Dr. Svoboda's original work on the constitutional types in Ayurveda has been considered a classic for many years. His new revision and expansion of the subject comes after much further research and practical experience. Dr. Vasant Lad points out: "The healing science of Ayurveda is based totally upon the knowledge of "prakriti", the individual constitution. If every individual knows his own constitution, then one can understand, for instance, what is a good diet and style of life for oneself. One man's food is another man's poison. Therefore, to make one's life healthy, happy and balanced, the knowledge of constitution is absolutely necessary." (Dr. Vasant Lad is the author of Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, and co-author of The Yoga of Herbs.)More info →
Eat.Taste.Heal is a groundbreaking work within the field of holistic health and nutrition, written by a medical doctor, a patient, and an acclaimed chef. A complete guidebook and cookbook in one, Eat.Taste.Heal demystifies the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, humankind's most ancient system of healthy living.
The aim of the book is simple: to create harmony within through using common foods and healthy lifestyle practices as medicine. The collection contains over 150 cross-cultural recipes and received a Maverick Award for excellence in photography.
The authors are a unique trio: physician, patient, and chef. Dr. Thomas Yarema M.D., director of the Kauai Center for Holistic Medicine and Research, created for his patients an understandable dietary program rooted in common sense. Daniel Rhoda, a patient who found healing through Ayurveda, demystifies the ancient science that helped restore his health. Chef Johnny Brannigan, an internationally trained Ayurvedic chef, has created more than 150 recipes to empower individual healing through the exploration of taste.More info →
The Charaka Saṃhitā or Compendium of Caraka (Sanskrit चरक संहिता IAST: Caraka-saṃhitā) is a Sanskrit text on Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine). Along with the Suśruta-saṃhitā, it is one of the two foundational Hindu texts of this field that have survived from ancient India.
The pre-2nd century CE text consists of eight books and one hundred twenty chapters. It describes ancient theories on human body, etiology, symptomology and therapeutics for a wide range of diseases. The Charaka Samhita also includes sections on the importance of diet, hygiene, prevention, medical education, the teamwork of a physician, nurse and patient necessary for recovery to health.More info →
From the Jacket: Astangahrdaya of Vagbhata is an ancient authoritative treatise on Ayurveda. Its popularity extended beyond the frontiers of India for more than a Thousand years is substantiated by its translation in Arabic, Tibetan and of course of some European languages. None of these are available now. Study of Astangahrdaya is considered indispensable for a through knowledge of Ayurveda. With the increasing interest these days for the study of classical texts of Ayurveda both within and outside India, a great need is felt for an English translation. This publication hopes to fulfill this necessity. The complete text is being presented in 3 Volumes viz. Vol. I. Historical Introduction, Sutra sthana and Sarira sthana Vol. II. Nidana, Cikitsa, Kalpa & Siddhi sthanas Vol. III. Uttara sthana Each volume has the text in Sanskrit, followed by its faithful English translation. Explanations wherever necessary are furnished in the Notes. Appendices and Index are provided to make each volume self-reliant. This great work on Ayurveda, translated by an experienced professor, published for the first time in sure to be of immense help for all those who are interested in Ayurveda.More info →
Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda described multiple levels of the radial pulse that could be used to interpret the status of the organs and systems of the body as well as the mental and physical constitutions of the individual. As the first text on pulse diagnosis for the Western student, this book provides a method by which anyone can learn to read his own pulse. Imbalances and potential disease states can be detected in their early stages, giving one the opportunity to correct them before they affect the quality of life. With practice and guidance, one can acquire the proficiency to use this knowledge to heal self and others.More info →
In his Ayurvedic Studies Program, Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, teaches Ayurveda as a science of moment-to-moment living. Each lecture that he gives flows from his own heart in a river of healing wisdom that is inspired by and pertinent to the students who are present at the time of the lecture.
This textbook is a presentation of Dr. Lad's years of teaching in that classroom setting. It conveys the philosophical and fundamental principles of his first year Ayurvedic Studies Program at the Ayurvedic Institute in a dynamic and inspirational way. This book will give the student a detailed foundation upon which to pursue deeper knowledge, including that of the future volumes in this series.
