Ayurveda is the oldest complete medical system in the world, the origins of which can be traced back 4,000 years to the Vedic civilisation of India. Ayurvedic medicine is based on the principle that each individual has a unique constitution which is determined by the balance of three vital energies in the body - the three Doshas. All foods and lifestyles have an effect on their overall balance, and disease is understood as an imbalance of these respective energies.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible guide to Ayurvedic diets and lifestyles, based on the constitution of body and mind, with emphasis placed on its preventative aspect with the inclusion of allied therapies such as yoga, rejuvenation and virilification.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2002
- 194 x 260mm