Ayurveda – the Vedic Science of Health, is being seen by many as the leading mode of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Therapy in the future because of its comprehensive approach to the mind-body system. In the ancient times Ayurveda was found effective in inducing kayakalpa (transformation of a diseased or weak body into a young vigorous one) and providing longevity of youthful health and charm. The polluted environment and inability of people to stick to the ascetic disciplines desired for kayakalpa certainly restrain such magical effects in the modern times. However, the holistic healthcare and natural healing offered by this ancient medical science continue to justify its importance in several respects. Moreover, yoga is an integral part of the total healthcare approach under this Vedic Science. Applications of the rapidly becoming popular choice of herbal therapies would also be incomplete without the knowledge of the original science of these emanated from the Vedas – the Ayurveda. This perhaps is the main reason why more and more people, not only in India but also across the globe, are getting attracted towards Ayurveda.
The holistic approach of Ayurveda pays attention to every aspect of life. It gives us practical guidance on the secrets of perfect health, which lie in its principle of "living in complete harmony with our natural system". It is amazing to note that the recommendations made in the Ayurvedic scriptures ages ago remain valid and effective even today. The ancient experts of this Vedic science had compiled a volume entitled "Swastha Vratta Sammuchchaya" to describe the methods of prevention of sickness and maintenance of health under changing conditions of weather, place, time, etc. This book on Health-Tips from the Vedas gives the excerpts – most relevant in todays context from such scriptures for our ready-reference.
Table of content
1. Yoga and Ayurveda
2. Unique Approach of Ayurveda:
3. Guidelines on Morning Chores
4. Importance of Food: Scriptural Excerpts
5. Subtle Qualities of Food
6. What to Eat How to Eat?
7. Guidelines on the Routine of Night
8. Regularity of Prayers and Worship
9. Remedies to Control the Aggravated Doshas
||Dr. Pranav Pandya
||Yug nirman yojana press
||Yug Nirman Yojana Vistara Trust