Ayurveda for Women

A Guide to Vitality and Health
By (author) Dr. Robert E. Svoboda

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Ayurveda for Women
A Guide to Vitality and Health
By (author) Dr. Robert E. Svoboda

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Pages : 192

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892819393

Imprint : Healing Arts Press

On Sale Date : December 01, 2000

Format : Paperback Book

Ayurveda for Women explores the landmark changes associated with the three stages of life--childhood, adulthood, and old age--and provides practical advice on issues central to women's lives including sleep, diet, beauty care, massage, relationships, childcare, and menopause.
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About Ayurveda for Women

A time-tested system for achieving health and happiness while balancing the demands of the modern woman's lifestyle.


• A perfect handbook for any woman for whom quality of life is a central issue.


• By one of the leading advocates of Ayurveda in the United States and the author of Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity.


• Provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, and menopause.


In today's fast-paced world, Ayurveda provides a way for women to live their lives more simply, more naturally, and more contentedly. Women's roles in creating and sustaining balanced, healthy lives for themselves and their families have never been more crucial, and this compelling book will help them fulfill their goals despite the numerous demands placed upon them. Unlike many Western programs for health that treat all individuals the same, the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda identifies different physiological and psychological makeups and explains the lifestyle, diet, and environment most conducive to well-being for each.

Ayurveda, India's "science of life," is particularly ideal for healing and empowering the female body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda for Women explores in detail the landmark changes associated with the three stages of life--childhood, adulthood, and old age--and provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, menopause, and other issues central to women's lives today. Simple to enact and profound in effect, Ayurveda could be the answer many women are seeking.

Table of Contents

Table of content

Ayurveda for Women
A Guide to Vitality and Health

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Foundations of Health
2. Health, Disease, and the Three Doshas
3. Childhood: The Kapha Age
4. Womanhood: The Pitta Age
5. The Wise Woman: The Vata Age
6. Nature: The Ageless One
Appendix 1: Food Guidelines for Basic Constitutional Types
Appendix 2: Herbal Remedies
Bibliography
Resources
Glossary 
Index

Author Bio
The first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice in India, Dr. Robert Svoboda is the leading advocate of Ayurveda in the United States. He teaches at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, lectures around the world, and is the founder of Sushakti, a company providing traditional Ayurvedic products. His many books include the bestseller Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity.
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Reviews

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Book Praise

"Dr. Svoboda's clear writing style allows easy access for the most uninitiated reader. . . . a terrific read."
Katie MacGregor, Magical Blend, Summer 2001

"Ayurveda as outlined here could be the answer many women are seeking."

Branches of Light, Spring into Summer 2001

"Svoboda is uniquely able to detail health issues central to female lives."
PJ Birosik, Nexus, January/February 2002

"Ayurveda for Women provides all the information contemporary women need to achieve awareness, and does so in an easy to understand manner. It's essential reading for any woman interested in keeping herself and her family healthy and happy."
Sandra I. Smith, The Midwest Book Review

"Ayurveda for Women provides a way for women to live their lives more simply, more naturally and more contentedly."
Share Guide, Jan/Feb 2002

"This is a practical guide on creating and sustaining a balanced, healthy life by following Ayurvedic principles, including meditation and massage."
The American Herb Association, Vol. 20:2

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