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The Bondi High - Volume 8: "Summer"

Dec/Jan 2022

A very interesting read for people that are drawn to Vedic wisdom, lots of summer & holiday tips, and an incredible summer reading list. We seriously recommend subscribing for free to receive (digitally) the future volumes of this great Bondi-based publication.


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Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices on The Dharma Journey Podcast

June 7th 2021

This episode we learn the importance of having a daily dinacharya, a routine, practices or rituals, that set us up for success.

Dylan shares about circadian rhythm and one of the most crucial pillars of Ayurveda is sleep, through the wisdom of Ayurvedic principles, learn how to work with the natural laws of nature, and align your mind and bodies biorhythm to live in greater harmony, experience a deeper rest, waking up energised, clear and connected. Once implemented you will really be embodying the Ayurvedic wisdom.


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The Ayurvedic Principles of Food and Nutrition on the Ayurvedic Healing & Beyond Podcast

June 7th 2021

In this episode, Dr. Vignesh Devraj is interviewing Dylan Smith, a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and holistic health educator based in Sydney, Australia. They discuss topics ranging from Ojas, Tejas and Prana, to the play between universal principles and individual practices in Ayurveda, the importance of Agni & Metabolism and the idea of local and nutritious food in the current context.


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Ayurveda: Ancient Wisdom For Modern Health on This Life Explains it All Podcast

June 2nd 2021

We are having a FASCINATING conversation with renowned Ayurvedic practitioner Dylan Smith. We cover the many ways we can apply ancient Ayurvedic healing wisdom to our modern health today - from connecting with your dharma (purpose) to how to get the best sleep, the best times to eat, navigating pregnancy - and much more. Dylan's way of delivering this wisdom led to some serious “aha” moments for us.


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Interview on Symbiosis for Adytum Newspaper

May 6th 2021

The Adytum newspaper is a dossier that examines ideas, principles and processes that are often overlooked and under-appreciated. This volume is centered around the concept of "Symbiosis" - An ecological relationship between two organisms from different species. We invite you to read this interview Adytum did to Dylan, exploring the inherently symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world.


Dylan Smith doing Pranayama sitting on a rock in the middle of a river

Interview on Nutrition with Mahasoma

May 2nd 2021

An interview centered around Vital Veda's "The Essence of Ayurvedic Nutrition" Course and Ayurveda as a whole.


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The Bondi High - Volume 4: "Give More, Take Less"

Feb/March 2021

A very interesting read for people that are drawn to Vedic wisdom, amazing food recipes, recycling, reducing our ecological footprint and more. We seriously recommend subscribing for free to receive (digitally) the future volumes of this great Bondi-based publication.


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The Sun as a Divine Healer on The Simple Ayurveda Podcast with Angela Perger

March 17th 2021

This conversation centered around the sun, covering common misconceptions as well as the Vedic perspective. The sun is sacred and a divine healer. When we learn how to revere it, rather than fear it, we can begin to better live a holistic, natural lifestyle that can bring us most into alignment with what is healthy and optimal for life as a human being here on planet earth.


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Dynamic Ayurvedic Tips For Pristine Health on the Rising Man Podcast

March 17th 2021

What is Ayurveda and how can it transform your life? As a humble student to this ancient medicinal system, our guest Dylan Smith answers these questions and shares practical tips that you can start using TODAY. His expertise contains wisdom that can boost vitality, including the physical, mental, and emotional bodies. We also cover the implications of hormonal imbalance, the advantages of a grounded nervous system, and 5 unique actions to take for optimal health.


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The Ultimate Ayurvedic Guide to Pregnancy & Motherhood on The Melissa Ambrosini Show

March 3rd 2021

Is it possible to go through pregnancy feeling balanced, strong and energised? Can you influence the future health of your baby, simply by changing the way you eat? And can you become a new mother without getting rundown, depleted and having no time for self-care?

If you want to feel empowered and inspired about the transition into motherhood, or if you want to know the best way to support other women in your life when they make the transition, as well as hear some truly amazing tips for raising a healthy baby the Ayurvedic way, then pop in those earbuds… this one’s for you.


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Ayurveda on Transcending Explorations Podcast

January 18th 2021

The beautiful world of Ayurveda. We explored Dylan's journey and spiritual background, Ayurvedic perspective of - Collective Dosha, The bodies, Soul, Shadow and Fitness, How much are planets contributing to dosha imbalance and how we view the planet and much more. An abundance of wisdom gems dropped by Dylan throughout this episode. I hope you enjoy this transcending exploration into Ayurveda with Dylan Smith.