Vasant Lad presents this ages-old science in a framework that is clearly accessible to the modern student while remaining true to its ancient roots, clarifying the mysteries of Ayurveda from the classical Sanskrit texts. This text builds upon the information in Volume One, imparting the essential elements of clinical assessment.
Vasant Lad describes the many categories and stages of disorders and disease from the ancient texts of Ayurveda. He then shows you how to detect and evaluate the conditions of the client. Offering a thorough training in client assessment, the reader will come away with a new level of expertise in service to and knowledge of one s patient. Knowing precisely where the client is in the disease process enables the clinician to determine the most effective level of care necessary for them. Filled with illustrations, tables, charts, clinical forms and practical examples, this book will lead the student through the methods of assessment using the historical applications of Ayurveda as well as more modern terms and techniques.
* Discover in-depth techniques of assessment that include the five clinical barometers, three categories of clinical examination, eight methods of clinical examination, constitutional assessment and assessment of agni and metabolic waste. * Outlined as well are detailed and specialized information on disorders of the doshas, tissues, prana, tejas, ojas and the bodily channels. * Gain new understanding of the disease process, its stage of progression and the subtleties of the inner workings of the body. * Included are assessment forms for a full patient evaluation. These are the very methods used by Dr. Lad in his clinics.More info →
This book brings forth the practices of Ayurveda from the ancient texts and presents them in a systematic organization that is readily accessible to a Western audience.
Vasant Lad provides comprehensive information on therapeutic modalities including diet and lifestyle recommendations, palliative and cleansing therapies, subtle healing methods including individual rejuvenation protocols, yoga and pranayama practices, and herbal substances as well as management techniques according to dosha, dhatu, srotamsi, and the subtle essences. Each section clearly explains the principles of the healing techniques, often with the steps outlined for the reader, in addition to the herbal substances and their practical application. It is an essential reference for the Ayurvedic practitioner.
One of Dr. Lad's favorite sutras from Charaka says that a true physician knows the body, mind, thoughts, feelings, and consciousness of the patient. Unless you enter the heart of your patient with the light of awareness, knowledge, compassion, and insight, you will not be able to diagnose their problem and treat the person accordingly.
Dr. Lad's students from all over the world learn Ayurveda, step by patient step, grounding their knowledge in the principles of a system that pre-dates Western medical concepts by thousands of years. Next, they learn the sophisticated methods of evaluation that Ayurveda provides. Mastering these techniques takes practice and dedication. The previous steps, well practiced, have prepared the student to enter into the next stage, where they can stand beside the client and guide them on their journey of healing.More info →
From the archives of the quarterly journal, Ayurveda Today, published since 1988, this is a compilation of Vasant Lad's best articles on Ayurvedic remedies for both common and complex health problems. A must-have for the Ayurvedic practitioner, these clear, concise articles put forth a path to health and well-being for the layperson as well.
With almost twice the number of articles as the first, the new edition has 30 in-depth articles on common medical conditions including diabetes, headaches, and chronic fatigue syndrome presented from the perspective of Ayurvedic medicine. These articles talk about classic remedies such as herbal therapies, yoga postures, diet, and panchakarma therapies. Learn natural ways to support other therapies and improve your overall health and well-being.
This unique compendium is a testament to the relevance of Ayurveda in our modern world. Applying time-honored insights from this ancient science, it establishes an approach to disease management that is free from unwanted side effects. This book has arisen from Vasant Lad's decades of clinical and classroom experience. By elucidating the fundamental imbalances behind a range of diseases, these articles guide practitioners towards addressing causes, alleviating symptoms and eliminating the conditions that allow a disease to reoccur. They will inspire valuable insights in the hearts of those wishing to manage these diseases that are so prevalent in our current age.More info →
“What if you could shine the light of awareness on not only your subconscious mind, but also on the hidden elements and secret forces in the cosmos itself that influence your life? The Art and Science of Vedic Counseling by two remarkable educators, David Frawley and Suhas Kshirsagar, helps you understand how you as an individual microcosm of the entire universe can skillfully navigate through the world of material success, personal relationships, social interactions, health and wellbeing and higher consciousness. The book takes us into new territory that modern science and psychotherapy have yet to fully explore.”
