• Ayurveda

  • Natural Health Practices for Your Body Type From the World's Oldest Healing Tradition
  • By: Vasant Lad
  • Narrated by: Vasant Lad
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-06-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

Regular price: $19.58

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Publisher's Summary

For more than 4,000 years, the people of India have looked to Ayurveda as a pathway to vibrant health and increased longevity. This ancient healing science is treasured as a gift from the Vedas (the world's oldest sacred texts). Ayurveda offers all people a practical way to achieve self-realization, a way that is based not on constantly changing data but on the eternal forces of the universe.

In Ayurveda, you will learn how to apply this fascinating system for total wellness to your own life. Your personal instructor in this audio study course is Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Drawing from his work in both India and America, Dr. Lad leads you to a clear understanding of Ayurveda and its life-enhancing powers. You will learn to see your mind, body, and spirit as a microcosm of the universe itself. The five elements present in all matter also exist in each individual. By learning the cosmic laws that govern these elements, you can strengthen and energize yourself - effectively and naturally.

From principles of self-healing and proper food combinations to the cosmic laws that unite all consciousness, Ayurveda makes it easy to explore this ancient healing art.

©2007 Vasant Lad (P)2007 Vasant Lad

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Valuable info. Strong accent.

I find the ayurvedic system very interesting and am wanting to experiment with it. This book gives a nice overview of the subject while delivering some wisdom.

The narrator was a little difficult to understand. I usually am pretty good at understanding accents, however I found myself reflecting about as often on the question "what was that word he just said?" and on the information presented.

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Wonderful knowledge

This books reads as a series of lessons. They are told almost casually as if I were sitting in a lecture hall. I really loved the format and the flow. The knowledge inside was very useful and I will definitely listen to this multiple times. The author and narrator has an accent yes but I could understand him fine.

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A great initiation to a knowledge currently apart from western society.

Vasant Lad has a true embodiment of love in his delivery of the aspects of the human makeup. If you are wondering how to curb your lifestyle in a way that compliments you best you must first understand what your makeup is and Dr. Lad will lead you to that understanding. Very grateful for this find. Most grateful to the healing powers embodied in this text. Love it.

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authentic presentation of ancient knowledge

Dr Lad presents with an authentic mastery over the subject. the subject itself is engaging.

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  • Robert
  • MIAMI, FL, United States
  • 10-21-17

interesting read

It is a fascinating introduction to Ayurveda. It can be a little dry times but the repetitive nature actually allows you to learn more.

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great book

loved the book , very helpful to know oneself.
Auther explained our ancient methods very well.

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A life's must read!

Simple, logical understanding of Ayurveda as a science of life. Dr. Lad highlights the importance of adopting a lifestyle suitable to each person's unique individuality, in order to reach optimal health and happiness. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Ayurveda or simply wants to become familiar with a well defined understanding of this profound philosophy and science of life. Dr. Lad speaks with passion and a great deal of knowledge. I loved this book! It broadened my perspective and appreciation for Ayurveda at all levels.

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Had to stop listening...

Would you try another book from Vasant Lad and/or Vasant Lad?

I ended up having to stop listening to this book as the content was a bit boring and the author/reader difficult to understand. Perhaps the author is very knowledgeable in Ayurveda but he is very ineffective in transmitting his knowledge. Many of the asseverations made by Vasant Lad are his opinions regarding combinations of personalities (not much science); and Mr. Vasant Lad's English is so bad that whatever he's trying to share is extremely difficult to understand (should have hired a professional to help him.)

What was most disappointing about Vasant Lad’s story?

The story was the most disappointing part of Vasant Lad's story. Most or all of his asseverations where opinions and not based on Ayurvedic facts.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Vasant Lad's English is very poor, so most of his reading was very difficult to understand.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Unfortunately, the book had no redeeming qualities for me. I was very frustrated at having bought the book.

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  • 10-12-18

As someone learning

i find it very difficult to follow through this book. its very confusing for myself tho i think if one has a prior understanding of the topic it prolly be okay for them

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  • Ana D
  • 10-09-18

Amazing book on Ayurveda

I think this is one of the best books I have listened on Ayurveda until now. I really liked the chapter regarding the first stages of the desease and the last chapter that gives insight on pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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  • Michael W.
  • 07-19-18

weird voice over and too new agey

unbearably cheesy and weird narration. unclear and very vague descriptions and explanations. uber spiritual nonsense.

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  • Manoj Mali
  • 08-09-17

Excellent read

Life changing & thought provoking book.
Must read to start your serious journey to Ayurveda ...An Ancient healing science.