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Guide Picks - Top 5 Books on Ayurveda
Often referred to as the "Mother of all healing", Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical system that has found great relevance in today's stressful world. Here's a selection of good books on Ayurveda, suitable for all concerned with well-being.
1) "The Complete Illustrated Guide To Ayurveda"
By Gopi Warrier & Deepika Gunawant, MD
At a time when more and more people are turning to Ayurveda to stay healthy, this book is a must for reference. But unlike most reference books on the topic, this is quite engaging and enjoyable! Written by two experts, this book is true to its name — a complete guide, easy to follow, lucidly illustrated and authoritative.
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2) "Practical Ayurveda:
Secrets for Physical, Sexual & Spiritual Health"

By Atreya & David Frawley
This book demystifies Ayurveda in fourteen chapters. It claims to teach you "how to recognize your own body type and what you can do to maintain healthy balance in your life." It also discusses weight loss, beauty care, Pranic healing, psychology and meditation and various methods of sexual rejuvenation.

3) "Ayurveda - A Life of Balance: The Complete Guide
to Ayurvedic Nutrition & Body Types with Recipes"

By Maya Tiwari
This book is famous for being written by a cancer patient. The author, who was diagnosed for ovarian cancer took up Ayurveda, which cured her completely. Apart from dealing with all the fundamentals of the system, here she helps you identify your "body type" through questionnaires and charts and recommends menus and vegetarian recipes.

4) "Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide"
By Vasant D. Lad & Angela Werneke (Illustrator)
Here's a book on the principles and practical application of Ayurveda by a well-known professor and practitioner of ayurvedic medicine. Numerous charts, diagrams and tables help you understand the oldest healing technique. However, some prescriptions here may be hazardous, if not dealt with utmost care.
5) "Ayurveda for Women: A Guide to Vitality and Health"
By Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
This book proves how an age-old medical tradition can help the modern woman keep healthy? Today's women would benefit from the practical advice on exercise, diet, beauty care, massage, sleep, sex, childcare and menopause. Suitable for women of any age: child, adult, and old.

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