― Deepak Chopra MD
“The various systems of Vedic science present universal truths, as well as principles and practices for living in harmony with those truths; In this book, David Frawley and Suhas Kshirsagar integrate these teachings and practices in the context of counseling, making this extraordinary science both accessible and relevant to modern living. ”
― Gary Kraftsow
Author: Yoga for Transformation
Founder: American Viniyoga Institutes
“This is a book of immense value for all counseling professionals, especially for those engaged in health and life-guidance fields like Yoga, Ayurveda & Astrology.”
― Chakrapani Ullal, Vedic Astrologer
A time-tested system for achieving health and happiness while balancing the demands of the modern woman's lifestyle.
• A perfect handbook for any woman for whom quality of life is a central issue.
• By one of the leading advocates of Ayurveda in the United States and the author of Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity.
• Provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, and menopause.
In today's fast-paced world, Ayurveda provides a way for women to live their lives more simply, more naturally, and more contentedly. Women's roles in creating and sustaining balanced, healthy lives for themselves and their families have never been more crucial, and this compelling book will help them fulfill their goals despite the numerous demands placed upon them. Unlike many Western programs for health that treat all individuals the same, the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda identifies different physiological and psychological makeups and explains the lifestyle, diet, and environment most conducive to well-being for each.
Ayurveda, India's "science of life," is particularly ideal for healing and empowering the female body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda for Women explores in detail the landmark changes associated with the three stages of life--childhood, adulthood, and old age--and provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, menopause, and other issues central to women's lives today. Simple to enact and profound in effect, Ayurveda could be the answer many women are seeking.More info →
"We are wellness. We are consciousness. That is our natural state. Disease is an imposter."
As one of the world's only female experts on the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurvedic medicine, renowned teacher Bri. Maya Tiwari has devoted her heart and soul to sharing the philosophy and methods that saved her from terminal cancer and redirected her life. Now, in The Path of Practice, she offers a short course in healing and living and reveals how she has gone back to the sources of Ayurvedic wisdom to reclaim time-honored, natural, and spiritual techniques for contemporary life.
Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at twenty-three, Bri. Maya was given two months to live. Her doctors' advice: die painlessly with heavy dosages of morphine. Instead, in the middle of winter, she left her career as a popular fashion designer in New York City and began several months of intensive meditation and holistic nutrition alone in a remote Vermont cabin. By Spring, her health and vitality had been restored. Inspired by dramatic visions and dreams of her family and ancestors, Bri. Maya became a student of one of India's few living masters of the traditional Vedas. Today, healthy in body and spirit, she devotes herself to teaching the wisdom practices of the Vedas to help others heal emotional and spiritual discomfort, dis-ease, and physical illness.
In The Path of Practice, Bri. Maya's gentle, compassionate voice instructs you in living life consciously in the present moment, so that you can recover your natural rhythms and align yourself and your inner cycles with the universe. With particular emphasis on using the primordial feminine healing power of shakti--which everyone possesses--Bri. Maya leads you through the daily practice, or sadhana, of a three-part wellness program that includes nutrition and cooking with whole foods, breath work and meditation, and chanting with healing sounds. Encouraged by the inspirational stories of Bri. Maya's life and those of others who have made these simple but powerful practices an integral part of their lives, you will learn how to take charge of your own health. Through Bri. Maya's unique philosophy and practice of "cosmic memory," you will discover your personal, body wisdom and intuition, your singular mission in the world, and your connection to the divine within you and around you.
Filled with illuminating insights, easy-to-follow recipes, and meditations and exercises that can be adapted to different lifestyles and traditions, The Path of Practice is one of the only holistic programs designed for women by a woman. Imbued with the spiritual strength and centeredness of its remarkable author, here is a practical and profound book you will turn to time and time again for instruction, wisdom, and peace of mind.More info →
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
Tired? Overworked? Stressed? Out of balance? Welcome to the twenty-first century, where women's stress levels have reached unprecedented heights. Between myriad responsibilities, women burn through even the energy gained from sufficient sleep and a healthy diet. The result? Hormonal havoc.
