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Beyond the Couch Ep 37: Finding Balance in Ayurveda with Sweta Vikram

This week, Diana chats with Sweta Vikram about the 5000+ years-long practice of Ayurveda and how to look at mental and physical health in a more holistic, integrated way. They discuss the different types of doshas (a concept of bodily humor), being in tune with the natural course of the seasons and times of the day, and the benefits of working with, not against, our bodies, their needs, and our natural personalities. They discuss how modern-day work culture has caused many to be disconnected with their bodies, as well as examples of ways in which one might rebalance and retune the body-mind connection through complementing western medicine with eastern medicine, and vice versa, for enhanced overall health.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an international speaker, best-selling author of 13 books, and Ayurveda and mindset coach who is committed to helping people thrive on their own terms. Her latest book, A Piece of Peace, was released in September 2021. Interviewed by NBC Palm Springs, she was voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times” and won the prestigious VOTY Award. She was featured in a documentary with Dr. Deepak Chopra and her work has appeared in New York Times and other publications across nine countries on three continents. Connect with Sweta at and @swetavikram

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