Discovering the True You with Ayurveda: How to Nourish, Rejuvenate, and Transform Your Life

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Also known as "the science of life," Ayurveda is a complete system of knowledge that deals with physical health, mental balance, spiritual well-being, social welfare, relationships, environmental issues, dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as the treatment of specific ailments. This deep knowledge has been passed down to us through the last fifty generations of Ayurvedic teachers in India, and its reputation is now growing internationally as a rich, coherent, and effective ...

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Overview

Also known as "the science of life," Ayurveda is a complete system of knowledge that deals with physical health, mental balance, spiritual well-being, social welfare, relationships, environmental issues, dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as the treatment of specific ailments. This deep knowledge has been passed down to us through the last fifty generations of Ayurvedic teachers in India, and its reputation is now growing internationally as a rich, coherent, and effective system of natural living and healing.

Discovering the True You with Ayurveda guides readers to optimum health and happiness through the seven pathways of Ayurveda. Beginning by helping you to discover your natural constitutional type, the book gives recommendations on the diet, exercise, and mental and spiritual outlook that you as an individual will benefit from. With your new understanding of your true constitution, you can use the information in Discovering the True You with Ayurveda to tailor a lifestyle and fitness program that works on all levels so you can live a truly authentic life. In all the essential aspects of contemporary life, from the food you eat to the work you do, from the relationships that sustain you to the natural world that nurtures you, it can guide you to health and happiness by teaching you how to fulfill your potential, empower yourself, and find meaning and purpose in everything you do.

The book is divided into chapters relating to a specific area of wellbeing: Constitution, Nourishment, Cleansing, Rejuvenation, Strength and Stillness, Ecology, and Relationship. Author Sebastian Pole, an experienced Ayurvedic practitioner, packs the book with philosophical insights, dietary and nutritional information, massage and rejuvenation plans, meditation and yoga exercises, and Indian parables to illustrate Ayurvedic principles and impart some of its cultural background. The book also includes the Pukka Pantry, an appendix of Ayurvedic herbs and their benefits.

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“[Discovering the True You with Ayurveda] is intended to make ayurveda accessible in the modern world and understood in the context of western application. … For any yogi, the message of ‘listening to your body’ is not a new one, but the book enforces this practice in terms of regulating bodily functions, appetite, and sleep schedule as well. The information is provided in easily digestible sections with highlighted information on insets, which helped to keep me engaged during reading. It reads like an interactive guidebook to customize the reader's experience … with easy-to-follow instructions and pictograms, you'll get a fuller understanding and application of the tools at any experience level.”
—Jessica Rienecker, Project Manager, Yoga Teacher Magazine

“This comprehensive book about Ayurveda is packed with knowledge and practical applications for utilizing the Ayurvedic system to ‘nourish, rejuvenate, and transform’ your life. … From diet to yoga to addictions to herbal remedies to spiritual wisdom, this book is truly the only roadmap you'll need for the ‘art of living wisely.’”
New Consciousness Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583946718
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,488,835
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

SEBASTIAN POLE is a trained practitioner in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbalism (Ayur prac, Lic OHM, MAPA, MRCHM, MURHP), and runs an Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal clinic in Bath in England. He is former Chairman of the Ayurvedic Practitioner Association Pharmacopoeia Committee in the United Kingdom. A qualified yoga teacher and therapist, he has a degree in Hindi and Indian Religion from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.

In 2001, Pole cofounded Pukka Herbs, a company that grows organic Ayurvedic herbs on over 1,000 acres of land in India. Pukka Herbs is now the UK's leading Ayurvedic company, selling a range of award-winning organic teas, herbal remedies, and massage oils throughout Europe.

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