In clear, accessible language, internationally renowned doctor Claudia Welch explains hormones from A to Z, specifically how they relate to each other, how and why they become imbalanced, and how women can restore that balance. Welch includes simple diet tips, stress-management techniques, and natural sleep secrets. Using the principles of Ayurveda (popularized in the West by Deepak Chopra) and the holistic sensibility of Dr. Christiane Northrup, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life gives women the essential tools to achieve the perfect balance between their yin (sex hormones) and yang (stress hormones), and between the body and the mind.More info →
The great mysteries in our lives are the understanding of our personality,how we relate with other people and the world around us,and our place,if any,in the vast scheme of things.The other question we face is how we can improve our personal experience and our interactions with society,so that we live a happy harmonious and helpful life.
For thousands of years yoga has been addressing these questions and supplying the answers to them. Practical Yoga Psychology is an attempt to simply blend the teachings of yoga with those of psychology,psychiatry and other branches of western science to give us an overview of the human personality,an idea of where we are going and guidelines to proceed on our journey. A worthy companion to the many other classics brought out by Bihar School of Yoga and Yoga Publications trust,Bihar.More info →
Mukunda steers away from an increasing tendency to 'medicalize' yoga therapy by avoiding prescriptive recommendations for specific medical diagnoses. He presents sequences of Vinyasa and pranayama suited to the various Ayurvedic body types.
Yoga therapists and practitioners using this book can access a deeper level of preventative self-care, attuning to the rhythm of each individual. Enlivened by wisdom teachings, it provides food for body, soul and spirit, guiding practitioners towards fulfillment of their potential.More info →
Yoga & Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness.More info →
Light on Life brings the insight and wisdom of Indian astrology to the Western reader. Jyotish, or Indian astrology, is an ancient and complex method of exploring the nature of time and space and its effect upon the individual. Formerly a closed book to the West, the subject has now been clarified and explained by Hart de Fouw and Dr. Robert Svoboda, two experts and long-term practitioners. In Light on Life they have created a complete and thorough handbook that can be appreciated and understood by those with very little knowledge of astrology.More info →
What defines an excellent doctor? He or she must certainly have a wealth of scientific knowledge and practical experience - but is that enough?
Dr Claudia Welch explores how the effectiveness of a physician extends far beyond the ability to prescribe correct treatments, identifying how to enhance the efficacy of medicine using four core doctoring principals: theoretical knowledge, practical experience, dexterity and 'purity'.
Drawing on ancient Eastern medical traditions, modern Western science and her own experience, Dr Welch examines how we know what we know, the mechanics of doctor-patient emotional contagion, and the degree to which a patient's sensory experience in a medical office affects their experience of treatments delivered. She also offers practical steps to cultivating more refined perceptive abilities and improving results.
Dr Welch's book will be essential reading for all healthcare practitioners interested in understanding how to enhance the therapeutic outcomes of their practice, including doctors of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Naturopathy, as well as Western medical professionals and other complementary health practitioners.More info →
The notion of designing and respecting sacred space has been around for centuries, recognized in such current culture trends as Feng Shui, Wabi Sabi, and even the push to make homes greener. Vastu-India's ancient science of architecture and design for buildings and gardens-is the origin of traditions like Feng Shui, and finally gets a proper introduction in Vastu: Transcendental Home Design In Harmony with Nature ($29.95; Hardcover; Gibbs Smith, Publisher, October 2007) by Vastu sacred space design consultant Sherri Silverman.
Vastu is a beautifully illustrated and detailed guide to harnessing the tremendous power of this ancient tradition to create tranquil, attractive living spaces that bring the home-and everyone in it-back to center by enhancing inner peace, joy, prosperity, and relationships through attention to the structure and design of living and work areas. Vastu actually enables one to not just leave a light footprint on the earth, but to also improve the environment while living in a home that supports, nourishes, and protects health, happiness, and fulfillment.
