233p., Gloss., Bib., 21 cm. (Jaikrishnadas Ayurveda Series No. 188)
A. WHAT IS AYURVEDA? 1. Introduction 2. Triguna And Panchamahabhuta [Three qualities and five elements] 3. Tri-Dosha And Prakrati [Three basic constituents & body type] 4. Agni, Dhatus And Malas
B. HOW AYURVEDA IS USEFUL? [IN MAINTAINIG PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH] 5. Daily Regimen, Seasonal Regimen And Rejuvenation 6. Hygiene, Social Regimen And Ethical Practices. 7. Yogasana And Pranayam 8. The Three Supporting Pillars [1. Food, 2. Sleep, 3. Control On Senses]
C. WHAT IS IN MY BODY AND MIND? 9. What Is In My Body 10. What Is In My Mind
D. WHAT MAKES AYURVEDA UNIQUE? 11. Special Diagnosts Methods of Ayurveda 12. Unique Ways of Treatment in Ayurveda 13. Panchakarma 14. Become Your Own Doctor 15. Beauty and Ayurveda 16. Healthy Food Receipies
Knowledge of Ayurveda is vast like a sea; there is no end to it. After studying academic Ayurveda for ten years and practicing Ayurveda since 1995, still I can not say that I have learned even fifty percent of Ayurveda. There is much more to learn. I have met some old vaidyas (Ayurvedic doctor), who were practicing Ayurveda since fifty years but still they used to read some text of Ayurveda. Because whenever you go through any Classical Ayurveda text like Charak samhita or Sushruta samhita, every time you find new meaning of shlokas (verse), they content such a deep knowledge in them. So it is difficult to over the sea in small bottle, we only can have a glimpse of sea, in the bottle, filled with sea water. Same with this book "Your health and Ayurveda". Some patients and seekers of ayurveda, who wanted to know basics of ayurveda and general information about health care, they were insisting me to write small book, which contents basics of Ayurveda and knowledge about maintenance of health without use of medicine. So after one year this book is ready for the readers.