Cultivate inner wisdom and strength through simple, sacred rituals from the ancient Indian goddess tradition.
In our chaotic and isolating times, it’s more essential than ever to connect to our highest selves—finding the purpose, pleasure, and freedom that lives inside each of us. Grounded in the Vedic spiritual traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta, the simple practices in this engaging guide offer us the space and perspective to do just that. You’ll meet the nine Indian goddesses who embody the essential facets of divine feminine power—courage, creativity, intuition, rejuvenation, transformation, and more—and discover simple spiritual practices to honor each of these divine energies within ourselves.
Renowned Ayurvedic practitioner and spiritual teacher Ananta Ripa Ajmera sheds light on the goddesses and her own journey of healing and transformation, along with simple everyday rituals ranging from chakra balancing and spiritual reflection to journal prompts, creativity challenges, and more.
Whether you’re looking to deepen your spiritual practice or simply to reconnect to what matters most, the daily spiritual practices in this vibrantly illustrated guide will help you reflect, rejuvenate, and feel more fully alive.
About the Author
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is a spiritual teacher and cofounder and CEO of The Ancient Way, an organization that supports you to embody ancient wisdom in a way that unfolds your true Self. The Ancient Way offers a Spiritual Warrior Certification, Ayurveda practitioner training program, and spiritual wellness retreats. Ananta is director of Ayurveda at THE WELL, a modern wellness club, where she writes articles, offers workshops, and works with a team of integrative medical practitioners. The author of The Ayurveda Way,she lives in southern Florida.
2023 Gold Nautilus Book Award for Gift & Specialty-Focused Daily Wisdom Books 2023 Gold BookFest Award in the Spirituality Category 2023 Book Excellence Award in the Spirituality Category 2023 Firebird Book Award in the Spiritual Category 2023 Chanticleer International Book Awards Finalist in the Spirituality & Enlightenment Category
“Ananta is a generous and authentic practitioner of Vedic spiritual traditions, and this book leads you on a transformational journey of ritual, reflection, and rejuvenation at all levels." --Dr. Frank Lipman, New York Times bestselling author of The New Health Rules, and Chief Medical Officer at THE WELL
“The Way of the Goddess is a stunning and special invitation to learn about nine Indian goddesses and put their wisdom into practice in your daily life. The rituals Ananta shares are fresh, approachable, and—most of all—impactful.” --Emma Loewe, author of The Spirit Almanac, Senior Sustainability Editor at Mindbodygreen.com
“This beautiful book radiates with the light and compassion of the mother goddess herself. With clear language, an empathetic voice, and a vibrant vision for what is possible for any of us, Ananta shows us the many faces of love. This is a hero’s journey from a deeply poetic, profound feminine point of view.” --Laura Plumb, author of Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners, and founder of VedaWise
“Reading The Way of the Goddess is like taking a deep dive into the divine feminine, finding our own power and precious gems of self-worth, and awakening to the goddess within. A powerful read.” --Mira Manek, author of Prajna and Saffron Soul, and founder of Chai by Mira