Vastu covers all rooms in the home, as well as directions (north, south, east, west, northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest, center), the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space), the importance of beauty and natural materials, clearing of clutter, and air quality. Vastu also provides tips that teach how to use the power of meditation, love, grace and gratitude, sacred archetypal energies, mantras, and yantras to bless a house, and much more.
With five sections explaining the fundamentals of this ancient Vedic system, Vastu clearly and simply tells homeowners and apartment dwellers how to apply its principles to create a truly tranquil home, whether building new, or improving an existing space. Learn what Vastu is, and how it creates home as sanctuary. Discover the detailed components one should consider when creating a Vastu home to gain greater support for relationships, health, finance, and career. Walk through the house and yard for tips on the arrangement and décor of each area, and discover related, complementary techniques that can be applied to bless and energize the house. Finally, Vastu offers resources for further study, a detailed glossary, bibliography, and index.
Sherri Silverman, PhD has taught meditation, yoga, breathing techniques, and sacred text courses from the Vedic tradition since 1974. She holds a PhD in Creativity, the Arts, and the Sacred Application of Asian Concepts. Through her firm, Transcendence Design, she works with clients nationally and internationally, sharing the principles of Vastu for home, businesses, and community buildings. She lives in Santa Fe.More info →
Helps you diagnose your metabolic type and apply healing modalities.More info →
"Sound is more than simply a medium of artistic expression. Sound has practical and powerful applications in the real world."
Mantras, or simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention--specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity, and spiritual growth. Healing Mantras is the practical, how-to guide that makes the strengths and benefits of mantras available to everyone. The transformative power of sound has been passed down to the present from the sages of India, the classical scientists of ancient Greece, and the medieval monks of Europe. Mantras, sounds, and chants have inspired, comforted, and mended the lives of individuals, religious orders, and even entire cultures. Even though the science and discipline of chanting and formal prayer are practiced in every religion around the world, this is the first time that ancient Sanskrit mantras have been explained and adapted to Western needs.
One of the few Western experts in Hindu and Buddhist mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand has practiced mantra-based spiritual disciplines for twenty-five years. In this illuminating book, he explains how and why mantras work and shows how to use them for everything from controlling habits to overcoming fear, from curing specific ailments to finding inner peace. In each of the more than fifty mantras, all translated from the original Sanskrit, Ashley-Farrand unlocks the power of every word, explains its appropriate application, and tells you how to pronounce it in easy-to-follow phonetic symbols. Inside, you'll find mantras for
- Health - Worldly Success - Habit Control - Protection - Grief - Anger - Controlling Fear - Personal Attraction - Wisdom - Concentration and Mental Clarity - Healing Life Issues - and more!
These mantras can be repeated aloud or in silence and can be used by people of any religion or spiritual practice, "as you wash dishes, as you drive on the freeway, as you meditate, or as you cook." Sound can help and sound can heal, and Healing Mantras now makes this sound medicine available to everyone.More info →
Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis is a book that is about much more than Ayurvedic tongue diagnosis. It is one of the best books ever written on the relationship of Ayurvedic medicine to modern nutrition... I strongly recommend this book for both lay people and trained healers as a way to increase their depth of understanding and knowledge. This book helps us merge, in wonderful ways, with the healing powers of Ayurvedic principles as they are applied to the use of high vitality foods. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D. (H), Diplomate in Ayurveda, Author of Spiritual Nutrition and Conscious EatingMore info →
Guide to the use of herbs from Ayurvedic perspective. How to balance your constitution and practice self-healing.More info →
Caraka, the master physician, is believed to have lived in the first century A.D. The Samhita composed by him forms the bedrock of ayurvedic practice today. His contribution to India's cultural inheritance was profound. Caraka Samhita was, in fact, a revision of an older text Agnivesa Tantra, which was written several centuries before Caraka's time. This book retells the Samhita in a new format. Instead of adhering to the sequence of the Sthanas in the original, the author has retold the Samhita through thematically structured chapters, in contemporary idiom. The retelling has involved some degree of restructuring and condensation but has ensured that whatever is stated can be traced back to the original.More info →
Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.In Sanskrit, the word ayurveda consists of the words yus, meaning;longevity, and veda, meaning related to knowledge or science.Evolving throughout its history, ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia.The earliest literature on Indian medical practice appeared during the Vedic period in India.The Susruta Samhita and the Charaka Samhita were influential works on traditional medicine during this era. Over the following centuries, Ayurvedic practitioners developed a number of medicinal preparations and surgical procedures for the treatment of various ailments and diseases. In Western medicine, Ayurveda is classified as a system of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that is used to complement, rather than replace, the treatment regimen and relationship that exists between a patient and their existing physician. One of the well received and well sold books on the subject,it is a steady seller on the amazon website.More info →
Ayurvedic Medicine clearly and comprehensively presents the unique theories and traditions of Ayurveda making them accessible to the health practitioner of today.
