Author: Vinod Verma
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120817370
This book is an easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide for assimilating the fundamentals of Ayurveda, India’s ancient life science and system of holistic health care, into our modern, daily lives.
Most people are familiar with the three-humor constitutional types that form the basis for Ayurvedi treatment. This book is uniquely important because the constitutional types-and their combinations-are clearly explained so readers can create their one balance.
Ayurveda is a science of life. If you wish to know about Ayurveda and want to follow this path, you must begin with the understanding that this science of life is based upon sound philosophical concepts about our being and our relationship to this universe. Here, you are not dealing with a set of rules and do’s and don’ts to be followed: therefore it is essential to understand the principles which form the basis of Ayurvedic practices.
This book is written for general readers who may not have any background of Ayurveda or medicine in general. A special effort has been made to explain the technical terms in an easy to-understand manner. Comments and suggestions from readers are welcomed.
Foreword by Priya Vrat Sharma
Note to Reader
Pronunciation of Sanskrit
Introduction to Ayurvedic Concepts
The Practical Basis of Ayurveda
An Integrated Way of Living
Cleansing the Body
Revitalization through Massage and Yoga
Habits and Moderation
Adjustment of Natural Forces
The Senses, Mind and the Self
Ayurvedic Remedies and the Prevention of Ailments
Selection and Identification of Medicinal Plants
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