Volume 1 – Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles
In his Ayurvedic Studies Program, Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic Physician, 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 that is inspired by and pertinent to the students who are present at the time of the lecture.
This textbook is a presentation of Vasant Lad’s years of teaching in that classroom setting. It conveys the philosophical and fundamental principles of his first year Ayurvedic Studies Program at the Ayurvedic Institute in a dynamic and inspirational way. This book will give the student a detailed foundation upon which to pursue deeper knowledge, including that of the future volumes in this series.
“Ayurveda is a medical science and its purpose is to heal and to maintain the quality and longevity of life. It is an art of daily living that has evolved from practical, philosophical and spiritual illumination, rooted in the understanding of Creation.”
Excerpted from Chapter One, “Shad Darshan: The Six Philosophies of Life”
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. SvobodaB.A.M.S., Ayurvedic Physician
“Dr. Vasant Lad is a true Vaidya – a knower of reality. His latest work, The Textbook of Ayurveda, attests to his indisputable role as the foremost expert in this ancient healing science.”
– Deepak Chopra, MD and David Simon, MDFounders, The Chopra Center for Well Being
“Dr. Vasant Lad is bringing out what are probably the most definitive textbooks on Ayurveda yet published in English, starting with this first volume on Basic Principles. The series is bound to revolutionize the study and practice of Ayurveda worldwide. All students of Ayurveda should seriously examine it.”
– Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)author Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga for Your Type, Ayurvedic Healing, etc.