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Links and Recommended Reading

Recommended reading:


  • A Pukka Life, Sebastian Pole (2012)-  a beautiful book to own
  • Ayurveda Teach Yourself Guide, Sarah Lie (2007) – excellent!
  • The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home remedies, Dr V Lad (1999)
  • Ayurvedic Beauty Care, Melanie Sachs (1994)


  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, Swami Vishnu-devananda
  • The New Book of Yoga, Sivananda Centre– a great introduction
  • Yoga Teach Yourself Guide, Sarah Lie (2007) – excellent!

Ayurvedic and Yogi Cooking:

  • Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-healing, by Usha and Dr V Lad (1997)
  • The Ayurvedic Cookbook, Lotus Press, Amadea Morningstar (2001)
  • The Sivananda Yoga Cookbook- Vegetarian Food for Body and Mind
  • Eat Taste Heal- an Ayurvedic Guidebook and Cookbook for Modern Living, T Yarema, D Rhoda, J Brannigan (2006)
  • Eat right for your body type, Anjum Anand (2010)- My current favourite!

Books linking Yoga and Ayurveda:

  • Yoga for Your Body Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice, D Frawley, S Kozak (2001)
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Mukunda Stiles (2007)
  • Yoga and Ayurveda, D Frawley (1999)- links the two sciences very clearly
  • Neti: Healing Secrets of Yoga and Ayurveda, D Frawley
  • Ayurveda links

    • Ayurveda Training
      Ayurveda massage training courses in the UK
    • Ayurveda UK- The Vedic Retreat
      Ayurveda panchakarma detox and yoga retreat in the UK
    • Ayurvedic LifeSpa
      Ayurveda panchakarma detox and Ayurveda massage training and yoga retreats in the UK and Europe
    • Ayurvedic Practitioners Association
      UK Professional association for Ayurvedic practitioners. Information on regulation, upcoming seminars and conferences.
    • Ayuseva
      Inspirational Ayurveda practice in Brighton- Sascha and Rebecca Kriese
    • Essential Ayurveda
      Ayurvedic products, Retreats and Panchakarma treatment in Lincolnshire
    • Global Panchakarma Guide
      Useful site for finding Panchakarma clinics
    • Joyful Belly
      Lots of advice on Ayurvedic diet and hundreds of Ayurvedic recipes
    • Pukka Herbs
      Bristol based company offering authentic Ayurvedic herbs, delicious teas, massage oils, ghee, Ayurveda books, and more.
    • Samsara Mind and Body
      Samsara Mind and Body is a wellness studio in south west London, offering yoga, Ayurveda and health and beauty therapies in a purpose built, friendly and serene setting.
    • The Ayurveda Institute
      Dr Vasant Lad’s US based Ayurveda Institute- download a dosha questionnaire and dietary guidelines
    • The Ayurveda Practice
      A sister organisation to Ayurvedic Yogi, as Kate Siraj and I studied together. Based in London, Kate offers consultations, massage and has an excellent blog.
  • Well-being links

    • AdventureYogi Holidays
      Yoga holidays and yoga retreat weekends in the UK – adventure yoga weeks, yoga and surfing in Cornwall, yoga and skiing in France.
    • Jiva Healing
      Jiva Healing run Juice Fasting retreats, Yoga retreats and Vegetarian Cooking retreats in Europe, the UK and Asia.
    • Revive Holistic
      Wonderful holistic massage in the heart of Bristol
  • Yoga Links

    • Can U Yoga
      Variety of London based classes including Sivananda yoga
    • Simply Yoga
      On-line ethical yoga shop, a community interest owned company
    • Sivananda Yoga
      International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers
    • The Yoga Journal
      Interesting articles, advice on poses and free weekly newsletter
    • The Yoga Therapy Centre
      Yoga classes for all health problems (back pain, asthma, arthritis, ME, stress).
    • Universal Yoga
      Brings yoga to all walks of life in Somerset, students range from 3weeks to 87 years old! There are also special teacher training workshops and talks.
    • Yoga Pages
      Online yoga resource to develop your yoga practice, make new friends, keep a Yoga Journal, post your pictures, and keep up to date.
    • Yoga Prema
      Sivananda classes, workshops and retreats in Bristol