The Ayurvedic Press

The Ayurvedic Press (TAP) is a division of The Ayurvedic Institute that primarily publishes Vasant Lad's new books and articles, but also publishes other traditional Ayurvedic and Vedic works.

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Our Publications


Ayurvedic Cooking for Self_healing by Usha and Dr Vasant Lad, Full Color Hardcover Edition

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Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing
by Usha and Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc.

Usha and Vasant Lad’s Renowned Cookbook Available in a Full Color Hardcover Edition!

Illustrated with delectable photographs of the recipes throughout the book, this cookbook will inspire you to revisit your favorite foods and try some new ones as well. The hardcover edition includes all of your favorite tips and healing recipes from the original text, making it a book to be treasured for years to come.

ISBN 978-1-883725-25-9
288 pp. $31.00


New! Paperback Edition of Marma Points of Ayurveda by Vasant Lad and Anisha Durve

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Marma Points of Ayurveda:
The Energy Pathways for Healing Body, Mind and Consciousness
with a Comparison to Traditional Chinese Medicine
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc. and
Anisha Durve, MSOM, Dipl. Ac., AP

New Paperback Edition! All color illustrations throughout the book!

Available February 16, 2015. Order here.
Touching a marma point changes the body’s biochemistry and can unfold radical, alchemical change in one’s makeup. Stimulation of these inner pharmacy pathways signals the body to produce exactly what it needs, including hormones and neurochemicals that heal the body, mind and consciousness. This deep dimension of marma therapy has the potential to unfold spiritual healing.
ISBN 978-1-883725-19-8
Paperback, 368 pp. $50.00


Ayuryoga: VPK Basics booklet

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Ayuryoga: VPK Basics
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc. & Maria Garre, M.Ed., E-RYT-500

With an introduction to the principles of Ayuryoga, this booklet merges yoga practice with the principles of Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India. It teaches the basic concepts of the three doshas-vata, pitta, kapha-and their role in the individual constitution. Further shows how to use yoga practices, including postures, breath practices, and meditation, to maintain balance of body, mind, and consciousness.

ISBN 978-1-88375-20-4
Booklet, 24 pp. $5.00

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Applied Marma Therapy Cards
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc.

Based on Dr. Lad’s more than 40 years’ Ayurvedic clinical and classroom experience, this 30 card set is sourced from his popular Marma Therapy seminars. Each full color card has a larger illustration with the name of the point and its location, for practice. The other side of the card has a more detailed illustration with the therapeutic applications of each point listed, for study.

ISBN 978-1-883725-18-1
30 - 5 X 7.5” Cards, $30.00

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The Textbook of Ayurveda:
General Principles of Management and Treatment, Volume Three
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc.

Vasant Lad provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic modalities of Ayurveda including diet and lifestyle recommendations, palliative and cleansing therapies, subtle healing methods including individual rejuvenation protocols, yoga and pranayama practices, and herbal substances as well as management techniques according to dosha, dhatu, srotamsi, and the subtle essences.
ISBN 978-1-883725-14-3
Hardcover, 668 pp. $80.00

This textbook is full of practical insights that can only be delivered so succinctly by someone with the deepest knowledge of Ayurveda. With this text, Dr Lad shares the priceless gift of his wisdom that will help you fulfill Ayurveda’s quest: to remove suffering and rejuvenate health. We are eternally indebted.”
–Sebastian Pole, Author, Ayurvedic Medicine


Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-HealingMore than 50,000 copies sold!
by Usha and Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc.

A compendiumof tasty and balanced Ayurvedic recipes combined with information on the Ayurvedic principles of food and diet; a comprehensive listing of foods categorized by suitability to body type as well as a chart listing the qualities of foods; a chart to determine your own constitution... and much more.
ISBN 978-1-883725-05-1
256 pp. $15.00


Ayurvedic Perspectives on Selected Pathologies, 2nd Edition
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc.

With almost twice the number of articles as the first, the new edition has 30 in-depth articles on common medical conditions including diabetes, headaches, and chronic fatigue syndrome presented from the perspective of Ayurvedic medicine. These articles talk about classic remedies such as herbal therapies, yoga postures, diet, and panchakarma therapies. Learn natural ways to support other therapies and improve your overall health and well-being.

ISBN 978-1-883725-16-7
256 pp. $18.00

Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic physician who received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, (B.M.A.S.) from the University of Pune, in Pune, India in 1968 and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (M.A.Sc.) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in 1980.


Pranayama for Self-Healing
Demonstrated by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc.

These special breathing exercises unfold cellular intelligence and make the individual happy, peaceful and blissful. Vasant Lad give complete anatomical explanations of the effects and physiological benefits of practicing each pranayama exercise. He gives examples of his patient’s case histories and the wonderful results from these practices. Order Here.
ISBN 978-1-883725-15-0
DVD, 79 minutes, $15.00



Secrets of the Pulse: The Ancient Art of Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis
by Vasant Dattatray Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc.
Available now!

