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Ayurveda Wisdom
A Simple Wisdom Book
Cybele Tomlinson
ISBN: 9781573247160
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel
7 x 7
200 pages
March 31, 2002


The latest in the Simple Wisdom series, Ayurveda Wisdom is an accessible guide to this ancient and increasingly popular healing system. Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old Indian medical system, is a complete system of self-healing for the body, mind, and spirit. The goal is to create perfect health using natural means to maintain a balanced life.

From the book:
"Many people associate Ayurveda with the beauty products and spa treatments that have recently become available, and these do, indeed, have their roots in the Ayurvedic tradition. But there is so much more great wisdom in Ayurveda that you can take advantage of, and it's my feeling that even a rudimentary understanding of Ayurveda's principles can help you begin to change your life in simple and commonsense ways that can have lasting benefits for your health."

Cybele Tomlinson, the author of Simple Yoga, takes readers through the history of this tradition, describes the body types (the doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha); balancing the doshas; the importance of food; Ayurvedic healing practices, meditation practices, and remedies for common ailments. Readers will be able to test themselves to determine their body types and learn the best ways to find balance through food choices, meditation, temperature regulation, and exercise.

Cybele Tomlinson is the director of the Berkeley Yoga Center. A longtime yoga teacher and bodyworker, she also writes for Yoga Journal. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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