This book is based on Ayurveda, the ancient healing science of India, by a Westerner first ever to obtain a degree in Ayurveda.
It is meant to reintroduce modern man to "Walking With Naked Feet" through life to come back into contact with Nature. Although centuries old the concept of individual constitution is a new concept for the modern mind, a new way for all of us to understand our 'relationship' with nature. Ayurveda is above all meant for all people who by harmonizing themselves seek to act as harmonizing forces in the universe.
An ancient way to health, rejuvenation and longevity-Ayurved, The healing science of India is introduced by Dr. Robert Svoboda in Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution. The author is the first and thus far the only Westerner ever to obtain a degree in Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. He studied for six years at the Tilak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya in Poona, India, where Dr. Vasant Lad was one of his professors, and graduated in 1980. Since that time he has traveled extensively around the world, lecturing and conducting workshops on Ayurveda and allied subjects. Dr. Svoboda is the author of The Ayurvedic Home Study Course and of eleven books thus far, including six on Ayurveda and two on Jyotisha (Indian Astrology). His three-book Aghora series introduces the West to some of the little-known traditions of Tantra as espoused by his teacher Vimalananda.
"The book caters to two kinds of readers. First, those who want to look beautiful outwardly. For such people the author has included chapters on exercise, sleep, bath, fresh air, aroma therapy, rejuvenation therapy and so on. Second, those interested in or practising beauty therapy and body aesthetics." - Uma Vasudeva, The Tribune, Nov.5, 1995
"While the title proclaims it to be about 'Prakriti', the book is something more than this. There is a competent and very readable introduction to the basic principles of ayurveda." - A.V. Balasubramanian, Indian Review of books, 16 Nov. 1996 - 15 Dec. 1996
"The book is replete with profound insights and carry the unmistakable stamp of the author's erudition and experience. The presentation is scholarly, brilliant and incisive in its analysis. At the same time, the abstruse concepts are explained with remarkable clarity and precision in elegant and vigorous prose." - V.R.K. Raman, The Mountain Path, Dec. 1996.
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