Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy developed by Mukunda Stiles describes the underlying elements of both Yoga and Ayurveda, the latter being the healing side of the former. The author provides the reader, the deep wisdom of Yoga as an experience through the science of life, Ayurveda. By marrying the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Mukunda steers a way from an increasing tendency to 'medicalize' yoga therapy. Instead of offering prescriptive recommendations for specific medical diagnoses, he presents sequences of Vinyasa and pranayama suited to the various Ayurvedic body types. Yoga therapists and practitioners using this book can access a deeper level of preventative self-care, attuning to the rhythm and balance of each individual. Enlivened by stories and wisdom teachings, this book provides food for body, soul and spirit, guiding practitioners towards fulfillment of their highest potential.
To properly comprehend the vast knowledge and perspective of Yoga, and especially Ayurveda, you must gaze through the eyes and understanding of a master teacher. Through Mukunda’s book, you have the opportunity to experience the science of life and the wisdom of yoga through the wise eyes and soul of a master. It helps you understand Ayurveda and Yoga sufficiently, leading you to specific Classical Yoga practices that have the potential to bring about a lasting change in your lifestyle, health, and overall outlook on the purpose of life.