Outlining the basic elements of the ancient system of Ayurveda, Shubhra Krishan teaches readers how to recognize their energy and body type, and to use Ayurvedic principles to create a balanced diet and lifestyle for their optimum health. She offers tips and suggestions for finding the best products or for creating your own with her recipes for food, beauty care, and other healthcare items. Illustrations are included.
Based on 5,000 years of practice and observation, and popularised in part in the works of Deepak Chopra, 'ayurveda' translates into 'the science of life' and takes into account the spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of health. After a brief definition of Ayurveda and the basic elements, Essential Ayurveda outlines the practical steps any person can take to become healthier.