With a brief history of traditional medicine in India and discussion of principles, treatment strategies and traditional Ayurvedic pharmacy and pharmacology, the book offers an essential overview of the culture in which Ayurveda has developed and the scientific basis behind this holistic approach. It details over 100 plant profiles of Ayurvedic herbs, with images of fresh and dried plants, and 50 traditional formulas, including characteristics, usage, combinations, contraindications, and safety and dosage information for each.
This essential resource explains the traditional medical system of Ayurveda, and provides guidance to students and practitioners on how to incorporate herbal medicine into their life and practice.More info →
This textbook explains clearly the Ayurvedic understanding of pathology and how to diagnosis the different stages of disease in the body and mind. Based on the functional nature of Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology Ayurvedic pathology recognizes several steps before disease as we know it in the West manifests. Hence, a profound understanding of pathology allows Ayurveda to prevent disease before it becomes “disease”. Ayurveda is truly a preventive medicine when understood correctly.
This book contains color photos to help students understand diagnosis better. Pulse and tongue diagnosis are clearly explained in a simple manner. There is also a special section on clinical psychology as per the Caraka Samhita. All the classical methods of understanding disease are explained in this textbook which is the result of the authors 27 years of practice. Perhaps the most important aspect of Ayurveda today is the rich variety of therapeutic approaches integrated in the system.
Therapeutics in Ayurveda is not a hodgepodge of different therapies; rather it is a comprehensive vision of health and well-being supported by nature’s abundant wealth of therapeutic substances. The fundamental vision of therapeutics is based on the functional vision of Ayurveda. This textbook explains in a clear, linear manner the two main approaches and many different categories of treatments available in Ayurvedic medicine, the basis of which is lifestyle therapies. Please note that this book has been edited and corrected and is now available since January 2016 in a revised 2nd edition. “Pathology and Diagnosis in Ayurveda” by Vaidya Atreya Smith is Volume Two in a four volume series of textbooks for Western students of Ayurveda.More info →
This is the first book that details how to choose Yoga asanas most appropriate for your unique body type according to the five thousand year old system of Ayurvedic medicine.More info →
Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, teaches that food plays an essential part in one's health and sense of well-being. Here is an authentic guide of the Ayurvedic approach to food and tasty vegetarian cooking.
The recipes are formulated using herbs and spices to help balance the constitution of each person. The effects of the foods on individual constitution is included with every recipe together with the medicinal properties of many of the foods.
This is a cookbook and much more. Included in this book are chapters on: the principles of Ayurveda and individual constitution; maintaining one's health, digestion and constitutional balance; the importance of proper food combining for optimal well-being; setting up an Ayurvedic kitchen and planning menus inclusive of every member of your family and more than 100 recipes of delicious Ayurvedic cuisine. These important sections include even more benefits from Ayurveda: nearly 300 simple remedies for everything from the common cold and skin problems to stabilizing blood sugar in diabetics, all using familiar household herbs, fruits and vegetables! A chart for determining your individual constitution.
