Synopses & Reviews
Ayurveda is perhaps one of the most popular "holistic" health practices in the United States. Based on 5,000 years of practice and observation and popularized in part in the works of Deepak Chopra, "ayurveda" translates into "the science of life" and takes into account the spiritual, mental, and physcial aspects of health. After a brief definition of ayurveda and the basic elements, ESSENTIAL AYURVEDA outlines the practical steps any person can take to become healthier.
According to the author, "ayurveda" is a verb. The book is set up with simple suggestions to get readers started on the path to good health. As Shubhra writes, "attack your goal of great health in bite-sized chunks, and youll get there without ever overstepping your comfort zone. In concrete terms, to "do" Ayurveda is to make healthy choices in daily life. These choices can be as simple as choosing fresh fruit over a donut, choosing a health magazine over a horror novel, choosing to sleep instead of watching late night television."
"[S]urpassed my expectations...Krishan explores and explains each principle in comprehensible terms." Healing Lifestyles & Spas
"[It's] jargon-free, practical approach makes it a pleasure to read...compelling enough that you just might want to try it." Alternative Medicine
Based on the ancient system of Ayurveda, this practical guide profiles simple key concepts of good health.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-255) and index.
Outlining the basic elements of the ancient system of Ayurveda, Shubhra Krishan teaches readers how to recognize their energy and body type, and to use Ayurvedic principles to create a balanced diet and lifestyle for their optimum health. She offers tips and suggestions for finding the best products or for creating your own with her recipes for food, beauty care, and other healthcare items. Illustrations are included.
About the Author
Shubhra Krishan has worked in print and television journalism for fourteen years. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO.