Ayurveda, the science of life, is the extraordinary natural healing tradition of India, going back over five thousand years. It is closely connected with the profound yoga and meditation paths of the region, emphasizing consciousness as the foundation of health and well-being. Ayurveda is a powerful system of mind-body medicine covering all aspects of physical, psychological and spiritual healing. It teaches us the language of nature so that we can take control of our own karma. It unlocks the secret healing powers of nature, transmitting the very wisdom of the life force (prana).
Ayurveda, Nature's Medicine contains a full description of Ayurveda on all levels from diet and herbs to yoga and meditation, explaining both Ayurvedic diagnostic and treatment methods. It covers all the material found in two-year Ayurvedic programs in India for foreign students. Notably, it explains key Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations for diet, exercise and sexuality, outlining daily and seasonal regimens for optimal health and vitality. The book is an important addition to any Ayurvedic library and is excellent reading for anyone interested in the eastern roots of mind-body medicine. It is perhaps the best available textbook on Ayurveda for serious students.
"...This is the only contemporary book that deals with acupressure in Ayurveda. The detailed and easily understandable treatment of the marma points or the Ayurvedic pressure points in the book is an invaluable contribution to contemporary literature on Ayurveda." - The Weekend Observer, August 24, 1996
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Vedic Topics including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology,Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga, and Tantra, as well as translations and interpretations from the Vedas. Dr. Frawley has been given many awards for his work in India including the Veda Vyasa award by the International Institute of India Studies. He is a Jyotish Kovid through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, and is also the President of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, the American offshoot of the Indian council; He has a Doctorês degree in Chinese Medicine and has also been certified as an expert through the University of Poona for his knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is presently Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.