Ayurveda for Women

A Guide to Vitality and Health

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About The Book

A time-tested system for achieving health and happiness while balancing the demands of the modern woman's lifestyle.

• A perfect handbook for any woman for whom quality of life is a central issue.

• By one of the leading advocates of Ayurveda in the United States and the author of Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity.

• Provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, and menopause.

In today's fast-paced world, Ayurveda provides a way for women to live their lives more simply, more naturally, and more contentedly. Women's roles in creating and sustaining balanced, healthy lives for themselves and their families have never been more crucial, and this compelling book will help them fulfill their goals despite the numerous demands placed upon them. Unlike many Western programs for health that treat all individuals the same, the 5,000-year-old science of Ayurveda identifies different physiological and psychological makeups and explains the lifestyle, diet, and environment most conducive to well-being for each.

Ayurveda, India's "science of life," is particularly ideal for healing and empowering the female body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda for Women explores in detail the landmark changes associated with the three stages of life--childhood, adulthood, and old age--and provides practical advice on exercise, sleep, diet, beauty care, meditation and massage, sex and relationships, childcare, menopause, and other issues central to women's lives today. Simple to enact and profound in effect, Ayurveda could be the answer many women are seeking.

About The Author

Robert E. Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training Robert was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. The author of more than a dozen books, including the bestseller Ayurveda: Life, Health and Longevity and Ayurveda for Women,he lived in India for more than a decade, after which he has continued to spend much of each year there and in other lands.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press (December 2000)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780892819393

Raves and Reviews

"This is a practical guide on creating and sustaining a balanced, healthy life by following Ayurvedic principles, including meditation and massage."

– The American Herb Association, Vol. 20:2

"Dr. Svoboda's clear writing style allows easy access for the most uninitiated reader. . . . a terrific read."

– Katie MacGregor, Magical Blend, Summer 2001

"Ayurveda as outlined here could be the answer many women are seeking."

– Branches of Light, Spring into Summer 2001

"Svoboda is uniquely able to detail health issues central to female lives."

– PJ Birosik, Nexus, January/February 2002

"Ayurveda for Women provides all the information contemporary women need to achieve awareness, and does so in an easy to understand manner. It's essential reading for any woman interested in keeping herself and her family healthy and happy."

– Sandra I. Smith, The Midwest Book Review

"Ayurveda for Women provides a way for women to live their lives more simply, more naturally and more contentedly."

– Share Guide, Jan/Feb 2002

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