Practical Ayurveda

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Find out who you are and what you need to bring balance to your life with Practical Ayurveda.

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Title: Practical Ayurveda
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, 2019
ISBN:  978-1-4654-6849-9

Practical Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient lifestyle practice which when followed, can help bring balance to your life. By identifying your Ayurvedic body type and your patterns of health, you can learn how to treat your body and mind as a whole.

Practical Ayurveda includes detailed information about how you can become healthy and balanced by living the right way for your body. It is believed that in order to be healthy you must keep balance between 4 specific functions in your body. If any of these four things are out of balance the result is illness and disease.

Ayurveda means “the science of life”, and comprises a vast body of information about healthy living and treating disease.

After being introduced to the science behind Ayurveda we are given a questionnaire to complete. The questionnaire is the key to helping you understand and apply the teachings in Practical Ayurveda.

The questionnaire will determine your constitution. Your constitution is the key to your health and determined by how much of each dosha (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) is present in your own self. Once you have determined your constitution Practical Ayurveda outlines the different Mind and Body characteristics of the doshas.

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Practical Ayurveda Teaches You How to Bring Balance To Your Life

Sections included in Practical Ayurveda:

  • You and Your Body
  • The Ayurvedic Lifestyle
  • Maintaining Good Health
  • Food, diet and recipes

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  • Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama and Relaxation

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  • Positive Thinking and Meditation
  • Seeing an Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • Home Remedies for Common Ailments

A helpful index is included at the end of the book to allow you to search by topic and locate the information you need quickly.

Practical Ayurveda is a beautifully organized book, with soft, thick pages in pale, calming colors.

It includes a plethora of information which you will need time to go through to understand.

If you are interested in Ayurveda and want to learn more about it and how you can bring balance to your life, you will need to commit some extra time to work through all the information presented in this text.

Alternately you may wish to seek an Ayurvedic Practitioner to be your guide on this new lifestyle and then return to this book, as a reference.

Practical Ayurveda is an excellent textbook and one which would be essential to anyone who has decided to practice Ayurveda.

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  1. Not really my cup of tea so to speak, but I can see it has some valuable information, interesting nonetheless.

  2. This sounds like a very interesting book & one that might be very helpful to me.

  3. Thank you so much for this review! Using non medical ways to stay at our optimum health is so important. Paying attention to it allows us to step out, fully enjoying what life has to offer!