Comprehensive food guidelines for basic constitutional types. A listing of the qualities of foods and their affects on the doshas.More info →
Includes 200 recipes for healthful living, prepared from ingredients easily available in the West.More info →
In his latest book, Dr. David Frawley unlocks ancient astrological understandings of the human body's inherent weaknesses based on positions of the planets and stars at birth. In so doing, he guides us to avert sickness by applying detailed traditional Vedic remedial measures and then helps us understand the karma behind illnesses when they do manifest.More info →
Pregnancy is an extraordinary time of transformation and a profound rite of passage that requires special care and guidance. The complementary tools and practices of Ayurveda and yoga have been used together for thousands of years to support a healthy body, balanced mind, and higher consciousness. With Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby, Margo Shapiro Bachman brings readers the first book to show how these "sister sciences" can support the miraculous journey of pregnancy. This thoroughly detailed guidebook shares practical and easy-to-apply teachings and information to help women experience pregnancy with radiant health and abundant joy, including:
• The basics of Ayurveda, yoga, diet, and lifestyle—cornerstone principles, basic terms and concepts, essential self-assessments, and more
• Month-by-month exercises and practices, including meditation, mantra, breathwork, asana, journaling, and massage
• Practical tips to encourage natural labor and delivery
• Guidance on staying healthy and happy in the precious first postpartum weeks with baby
For women everywhere, Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby is an indispensable resource for treasuring every moment of pregnancy and blessing the mother and child with health, happiness, consciousness, and love.More info →
A comprehensive audio-visual reference containing the vast majority of Sanskrit vocabulary used in Ayurveda in the West. 8 chants of invocation, 15 chanted verses on Ayurveda, and over 850 words shown in the original Devanagari script, transliteration and translation. Two CDs with 81 tracks of audio guide you through the spiral-bound book. Includes Sankhya terms, limbs of Ayurveda, major and minor texts, anatomy, doshas, subdoshas, srotas, nadis, marmas, dhatus, cakras, koshas, symptoms, herbs, ashes, panchakarma, diseases and much, much more. Full Sanskrit index and separate English index for easy lookup of any word. Reference tables in the back. All terms are recited twice with space for you to repeat.More info →
“Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners makes it such a joy to create delicious, healing meals that one’s relationship with food is forever transformed.”―Melanie Fiorella, MD, Associate Clinician Professor of Integrative Health at UC San Diego, visiting staff member of the Chopra Center’s Mind-Body Medical Group
Modern medicine treats most ailments with prescription drugs. However, for those who want a natural approach to wellness, Ayurveda is a powerful, effective means of holistic healing. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners takes a nature-based approach to wellness by turning to the oldest known medical system―food. Join expert Ayurveda practitioner Laura Plumb as she shows you how to practice the principles of Ayurveda in the kitchen with Ayurvedic cooking techniques for health and wellbeing.
Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is your complete guide to adopting the ancient science of Ayurveda with:
• An overview of Ayurveda from its history to present day
• More than 100 easy, satisfying recipes for every body type, or dosha, based on the fundamentals of Ayurveda
• A 5-step guide to Ayurvedic eating grounded in your body’s unique requirements and determined by a simple dosha quiz
• 4 seasonal, 7-day Ayurveda meal plans to help you maintain a balanced dosha season after season
"Laura Plumb inspires others to achieve vitality and radiant health. Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners should be on everyone’s bookshelf because understanding the principals of Ayurveda is essential to health and wellness."―Melissa Ambrosini, bestselling author & speaker
"Absolutely delicious book! Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners is a beautiful guidebook that brings awareness to healthy foods and fosters a love for cooking."―Dr. Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, Ayurveda teacher (India)More info →
The Sánkhya káriká 1908. This book, "The Sankhya karika or Sankhya Yoga", by Isvarakrsna, is a replication of a book originally published before 1887. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.More info →
Ayurveda is widely considered to be one of the oldest health care traditions still in practice today. Originating in India over 3,000 years ago, it is now increasingly recognized and practiced globally including in many European countries and the United States.
Food and nutrition play a crucial role in the health care wisdom of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic Science of Food and Nutrition discusses the various principles of healthy eating as prescribed by Ayurveda. Divided into three sections, it addresses the fundamentals, the clinical applications, and the future challenges of Ayurveda. Specifically, the book discusses issues such as the concept of diet, the use of food as medicine, especially to treat diabetes and cancer, convalescent food practices, and fasting therapy.
