Top Ayurvedic reads for complete beginners

With the UK and the majority of the rest of the world in lockdown at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, now is the perfect time to refocus on improving your health and wellbeing from home.

As one of the oldest medical systems on the planet, Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to enhancing our physical and mental health and wellbeing.

As our CEO and Founder Dr Nitasha Buldeo puts it “Ayurveda delivers the key principles needed to cherish our bodies as well as love and honour who we are”. With this in mind, Ayurvedic principles can be called on in daily life to unlock some pretty impressive health benefits.

If you’re new to the power of Ayurvedic medicine, reading up on this ancient healing science will provide the perfect introduction to Ayurveda and the rewards it can unlock for all.

Make sure your time in lockdown is spent wisely and your health positively influenced as a result by getting stuck into these top Ayurvedic reads for complete beginners.

Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Dattatray Lad

Explore the key principles of Ayurveda and how they can be applied directly to your everyday life with this fantastic book for beginners. Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing explores everything Ayurvedic from its origins, diagnostic techniques and principles to diet and medicinal use, including first aid and food aid.

Author Vasant Dattatray Lad calls on a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide this key text for beginners and those wishing to deepen their understanding of Ayurveda.

It’s not the first title he’s penned either. After finishing The Science of Self-Healing you may want to explore Lad’s The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies and The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine.

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom by Acharya Shunya

Empower yourself, find balance and restore health by reading this essential guide from Acharya Shunya. Shunya uses her experience in holistic health and traditional yoga to provide an insight into traditional Ayurvedic treatments and detail on how Ayurveda can be integrated into modern lifestyles.

Despite being a well-known Ayurvedic healer, teacher, and scholar in her own right, Shunya uses the teachings of another renowned healer to inspire her works as Best in Yoga revealed in a recent review:

“The author shares her experience in learning Ayurveda directly from her grandfather. Basic principles, body types, and diets are discussed based on the different seasons. The book also includes different recipes and remedies that can be constructed based on one’s personal needs and constitution. A good book to read for beginners who also wants to learn about beauty routines and rituals.”

The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar

The Ayurvedic diet plays a vital role in unlocking the various advantages that go hand-in-hand with leading an Ayurvedic lifestyle.

Ayurvedic cooking isn’t as tricky as many people think, and with The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar you’ll have an endless supply of delicious and easy recipes to try in your own kitchen. Each recipe provides a fresh new perspective on the ancient art of Ayurveda.

As well as recipes being taste tested, they are also sorted into particular doshas meaning you can find the dishes needed to boost your individual health and wellbeing directly.

This cookbook will be something you will use for years to come – not just in the initial weeks and months of your Ayurvedic journey. Morningstar’s Ayurvedic Cooking for All is another great read for those looking to prepare familiar dishes using Ayurveda.

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