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Ayurveda is a holistic healing tradition from India whose history is linked to the development of yoga. It is an ancient system in which physical and spiritual well-being comes from a number of sources, including a healthful diet based on one’s individual constitution.
Ayurveda is about achieving a physical and spiritual balance through a number of means, including yoga, aromatherapy, and diet. This all-vegetarian cookbook based on Ayurvedic traditions features delectable and nutritious recipes that appeal to particular doshas, which are one’s personal constitution based on physical and mental characteristics: fire (pitta), air (vata), and earth (kapha). (The book includes a dosha questionnaire so readers can determine their own.) And while the recipes are authentically Ayurvedic, they feature easy-to-find ingredients and modern-day cooking methods appropriate for busy schedules.
The book also includes yoga postures, cleansing programs, and information on aromatherapy, color therapy, and Abhyanga massage. There are also suggested meat substitutions for non-vegetarians. (Ayurveda is not exclusively vegetarian, although this book is.)
Written with both converts and beginners in mind, The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook is a twenty-first-century approach to a five-thousand-year-old tradition that will restore your health, energy, and sense of well-being.
|Publisher:||Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Amrita Sondhi is a certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic cooking teacher; she also was a co-founder of Lululemon Athletica, the activewear company. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The text & recipes are great but any cookbook needs a good contents and index. In this one the contents doesn't list the individual recipes, and the index is for the paper edition so the page numbers are wrong. With no way to find a recipe easily the book is next to useless.
I thought this was a very good cookbook and I think it will help those who need to know which foods are best for them to eat. She puts at the top of each recipe how it will effect each dosha, which I found very helpful, and most of the recipes sounded very delicious. I would encourage those interested in Ayurvedic cooking to give this book a try.