By Acharya Shunya
by Acharya Shunya, SoundsTrue, 2020
There’s a reason that the Vedas, a 5,000-year-old collection of celebrated verses from ancient India, have given rise to several world religions and influenced Western thinkers from Emerson to Ram Dass―they provide us with a uniquely accessible and effective path to liberation and sovereignty.
With Sovereign Self, Acharya Shunya shares a groundbreaking guide to the wisdom of these classic texts so that each of us may emancipate ourselves from restrictive belief systems and discover our true nature―that which is always whole, joyful, and free.
Throughout Sovereign Self, Shunya adeptly guides us through the core concepts and practices of the Vedas, demystifying and contextualizing sacred concepts for modern life.
by Acharya Shunya, Sounds True, 2017
An empowering guide to finding balance and restoring health in mind, body, and soul. Ayurveda teaches us that true health is our birthright―and that by artfully adapting to the rhythms of nature, we can bring ourselves back into balance and experience optimal well-being. Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and traditional yoga, written by internationally renowned Ayurvedic healer, teacher, and scholar Acharya Shunya.
Raised in a distinguished lineage of Vedic mystics and healers, Shunya learned the ancient art of Ayurveda directly from her grandfather, a well-known healer in Northern India. Here, she presents both an engaging narrative of her unique education, as well as a complete encyclopedia of Ayurvedic practices, recipes, and knowledge.
With Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom, Shunya maintains the integrity of Ayurveda’s traditional teachings while showing us how to integrate them into our modern lifestyles. Through her in-depth teachings, we learn to live in a way that supports our greatest health through daily ritual, nourishing food, spiritual practice, and self-care.
Voted amongst Top-10 books in Alternative Medicine by Healthline in its Year of Publication
Translated in Seven European languages besides English
Available on Audible as an Audio book
Stayed on Amazon No. 1 Spot 18 weeks in a row (when it first came out in 2017)
Always in top 100 books in Ayurveda category on Amazon till today
Recommended reading in several Ayurveda programs worldwide.
In Roar Like a Goddess, trail-blazing Vedic spiritual teacher Acharya Shunya honors her progressive Vedic roots while breaking the shackles of tradition to bring modern-day women an inclusive, feminist spirituality.
Through a revolutionary revisioning of ancient India’s primary goddess archetypes, Shunya invites us to step into our divine immensity and lead a lives of power, abundance, and freedom: Durga vanquishes patriarchal ideologies to help us access our full power, Lakshmi boldly leads the way to abundance, and Saraswati illuminates the gifts of freedom. “It is time for all women to come out of the closet and roar with all their spiritual power,” Shunya writes, “Because that is our true sound.”
Within you is a wellspring of strength and resilience, the ability to create and enjoy abundance, and an expansive sense of inner freedom and divinity. Yet after centuries of living in patriarchal societies, many women don’t realize how powerful they are—or how much they’ve been enculturated to keep their true nature hidden.
In Roar Like a Goddess, trail-blazing Vedic spiritual teacher Acharya Shunya empowers women everywhere to step into their divine immensity and lead powerful, abundant, and wise lives through her revolutionary revisioning of ancient India’s primary goddess archetypes:
• Part 1 features the Goddess Durga—A role model who vanquishes internalized oppression, Durga teaches you how to take back your full feminine power.
• Part 2 introduces the Goddess Lakshmi—Known for her beauty and generous spirit, Lakshmi guides you to cultivate unshakable inner contentment and soul-aligned abundance.
• Part 3 celebrates the Goddess Saraswati—The ultimate teacher of our deepest journey to Self, Saraswati illuminates the gifts of wisdom, peace, and inner freedom.
Throughout Roar Like a Goddess, Shunya honors her progressive Vedic roots while breaking the shackles of tradition to bring modern-day women an inclusive, feminist spirituality. Sharing classic myths, original insights, and empowering practices, Shunya offers a profound process for awakening the many faces of goddess within. “It is time for all women to come out of the closet and roar with all their spiritual power,” she writes, “Because that is our true sound.”
by Ishani Naidu and Kalyani Ganapathy, 2020
Float along with the River and giggle with the children who make paper boats. Wave to the animals making their homes along its banks, and greet the morning with Baba who visits each day to sing a beautiful song about the Sun. This gentle and profound story is woven with classical themes of Ayurveda and Vedanta. Through subtle, nature-based analogies, children and adults alike resonate with universal messages about the happiness and health of moderation and the joy and power of recognizing the divine light in our own hearts. Activity pages offer playful explorations of holistic wellbeing of body, mind and soul using ancient wisdom.This gentle and profound story is woven with classical themes of Ayurveda and Vedanta. Through subtle, nature-based analogies, children and adults alike resonate with universal messages about the happiness and health of moderation and the joy and power of recognizing the divine light in our own hearts.
ISHANI NAIDU is a native of the California Bay Area, USA and currently lives with her husband and two young children in Coimbatore, India. She conducts talks and workshops for children, teens and adults on awakening body and mind health awareness and creating a lifestyle that promotes holistic wellbeing with Ayurveda and Vedanta. She continues to study closely with her teacher of over a decade, Acharya Shunya. KALYANI GANAPATHY lives in the Nilgiris, India where she grew up. She is a self-taught illustrator and art director. Kalyani illustrates both fiction and non-fiction. She loves bringing children s books to life. Her work has been featured in books and publications in India and abroad. Her children s books include Hambreelmai s Loom, A is for Anaar, Janice Goes to Chinatown and Amrita Sher-Gil, Rebel with a Paintbrush --This text refers to the paperback edition.
by Brittany Barrett and Lisa Lesser, 2015
In this beginner's guide to Ayurveda, Kai and Nandini go on a whirlwind adventure where they discover the qualities of the five elements that make up the universe.