Ayurvedic Books

Excellent Books on Ayurveda

This is a list of books that I recommend for studying Ayurveda.

* indicates an excellent book to begin with
 
By Vasant Lad (B.A.M.S.) [The Ayurvedic Institute: www.ayurveda.com]
Textbook of Ayurveda: Vol 1: Fundamental Principles [The Ayurvedic Press, 2001]
Textbook of Ayurveda, Vol 2: Clinical Assessment [The Ayurvedic Press, 2006]
* The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies [Harmony Books, 1998]
Secrets of the Pulse [The Ayurvedic Press, 1996]
* Science of Self-Healing [Sunstone Press, 1984]
 
By Robert Svoboda (B.A.M.S.) [www.drsvoboda.com]
* Prakruti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution, 2nd Ed. [Lotus Press, 1998]
Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity [Penguin, 1992]
* Ayurveda for Women [Healing Arts Press, 2000]
 
By David Frawley (D.O.M.) [American Institute of Vedic Studies: www.vedanet.com]
Ayurvedic Healing: A Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Ed. [Lotus Press, 2000]
Ayurvedic Healing Correspondence Course
* Yoga and Ayurveda [Lotus Press, 1999]
Yoga and Ayurveda Advanced Correspondence Course
Ayurveda and the Mind [Lotus Press, 1996]
Ayurveda and Marma Therapy [Lotus Press, 2003]
 
By Swamini Mayatitananda (formerly Maya Tiwari) [Wise Earth School of Ayurveda: www.wisearth.org]
* Ayurveda: A Life of Balance [Healing Arts Press, 1995]
Ayurveda: Secrets of Healing [Lotus Press, 1995]
Ayurveda: A Path of Practice (for women) [Ballantine Books, 2000]
 
By Other Authors
The Ayurveda Encyclopedia by Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha [AHC Press, 1998]
Ayurveda and Panchakarma by Sunil V. Joshi (B.A.M.S.) [Lotus Press, 1997]
Ayurvedic Medicine by Sebastian Pole [Churchill Livingstone, 2006]
The Language of Ayurveda by Nicolai Bachman [Trafford/Sanskrit Sounds, 2006]
 
Cookbooks
 
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing, 2nd Ed. by Usha and Vasant Lad [The Ayurvedic Press, 1997]
* The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar [Lotus Press, 1990]


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I think Nicolai's presentation was EXCELLENT. I really enjoyed learning about the cakras. He made it sound so much more logical and grounded than most present on this topic. Connecting the marmas, nadis and cakras just makes sense! And I had never really looked at the verses in the HYP (Hatha Yoga Pradipika). Most importantly, I had one of my most settled meditation experiences last night. I could have sat for hours! Chanting was a wonderful way to awaken the energy in each cakra. I truly could feel the support of that kundalini energy moving up my spine. I was a little "high" when I came home and had to stay up for a few hours to settle.

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