Ayurveda is an ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years and is now becoming increasingly popular in the West.
Actually, Ayurveda is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature. It is an ancient natural wisdom of health and healing, a science of life. The aims and objectives of this science are to maintain the health of a healthy person and to heal the disease of an unhealthy person. Both prevention (maintenance of good health) and healing are carried out by entirely natural means.
According to Ayurveda, health is a perfect state of balance among the body’s three fundamental energies, or “doshas” (vata, pitta, kafha) and an equally vital balance among body, mind and the soul or consciousness.
Ayurveda is a profound science of living that encompasses the whole of life and relates the life of individual to the life of the universe. It is a holistic system of healing in the truest sense. Body, mind and consciousness are in constant interaction and relationship with other people and the environment. In working to create health, Ayurveda takes into consideration these different levels of life and their interconnectedness.
As a science of self-healing, Ayurveda encompasses diet and nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, rest and relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises and medicinal herbs, along with cleansing and rejuvenation programs for healing body, mind and spirit. Numerous adjunct therapies such as sound, colour and aromatherapy may also be employed.
The purpose of this book is to acquaint the reader with these natural methods, so he/she can make the lifestyle choices and learn the self-healing modalities that are right for him/her in order to create, maintain or restore health and balance.
Accordingly, this complete guide (326 pages) offers safe, natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments. Packed with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions, and using strategies tailored to an individual’s unique mind/body type, this guide helps him/her to begin the journey to ultimate health and wellbeing. It also provides information on traditional Ayurvedic remedies which offer relief from a wide range of common ailments and chronic conditions.
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