The Ayurvedic Science of Food and Nutrition is unique in that it is one of the only books to investigate the scientific rationale behind Ayurveda, enabling this health care tradition to potentially be incorporated into a Western clinical practice model when this latter conventional therapy is found to be ineffective.More info →
The book is written according to the curriculum framed by the Central Council for Indian medicine for Prasuti tantra subject (Paper-I) for BAMS graduates. Part-A and B of the syllabus are given separately.
Each topic is provided with Ayurvedic and modern concepts simultaneously.
Relevant slokas are given in Devanagari in each topic at appropriate places along with references.
All the literature, which is relevant to Obstetrics and Gynecology available in Ayurvedic classics, was consulted while preparing the book for authenticity and to bring conclusion of each topic.
To make the things easy to the students one annexure is given at the end, containing important Ayurvedic formulations useful in Prasuti tantra.
One Glossary of Sanskrit terminology is given along with probable equivalent medical terminology at the end. Back index of Ayurvedic as well as Modern aspects is given for easy reference at the end.
Pictorial representations and charts are also given at appropriate places for easy understanding of concepts.More info →
Ayurveda, the ancient art of healing, has been practiced in India for more than two thousand years and survives today as a living medical tradition whose principles are at the heart of many "alternative" therapies now used in the West. This "science of longevity" has parallels with Buddhist thought, and advocates a life of moderation through which the three humors of the body will be brought into balance. The writings selected for this volume are taken from Sanskrit medical texts written by the first Ayurvedic physicians, who lived between the fifth century b.c. and the fourteenth century a.d. Here readers will find wide-ranging and fascinating advice on the benefits of garlic therapy, prayers for protection against malevolent disease deities, surgical techniques, exercise regimens, the treatment of poisons, the interpretation of dreams, and more.More info →
In Path of Light, Volume 1: Introduction to Vedic Astrology, James Kelleher presents a comprehensive introduction to the science of Jyotish, the astrology of India. The first of a two-volume set, Volume 1 covers the principal building blocks of Jyotish, describing the signs, planets, houses, and nakshatras in a lucid style. Path of Light s treatment of the Nakshatras delves deeply into the symbolism and mythology of the 27 lunar constellations. It introduces many of the ancient myths and stories related to the nakshatras, opening a largely unexplored goldmine of archetypes, valuable to both advanced and beginning students of Vedic astrology. It also presents 27 original paintings done by a Rajasthani master artist, vividly depicting the nakshatra-related myths in a traditional style. Volume 1 contains a substantive section on the houses of the horoscope, including a methodical treatment of planets and house ruler placements in the houses. This makes the book a valuable reference for any serious student of Jyotish. James Kelleher also provides a free chart calculator on his website (www.jameskelleher.com), which makes all of the material in this book accessible to the beginning student or even the non-astrologer. The book is digested wisdom, not just standardized information or New Age fluff. It covers nearly everything the beginning Vedic astrologer would want to know, in both depth and detail. - Dr. David Frawley, author of over 20 books on the Vedic sciences.More info →
Nourishment comes in many forms—it's the food you eat, how you breathe and move your body, and the way you establish your daily routine. Living Ayurveda weaves together the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga in a modern, accessible way to provide a season-by-season guide for living a vibrantly rich year. Part cookbook, part lifestyle manual, each chapter includes simple vegetarian recipes, seasonal rituals, and self-care practices to cultivate your inner wisdom and feed your body, mind, and spirit.
In this book, you'll find:
• 80+ delicious vegetarian recipes to balance the body and strengthen digestion through the seasons
• Illustrated menu guides and cooking tips that demystify the process of building a balanced meal
• Yoga sequences and breathing techniques to help align with the energy of each season
• Seasonal rituals based on moon cycles to strengthen your intuition and develop a personal routine at home
Learn from ancient wisdom to know yourself intimately, be open to new discoveries, and see where this path takes you to allow a deeper wisdom to blossom in your life.More info →