Ayurveda with Dylan Smith, Interview on the Yoga Conversations Podcast

December 10 2020

We discuss:

  • What is Ayurveda and how is it different from Allopathy.
  • Why patients should give time for their body to heal holistically and surrender.
  • The role of a Healthy Gut as per Ayurveda
  • How to lead a Disease-Proof Lifestyle
  • Dylan's morning routine and what is Brahma muhurtha ("time of totality").
  • & much more


Brining Ayurveda Home, Interview on the She Births Podcast

July 16 2020

We discuss:

In our conversation today we aim to demystify and simplify Ayurveda so that you can adopt some of these life changing and nourishing practices in your home and daily routine.

We talk about how Dylan went from studying architecture to living full time in India.

We discuss the three pillars of longevity and the power of finding balance across these key areas in our lives.


An Ayurvedic approach to ideal health with Dylan Smith, Interview with DESSEN

June 18 2020

Renowned Ayurvedic practitioner Dylan Smith, shares some of the basic principles and qualities from Ayurveda and a recipe that is not only delicious but medicinal and nourishing.

Read here

Spiritual Tradie Podcast

June 11 2020

In this pod I chat with the super knowledgable Dylan Smith, the man behind Vital Veda and we go deep into his journey of becoming a meditator and Ayurvedic practitioner. So much practical wisdom and good knowledge on this poddy.

Listen here

Elevate Podcast: Dylan Smith: Ayurveda, Infinite Health & Adaptability

May 26 2020

Dylan Smith in conversation with Sarah Hopkins and Amanda Noga

Summary of the three doshas, How Ayurveda enlivens our capacity for infinite health. Redefining our current health standards, Strong and robust immunity, How to find our Dharma or purpose, Recommendations for daily practices for well-being.

Listen here

Mahasoma Podcast: Pain, Suffering & Awakening

May 2020

Dylan Smith in conversation with Laura Poole.

Laura Poole opens up about her journey with physical pain and suffering, and how meditation helped her to understand that she did not have to be bound by her bodily experiences, and maybe there may there was a deeper purpose to it all along.

Listen here

The Mahasoma podcast is a place where wellbeing, spirituality and social change unite. In this podcast, Mahasoma shares stories and wisdom from people who are seeking, finding and living a new normal.

Mahasoma Podcast: Women's Health

April 2020

Dylan Smith in conversation with Laura Poole.

Part 1 – Ayurveda for menstruation, pre-conception and conscious conception with Dylan Smith and Laura Poole

Part 2 – Ayurveda for pregnancy, birth and post-partum care with Dylan Smith and Laura Poole

The Mahasoma podcast is a place where wellbeing, spirituality and social change unite. In this podcast, Mahasoma shares stories and wisdom from people who are seeking, finding and living a new normal.

Offline Podcast: Dylan Smith on the fundamentals of Ayurveda and how to live in alignment with your true nature.

Feburary 2020

For episode 53 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dylan Smith, an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and the founder of Vital Veda. In addition to his Australian certification, Dylan trains under a family of internationally renowned Ayurvedic doctors in India.


Ayurvedic Self-Massage (Abhyanga): The Lost Ritual In Our Daily Routine

 by Dylan Smith for Apothecai, December 2018.

Most of us bathe on a daily basis. We rub soap in the creases of our body and may hydrate our thirsty skin with moisturizer. But there’s another self-care ritual delivered via the skin that’s missing in our daily lives: Self-massage, or Abhyanga, an Ayurvedic oil massage.
Unfortunately, many humans missed out on the integration of this daily ritual. Other living beings in nature got the memo. They are being pampered daily, and so they deserve to be.
Fortunately, due to the rise of Ayurveda in the west, self-massage is now beginning to return to our innate daily regimen. Full article here.

Conversations Over Tea: Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith is interviewed in December 2018 by the founder of Apothecai.

Dylan shares his vision of total wellness and answered questions about what he can and cannot live without, what gives him strength and what is it that truly connects people. Dylan also wrote about one of his favourite self-care practices, a daily ritual we should all be indulging in and rose up to the challenge to draw his self-portrait.

Happy Souls: What is Ayurveda with Dylan Smith (Video)

Dylan Smith is interviewed in October 2018 by Jacintha Akkerman.

Dylan Smith from Vital Veda has arisen from a deep and dedicated commitment to Ayurvedic science to its principles and healing therapies. As the oldest traditional health science in practice today, Ayurveda has stood the test of time and is known as the 'Mother of all healing systems. Watch Here.

Talking Bliss with Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith is interviewed on September 1, 2018 by Bliss Elixirs.

