Books and e-Books

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life:
Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science

This a book for women in any stage of life, interested in improving her health and life and understanding and addressing issues like hormonal balance, menstrual difficulties, fertility, heart health, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, breast health and other common concerns. Combines Eastern medical theory with Western science to provide uncommon insights into hormones, women’s health concerns, lifestyle and diet. It is designed to be readable and accessible for all women, and anyone who wants to understand women’s health, be they students or practitioners of Western medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or simply of life. It is not important to have any background in any medical system to appreciate and grok this book, but it also offers new perspectives to seasoned medical practitioners.

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Secrets of the Mind: The Ten Channels Revealed

This is a rather academic look at the mind from a perspective that combines Ayurveda and Tantra.

An exploration of the Manovahasrotas (channel System of the Mind).
EBook by Dr. Claudia Welch

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You know how we all think of Ayurveda as a holistic system that addresses the mind and spirit as well as the body?

Has it ever struck you as odd, then, that the manovahasrotas—the channel system of the mind—is not clearly described anywhere in the Ayurvedic classics? If the mind does indeed hold a place of import in this medicine, then why isn’t this channel described clearly?

This struck me as odd for many years. I remember a conversation with my (our) friend Mike Dick, a little over a year ago, when we were discussing the ten channels referred to in connection with the manovahasrotas. We were specifically discussing the lack of precise information available anywhere about this information.

Indeed, if we comb through the brihat trayi (Charaka, Sushruta and Vagbhata) or the laghu trayi (Madhava Nidanam, Sharngadhara Samhita or Bhava Prakasha), we only find hints about the manovahasrotas and its associated “ten channels.” Nowhere are they clearly described.

Around this same time, I was meditating on this lack of clarity around this, feeling strongly that the missing information must be somewhere.

All of a sudden I knew exactly where this information would be. I was able to put my hands on an ancient classical text and open to the exact page where these ten channels are described.

This felt like a gift from the Ayurvidya and led me to explore the organization of the manovahasrotas in light of this information. I went on to explore the implications of this more complete picture on the practice of Ayurvedic medicine in general and Ayurvedic psychology specifically, as well as practices of yoga and meditation.

I have been working on putting this information together in such a way that, while admittedly a bit dense, is accessible to any serious student of Ayurveda, Tantra and Yoga. This effort has led to a small ebook, Secrets of the Mind: The Ten Channels Revealed.

It seemed particularly important to provide extensive and accurate references, so that this information is understood for what it is: a picture that comes directly from authoritative sources, rather than from the imagination of an individual. It may be that we are able to move forward confidently with our own insights around these subjects only when we are sure that our foundations are based in classical authoritative sources.

I am so grateful for this information, as it is deepening my understanding and practice—both personally and professionally—of Ayurveda. I wanted to share this with you and hope you find it as inspiring and juicy as I did.

I feel this information sets the stage for some very exciting work. I would love to hear if you come up with anything.

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