I am a firm believer of Ayurveda. It’s customized remedies, it’s recommended Dinacharya or the daily routine, Ritucharya or the seasonal routine. And it’s preventive techniques that rely completely on nature – both inside and outside the body. So I was happy to see an easy to read and understand book on Ayurveda, Forever Young. Meant for people who do not understand this school of medicine.
As a practitioner of Ayurveda, Reenita Malhotra Hora tells you about the basics of it like the three Doshas. She talks about the various components of its therapy. That includes food, yoga, pranayama, massages, and kriyas. It is a good primer on all these. A quiz, in the beginning, helps you identify the type of Dosha that you have. Hence for the rest of the book, you understand what applies to you and what not. What you should eat and what you should avoid, what exercises you should do and what not etc.
The focus is time and again brought on looking young. I think that has been done given the current day obsession to look young forever. Having said that, the book talks more about things that are generic in Ayurveda. And help you overall maintain a healthy lifestyle. The focus is on choosing right things to eat and do that suits your personality and body type.
There are many recipes of food, facial packs, aromatic oils that have been shared. Though I am not sure how practical it would be for the readers to make them. As an alternative, in the end, the book mentions all the web stores that sell nature-based products. And from where you can buy products without the hassle of making them yourself. It also provides the list of Ayurveda spas/Centers/ Retreats.
Last part gives a detoxification plan and some therapies that must be taken under medical practitioner’s guidance.
You may buy this book – Forever Young Unleashing the Magic of Ayurveda by Reenita Malhotra Hora from Amazon.
A good book to get a basic understanding of Ayurveda. If you know about it, it helps you remember some easy things that you can do to keep yourself closer to nature.
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