it gives us the opportunity to identify what’s really bothering us. In this episode we talk about the anatomy of stress and how you can get remarkable…
Disease starts in the mind before involving the gut #014
Apr 29, 2018 • 13 min
Nowadays we often hear the Ayurvedic principle touted as all disease starts in the gut BUT, except for trauma, all disease actually starts in the mind and then impacts on the gut one way or another. In this episode we describe how the mind’s involved in…
Fermented Foods and Ayurveda #013
Apr 15, 2018 • 31 min
Fermented foods are often thought of as not Ayurvedic yet there’s definitely a place in your meals for a nice amount of pickle or kombucha.
Malas or Ama, what’s the difference? #0012
Mar 31, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode we distinguish between the body’s waste materials, called Malas, and toxins, or Ama. When we understand how our body works we realise how to improve the way it functions through the way we move, hydrate, breathe and eat every day.
Stoke your Agni and get your appetite for life back #011
Mar 17, 2018 • 20 min
Agni is vital to the digestion of everything we take into our system. When you aligned a healthy Agni with your five senses to develop the ability to feel life’s freedom. Taking care of the fire in your belly is one of the best ways to stay really…
The best way to find out what’s causing your pain and the role of inflammation. #010
Mar 4, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode we give you the easiest tool you already have available to find out why you’re not well. Listen to learn about the disease process and the important role inflammation plays in healing.
How to get relief from mysterious ringing in your ears #009
Feb 17, 2018 • 17 min
Hear about the primary cause of Tinnitus and how to relieve ringing in the ears.
Balance your moods #008
Feb 3, 2018 • 23 min
A mood is a mind-set. We become moody when an environmental impact meets our beliefs - this can be everything from a food to a word! In this episode we explain the most common moods and offer ways to feel more balanced.
Manage your food cravings #007
Jan 20, 2018 • 22 min
Food cravings come from the body’s deep needs. In this episode we explain what’s going on in your physiology that leads to desire for sweet, salty, caffeinated, sour and spicy food. Please excuse the echo in this episode thank you.
Find relief from headaches #006
Dec 31, 2017 • 16 min
Get deep behind what causes headaches and discover how much the gut has to do with it! In this episode we cover the psychology and biology that leads to the various types of headaches. The remedy lies there!
How to get healthy, glowing skin #005
Dec 17, 2017 • 25 min
The health of your skin is dependent on how well you sleep. In this show we explain the relationship between dinner, shower time and the quality of your sleep. Be prepared for some biology all about your lymph and that Ayurveda recommends cold showers!
Avoid burnout by easing into Summer #004
Dec 2, 2017 • 16 min
Stay cool and easeful as you tie off the working year and begin your holidays. In this episode we share how to nutrify yourself to align with your body’s needs into Summer. Plus we give you a key way to get the deep rest you need right now.
Recharge yourself every 24 hours #003
Nov 18, 2017 • 23 min
The three most important ways to give yourself the energy you need to manage your day are set around good sleep, breakfast and exercise. In this show we breakdown what that looks like and how you can input to get the best output!
How to give yourself a health check by reading your tongue #002
Nov 5, 2017 • 13 min
Look at your tongue like a practitioner does to determine the state of your inner health and what your body needs today! This audio comes from a video conversation we had - you can watch it on Ayur Botanicals YouTube.
Redefining the Doshas #001
Oct 21, 2017 • 17 min
A healthy perspective about the way the Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are used in Ayurveda. Rama and Lesley offer the Gunas (properties) as the better way to approach your daily decisions! And we talk about the importance of Agni (digestive ability).…