Ayurveda offers personalized ways to achieve and maintain long-term wellness based on your unique combination of the fundamental energies vata, pitta and kapha. In an accessible, practical format, The Book of Ayurveda explores the influence of these vital energies on your physical and emotional well-being, and offers a lifestyle guide designed to maximize health, longevity and enjoyment of living. According to Ayurveda, it is the imbalance of your vital energies that leads to the development of disease. The Book of Ayurveda offers suggestions on how to tailor your diet and daily routine to balance your energies and obtain physical equilibrium and harmony. Included is a chart indicating foods that pacify or aggravate your constitution, conditions and diseases to which you are specifically prone, and holistic techniques - such as meditation, herbology and massage - to soothe and balance. Also included: A questionnaire revealing your constitutional type A clear definition of the three vital energies of vata, pitta and kapha Case studies, charts, diagrams and exercises Advice on food, exercise, leisure activity and work environments Details on consulting an Ayurvedic practitioner In The Book of Ayurveda you will find all the keys to a practical program of holistic health and healing.