About the book
Everyone aspires for good health – even if they themselves don’t know it! Ask any rich but sick man what would he rather have: health or wealth? If one has to make a choice, unless one is raving mad, no one will opt for the latter. Good health gives you the freedom to live this precious life to the fullest, with exuberance. And it is indeed very much possible to stave off illness and keep this gift of human body in shipshape. All one has to do is follow some sensible, time tested guidelines that were developed by our ancient sages in the form of Ayurveda. Our wise sages knew that we cannot make a part well unless the whole is well. Hence, Ayurveda is aimed at keeping our whole being healthy – body, senses, mind and intellect. It is the most complete holistic medical science in the world. The endeavour, through this book, is to introduce the basic principles of Ayurveda for the masses at large. It is a generic introduction to the fundamentals of Ayurveda, dealing with maintaining good health and prevention, diagnosis as well as treatment of diseases. The reader will come to know the meaning of health, how to maintain it, how to adapt to seasonal changes, understand the causes of diseases and make use of simple home remedies for common ailments, taking due consultation from an Ayurvedacharya wherever needed.