Author, Ayurveda Wellness Coach, Yoga Instructor
Lois is an Ayurveda Wellness Coach, personal chef, yoga instructor, and author of The Essential Ayurvedic Cookbook. With an in-depth understanding of how to use food as medicine and the mind-body connection, Lois helps you slow the aging process, increase energy, and improve total health. Learn more about Lois on her website.
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Lois’ Experience and Education
A certified Ayurveda wellness practitioner, Lois trained under Vasant Lad, MASc at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and in Pune, India. She has over 20 years of training in holistic studies (Ayurveda, yoga, and Buddhism) and living the Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Join Lois for her Introduction to Ayurveda class, March 8–April 26, 2021. Learn more about how to sign up on her website.
Lois’ Point of View
How were you introduced to Ayurveda?
In 2001, friends from yoga class were talking about an upcoming visit from Dr. Danaher from the Ayurvedic Institute. I knew nothing about Ayurveda and didn't understand why I should see a doctor if I was not sick. But my curiosity was piqued, and I scheduled a consultation. Dr. Danaher concluded that I was vata and my vata was high! He sent me home with a long list of instructions and a few books. This was the beginning of my journey down the Ayurveda rabbit hole.
When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?
Cold, windy weather or loud parties are certain to vitiate my vata. To help bring myself back to balance, I'll eat a warm, grounding meal, such as dal makhani, or sip some tulsi tea with honey. If needed, I'll drape myself over a yoga bolster and do restorative yoga poses.
What does the future of Ayurveda look like to you?
Ayurveda is a living science and the science of life. My intention is to continue to educate people about the benefits that can be achieved by using a holistic approach to wellness. May Ayurveda flourish for another 5,000 years or more!
What's one Ayurvedic practice anyone can implement to spur change in their life, right here, right now?
Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing) is a simple practice that will bring balance to the physical, mental, and emotional body. The results are instantaneous.