This is an easy-to-follow guide to the ancient Indian system of health and diet by body type, with over 150 photographs. You can learn how to understand and use the ancient Indian healing system to promote spiritual harmony and physical health. You can discover your body type - Vata, Pitta or Kapha - and how to maintain complete well-being through diet, massage, herbs, crystals and exercise. It includes step-by-step sequences for crystal infusions, massage techniques, and tonics recommended to restore the body's balance. It is a fascinating introduction covers the origins of Ayurveda, its influence and the different branches of Ayurvedic medicine. It offers advice on Ayurvedic self-help in the home with treatments for common ailments, such as insomnia, headaches, colds and skin problems. The traditional healing system of India, Ayurveda is increasingly popular throughout the world. Literally translated, it means 'life knowing' or 'science of life', and is one of the oldest recorded health practices still used today. It is a complete health system for mind, body and spirit. Rather than treating symptoms, it treats the whole patient, working holistically to prevent and treat disease.
This accessible book explains how you can discover your body type and how the elements express themselves within you. It then takes you through the dietary requirements, massage techniques and appropriate oils, herbs, crystals, gems, exercise and tonics recommended for each body type. Whether you are looking for a complete holistic healing system or simply need to regain a sense of balance and harmony, this is the ideal guide to using and understanding the powerful system of Ayurvedic medicine.
Sally Morningstar is an initiated woman of wisdom. Her ancestral name of 'Leech' (Anglo Saxon for 'magical healer') shows an ancient family connection with healing and magical practices. A gifted healer and seer, she is an animal healer and gives life guidance and spiritual counselling to people based upon 25 years of spiritual training from various traditions around the world. She runs Almadel Natural Health in Somerset with her partner David.