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Ayurveda for Women Book by Robert E. Svoboda
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Author: Dr. Svoboda, Robert E.
Publisher: Healing Arts Press Copyright: 1999,2000
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 0892819391
Price: $14.95

In today's fast-paced world, Ayurveda provides a way for women to live their lives more simply, more naturally, and more contentedly. Women's roles in creating and sustaining balanced, healthy lives for themselves and their families have never been more crucial, and this compelling book will help them fulfill their goals despite the numerous demands placed upon them. Unlike many Western programs for health that treat all individuals the same, the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda identifies different physiological and psychological makeups and explains the lifestyle, diet, and environment most conducive to well-being for each. Ayurveda, India's "science of life," is particularly ideal for healing and empowering the female body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda for Women explores in detail the landmark changes associated with the three stages of life--childhood, adulthood, and old age--and provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, menopause, and other issues central to women's lives today. Simple to enact and profound in effect, Ayurveda could be the answer many women are seeking.

The first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice in India, Dr. Robert Svoboda is the leading advocate of Ayurveda in the United States. He teaches at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, lectures around the world, and is the founder of Sushakti, a company providing traditional Ayurvedic products. His many books include the bestseller Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity.

Table of Contents:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Foundations of Health
  • 2. Health, Disease, and the Three Doshas
  • 3. Childhood: The Kapha Age
  • 4. Womanhood: The Pitta Age
  • 5. The Wise Woman: The Vata Age
  • 6. Nature: The Ageless One
  • Appendix 1: Food Guidelines for Basic Constitutional Types
  • Appendix 2: Herbal Remedies
  • Bibliography
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Index

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