Sarah Kucera, DC, CAP
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Chiropractor, Author
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Experience and Education
Sarah has spent twelve years living Ayurvedically.
Degrees and Certifications
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science—University of Kansas
- Master of Arts in Ayurveda—Mount Madonna Institute
- Doctor of Chiropractic—Cleveland University Kansas City
Sarah is the author of The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook: Holistic Healing Rituals for Every Day and Season and The Seven Ways of Ayurveda. Learn more about these books at her website.
Sarah's Point of View
How were you introduced to Ayurveda?
I was introduced to Ayurveda through its sister science of yoga. I signed up for a workshop at a yoga studio and was immediately hooked. I found it to be a perfect bridge between my yoga and chiropractic practice.
When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?
Pitta accumulates in me quite easily. I manage many things day-to-day, and I always have high expectations for myself. It can show up as me getting burned out, feeling frustrated or resentful, and being really hard on myself.
When I see this rearing its head, I take more breaks throughout the day, go on extra walks, aim for an earlier bedtime, and make sure I'm eating enough and at very consistent times.
What does the future of Ayurveda look like to you?
Ayurveda has my heart, and for that, I hope to see it keep its essence and tradition as it is made accessible to our modern society. With that, I do see its popularity on the rise and can see it finding its way into the mainstream.
What's one Ayurvedic practice anyone can implement to spur change in their life, right here, right now?
Develop a routine and work towards consistent eating and sleeping times.