Dylan is the first person to be interviewed for the  new series “Talking Bliss.”
Dylan was asked 4 Questions: 1. What Does Bliss Mean to You? 2. What Are Your Secrets For Invoking Bliss in Everyday Life? 3. How Do You Share Your Bliss With Others? 4. What Has Been Your Most Profound Experience with Plant Medicine?=

Shed Toxins with Hot Water: The Best Digestive Medicine

By Dylan Smith on March 4, 2017 on Everyday Ayurveda 

I am about to reveal a very special Ayurvedic purification technique that is excellent digestive medicine and phenomenal for eliminating toxins from the body’s system. Read the full article.

How to DIY Ayurveda from the comfort of your own home

Featuring Dylan Smith on November 9th, 2016 on Vogue Australia

The ancient science of Ayurveda is dominating daily health routines of 21st century wellness warriors.

If you’ve swapped coffee for golden turmeric milk, mouthwash for coconut oil pulling and start your day with a glass of warm lemon water, then you are tapping into ancient art of Ayurveda. Read the full article.

What Exactly is a Pancharma Cleanse

Featuring Dylan Smith on November 7th, 2016 on Vogue Australia

If you are unable to escape to an Indian ashram right now, here’s how to DIY an Ayurvedic cleanse to do at home. Read the full article.

6 Ayurvedic Tips For A Healthy Voice

By Dylan Smith on July 8, 2016 on Welcome Earth

Attention: Singers, rappers, actors, speech therapists or anyone who makes noise with their mouth.
We use our voices every day to communicate and engage with people. It is the first thing people hear once we open our mouth. A healthy and attractive voice will resonate with the recipient so as to divinely inspire them and elegantly create unite.

Below are 6 Ayurvedic ways that will ensure your voice is clearer, smoother, firmer and more vibrant than ever before. Read the full article.

Morning Breath? Check Out Tongue Scraping

By Dylan Smith on June 9, 2016 on Everyday Ayurveda 

Jihwa Prakshalana (tongue scraping) has been an important part of the Ayurvedic daily routine for maintaining oral and general health for thousands of years. If you are not scraping your tongue in the mornings, please read on so I can convince you to perform this simple yet essential ritual. Read the full article.

Exposing the Biggest Myths in Ayurveda: Onion & Garlic Are Prohibited

By Dylan Smith on March 19, 2016 on Elephant Journal

Those on the spiritual path, from Yogis to Brahmacharyas (which literally means, “going after Brahma/God”), avoid onion and garlic in their food.... People get surprised when Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe garlic and onion as medicine, or when I mention it in my recipes. Ayurveda prizes onion and garlic as powerful medicine..  Read the full article.

The Biggest Myth in Ayurveda

By Dylan Smith on March 15, 2016 on Elephant Journal

You Have To Be Vegetarian. So many people are scared to have an Ayurvedic consultation because they think they will have to give up meat on their new path for wellbeing. Fear not. (Good) practitioners should be teaching and sharing with you how to cook and eat meat in a way that is beneficial for your health. Read the full article.

The Brown Paper Bag Interviews Dylan Smith

By Jacqueline Alwill in 2016 on The Brown Paper Bag

Founder of Brown Paper Bag and nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill, reports on her experience after her treatment with Dylan Smith then asks him the following:

  • Tell us a little about yourself?
  • What led you to Ayurveda?
  • Were there any personal health conditions you had which through Ayurveda you were able to heal?
  • What are the more common ailments do clients come to you for?
  • What is the philosophy behind your treatments?
  • If there were 3 things an individual could do each day to balance their dosha what would you recommend?

Turmeric: Highly Medicinal Spice & Essential Uses

By Dylan Smith on September 30, 2015 on Welcome Earth

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is the most thoroughly researched plant on this planet! and I don’t blame the scientists for the 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. Not another article listing countless benefits of turmeric, “I don’t know where to start or what to use it for” – some of you may be thinking. The bright orange rhizome deserves all these articles and documentation, but it can get a bit overwhelming. In this article I will sum up the essentials and how to use it. Read the full article.

What is Ayurveda

By Dylan Smith on July 31, 2015 on Welcome Earth

Ayurveda is a sanskrit word derived from the two roots: ayur meaning life, and veda meaning knowledge or science. Thus, Ayurveda is “the science of life” – a pretty holistic and broad science by the sounds of it.

It encompasses our entire world – nature, the body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is how to live your life in harmony with nature, with the cycles of nature. Leaves turn red then fall off trees, tides rise and fall with the moon, and whales migrate. Everything in nature is tied to these cycles, and so are we. Read the full article.