Showing the principles and application of Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis, this book springs from the ancient Vedic traditions as taught to Vasant Lad from guru to disciple, as well as his own clinical experiences and practice over the last 30 years. It provides a method by which anyone can learn to read his or her own pulse.
ISBN 978-1-883725-13-6
172 pp. $20.00


Strands of Eternity: A Compilation of Mystical Poetry and Discourses
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc.

The Sanskrit word, sutra, means thread or suture. It is the 'Strand of Eternity' that sews our two selves back together and reawakens us to that which we already are. This gorgeous book of poetry will act as a catalyst to your reawakening.

With clarity, compassion and humor, each of Vasant Lad's poems is derived from the ancient sutras of Ayurveda and imparts timeless truths that can radically transform your perceptions, your understanding and your way of being in the world. Open to any passage and notice what is stirred inside of you as you drink from this deep well of spiritual nourishment. Order Here.
ISBN 978-1-883725-10-5
Hardcover, 78 pp. $10.00


The Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles, Volume One 30,000 Copies of Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 1 in Print
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc.

In his Ayurvedic Studies Program, Vasant Lad teaches Ayurveda as a science of moment-to-moment living. Each lecture that he gives flows from his own heart in a river of healing wisdom. This textbook conveys the philosophical and fundamental principles of Ayurveda in a dynamic and inspirational way, providing a detailed foundation upon which to pursue deeper knowledge. Order Here.
ISBN 978-1-883725-07-5
Hardcover, 368 pp. $40.00

"With the publication of The Textbook of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic education enters a new era. This...(book) should facilitate the development of the first true Ayurvedic colleges in the Occident...”
Robert E. Svoboda, B.A.M.S., Ayurvedic Physician


The Textbook of Ayurveda:
A Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment, Volume Two
by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc.

Vasant Lad presents in this book a systematic method for identifying the causes of illness and the stages in which a disease unfolds. Sharing from a wealth of clinical experience, Vasant Lad imparts principles and methods of assessment using a combination of the most helpful Ayurvedic and modern techniques. Order Here.
ISBN 978-1-883725-11-2
Hardcover, 416 pp. $50.00


  Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity
by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda

Ayurveda addresses the well-being of the entire being -- physical, psychological and spiritual -- in an approach to health andhealing that is as relevant to the modern world as it was to the ancient world from which it emerged. Herbs and minerals, nutrition and purification, affirmative ways of living are a few of the ways in which Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person, emphasizing prevention of disease to avoid the need for cure. The Ayurvedic principles and practices outlined in this book form a sound basis for accessing optimal health in balance. Order Here.
ISBN 13: 978-1-883725-09-9
264 pp. $15.00


The Hidden Secret of Ayurveda
by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda

An excellent introduction and overview of the profound, ancient Indian healing system known as Ayurveda.
ISBN-13: 978-1-883725-04-4
96 pp. $ 6.00



108 Sanskrit Flashcards with CD
by Nicolai Bachman, MA

These flashcards have been designed for those who want to correctly read, pronounce and alphabetize letters and words in the Devanaagari script of Sanskrit. The ability to read the original script is essential for correct pronunciation.

ISBN 978-1-883725-02-0
114 Cards, Booklet and CD $33.00

Sanskrit Without Stress Video Course

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Sanskrit Without Stress: A Complete Video Course for Beginning and Intermediate Sanskrit Language Students
by Simon Chokoisky

A complete program for students who are learning Sanskrit to deepen their Yoga practice, understand Vedic wisdom, and improve their linguistic skills! Learn to read and write Sanskrit while discovering the sacred and secret aspects of this language.

ISBN 978-1-883725-21-1
77 Page Study Manual and 9 DVDs
(12 Lesson Hours and 1 Hour Bonus Material)
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Ayurveda Today

Ayurveda Today is the quarterly journal of The Ayurvedic Institute. A benefit of membership at the Institute, it contains more in-depth articles on Ayurveda, delicious recipes and tips on Ayurvedic cooking, information on herbs and their role in one's health as well as activities at the Institute and other general guidelines on incorporating Ayurvedic principles into your lifestyle for continued health and well-being. All back issues are available for $3.50 each. Order online in our Products Section, link is at bottom of page.


Reprinting Vasant Lad's Articles
from Back Issues of Ayurveda Today

Over the years, we have had many requests to reprint Vasant Lad's articles published in Ayurveda Today, our quarterly newsletter. As a result we have created a way for interested parties to make use of select articles on an ongoing basis. Our intention is for organizations that are promoting Ayurveda to have some material with which to educate their audience and customers. (See the link above to get the Acrobat Reader.)

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