Friday, 15 February 2019

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad


 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, kapha) 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 the 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, color, and aromatherapy may also be employed. The purpose of this book is to acquaint you with these natural methods, so you can make the lifestyle choices and learn the self-healing modalities that are right for you in order to create, maintain, or restore health and balance.

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that means “the science of life and longevity.” According to this science, every individual is both a creation of cosmic energies and a unique phenomenon, a unique personality. Ayurveda teaches that we all have a constitution, which is our individual psychobiological makeup. From the moment of conception, this individual constitution is created by the universal energies of Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.
 

 Contents of "The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies"
 Part I: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE
1. Ayurveda: Body, Mind, and Soul
  • The Universe and How We Are Connected
  • The Five Elements: Building Blocks of Nature
  • The Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
  • The Twenty Qualities: An Important Key to Healing
2. Discover Your Mental and Physiological Type
  • Prakruti and Vikruti
  • How to Determine Your Constitutional Type
  • Characteristics of the Vata Individual
  • Characteristics of the Pitta Individual
  • Characteristics of the Kapha Individual
  • How to Use This Knowledge
3. Why We Get Sick
  • The Definition of Health
  • Ten Factors in Health and Illness
  • How Disease Develops
 Part II: PUTTING AYURVEDA TO WORK
4. How We Can Stay Healthy
  • Awareness
  • Taking Action to Modify the Cause
  • Restoring Balance
  • Techniques for Cleansing and Purification
  • A Simple Home Purification
  • Rejuvenation and Rebuilding
  • Self-Esteem
5. Ayurvedic Lifestyle: The Ultimate Preventive Medicine
  • In Tune with Nature
  • Ayurvedic Daily Routine
  • Seasonal Routines6. Breathing Techniques
  • The Secret of Pranayama
  • Six Breathing Techniques
7. Meditation and Mental Discipline
  • Empty Bowl Meditation
  • So-Hum Meditation
  • Double-Arrowed Attention
8. Ayurvedic Dietary Guidelines
  • Food Guidelines for the Constitutional Types
  • The Six Tastes
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Habits
  • Incompatible Food Combinations
  • Food and the Three Gunas
Part III: SECRETS OF AYURVEDIC SELF-HEALING: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLNESSES AND REMEDIES
  • How to Use the Encyclopedia
  • Components of Ayurvedic Healing
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Cautions




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