viii, 272p., Index, 21 cm. (First pub. in 1997, U.K.)
Within the Ayurvedic tradition, the food regime is a vital aspect. Wholesome meals are to be eaten calmly, followed by a short period of contemplation. particularly recommended are energy- giving foods known as 'sattvic', whole milk, wheat-based products, rice and vegetable oil. Foods which sap energy, cassed 'tamasic', should be avoided. This book takes you back to the basic pleasure of awareness, and appreciate the properties of the ingredients.