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Ayurveda - The Science of Living (Health and Vigour Forever)

Ayurveda - The Science of Living (Health and Vigour Forever)
Item Code: IDE029
Author: Dr. V.B. Athavale
Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan
Language: English
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 8170841410
Pages: 170
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
weight of book 334 gms


About The Book:

A man wishing to be healthy throughout his life has to be healthy everyday as well. Health depends on how one spends each day. Controlled and guided activities of body and mind are essential for maintaining sound health.


  • This book describes in detail how to take care of eyes, ears, nose, voice, skin and keep these organs healthy. It also stresses the importance of various types of massage and bath. It give guidelines for the diet in different constitutions.


  • It describes in detail the advantages and disadvantages of drinking alcohol and in whom the alcohol is absolutely contraindicated.


  • It gives the details of sex including how often to perform sex, the diet and medicines useful in maintaining sex vigour and conditions where sex is contraindicated.


  • It gives rasayana, i.e. tonics for various tissues and organs to prevent aging. It emphasis the importance of exercise as well as sleep. It describes the importance and advantages of worshiping and meditation.


  • It describes the daily regime, i.e. how one should spend his day from awakening to sleep. It also explains the adverse effect of changing environment in different seasons which affects health and how one should modify his diet and activity various so that one remains healthy throughout the year.



From time immemorial, man has been in the quest of ways and means by which he can attain ideal health, increase lon- gevity and achieve happiness. Hence he searches for foods, drugs and other practices in his day-to-day life that would help him live a life to the full, prevent sickness and delay the aging process.

A man aiming to be healthy throughout his life has to keep healthy everyday. For acquisition of perfect physical and men- tal health, it is essential to observe scrupulously a prescribed regimen everyday. Exercise, sex, sleep, personal hygiene, care of various organs, tonics, religious practices, good conduct and other daily activities are included in this regimen.

How these activities influence each organ and the whole or- ganism and help man gain perfect physical and mental health has been thoroughly discussed in the Ayurvedic literature. It also gives in detail the means of maintaining perfect health in different seasons by counteracting the deliterious effects of various environmental factors and by modifying the daily regi- men in a manner suitable for the particular season.

In this book, I have made a sincere effort to acquaint the reader with the wealth of knowledge available in Ayurvedic litera- ture on this important aspect of human life. It is essential that one should understand the meanings of some of the basic Ayurvedic medical words like vata, pitta and kapha to appre- ciate the scientific meaning underlying therein. The present book is of value to practitioners of Ayurveda, modern medi- cine, and to all those who want to keep healthy and vigorous. I am sure that anyone who puts into practice the daily and seasonal regimen as advised by our ancient masters will en- joy a long, healthy, happy and useful life.




Dincharya (Daily Regimen) 3-120

Time to Wake up; Morning Ablutions; Washing The Face; Washing Hands; Teeth; Cleaning the Tongue; Drinking Cold Water in the Morning; Auspicious Objects; Looking in the Mirror; Eye; Ear; Nose; Voice; Gargling the Mouth; Medicinal Smoking; Tambula (Chewing Paan); Holding Fragrant Substances in the Mouth; Oil Massage; Udgharshana and Utsadana; Vyayam (Exercise); Pranayama (Breathing Exercise); Samvahana (Gatramardana); Skin; Hair; Shaving and Haircut; Bath; Udvartana; Worship (Puja); Dress; Profession, Business or Job; Diet; Afternoon; Evening; Travelling; Effect of Environmental Conditions; Alochol; Sex; Recalling the Day; Meditation; Sleep Rasayana; Conclusion.
Rhitucharya (Seasonal Regimen) 123-156

Man and Environment; The Land and Man; Seasons; Seasons in Different Parts of the World; Meteorological Condition; Effects of Season on Land, Water, Animal and Plant Life; Season and the Three Doshas; Daily Regimen in Different Seasons; Taste and Other Qualities of Food in Relation to Season; Season and Panchakarma; Langhana After Emesis; When to Undertake the Indicated Panchakarma; Rhitusandhi-Transitional Period Between Two Seasons; Unexpected Changes in A Season; Tables
Summary 157


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