Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda Volume One

Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda Volume One

by Vasant Dattatray Lad, Kevin Curry, Carlos Luna, Shawn O'Connor
     
 

Dr. Lad presents in this seminal textbook the philosophical and fundamental principles of Ayurveda. The unique aim of the text is to provide easy, direct access to the ancient Vedic texts upon which Ayurveda is based - Charaka, Sushruta, and Vagbhata. Reflective of his dynamic and inspirational teaching style, Dr. Lad illuminates in his writing the essence of

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Dr. Lad presents in this seminal textbook the philosophical and fundamental principles of Ayurveda. The unique aim of the text is to provide easy, direct access to the ancient Vedic texts upon which Ayurveda is based - Charaka, Sushruta, and Vagbhata. Reflective of his dynamic and inspirational teaching style, Dr. Lad illuminates in his writing the essence of Ayurveda - a science of moment-to-moment living with awareness. The text especially captures the beauty of Dr. Lad's lectures, which flow from his heart in a river of healing wisdom. An initial orientation to the six foundational Ayurvedic philosophies opens the text. A succinct, clear description of doshic theory and subtypes segues to indepth treatment of digestion, the primary source of life. The core of the text surveys the nature, function, and byproducts of the seven major bodily tissues. Central Ayurvedic concepts, such as karma, chakras, and koshsas are also addressed, along with the subtle energetics of the doshas - ojas, tejas, and prana. The popular issue of nutrition is elaborated extensively from an Ayurvedic perspective, including the energetics, actions, and digestive processes of food. The comprehensive scope of this volume makes it an essential point of departure for pursuing deeper Ayurvedic knowledge. In his Ayurvedic studies program, Vasant Lad teaches Ayurveda as a science of moment-to-moment living. This textbook conveys the philosophical and fundamental principles of Ayurveda, providing a detailed foundation upon which to pursue deeper knowledge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883725075
Publisher:
Ayurvedic Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Series:
Textbook of Ayurveda Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
257,577
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword / xv
Preface / xix
Acknowledgements / xxi
About the Author / xxiii
The Use of Sanskrit / xxv

Chapter One - Shad Darshan
Chapter Two - Universal Attributes and Doshic Theory
Chapter Three - The Doshas and Their Subtypes
Chapter Four - Agni, The Digestive Fire
Chapter Five - Dhatus, Part I, Rasa, Rakta, and Mamsa Dhatus
Chapter Six - Dhatus, Part II, Meda, Asthi, Majja, Shukra and Artava Dhatus
Chapter Seven - Srotamsi, The Bodily Channels and Systems
Chapter Eight - Ojas, Tejas, Prana
Chapter Nine - Digestion and Nutrition

Appendix / 287
Glossary / 299
Bibliography / 315
Index / 317

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