Ayurveda is a simple, practical science of life whose principles are universally applicable to each individual's daily existence. Ayurveda speaks to every element and facet of human life, offering guidance that has been tested and refined over many centuries to all those who seek greater harmony, peace and longevity. The knowledge supplied in this book will be of lasting value to the reader. This book is mainly concerned with presenting a basic over-view of Ayurveda, including techniques of examination, diagnosis and treatment; promotion of longevity; the use of herbal remedies and other practical everyday aspects of maintaining health. Product description Review This book give an overall sample of what Ayurveda is. Though older in publication, Lad gives a simple yet effective explanation of the practices and goals of Ayurveda. It doesn't go too In-depth to explain "why" or "how" Ayurveda works, but does tell you "what" Ayurveda is. --Grantis Peranda Apr 25, 2012 About the Author Vasant Dattatray Lad is an American author, Ayurvedic physician, and the Director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has authored numerous articles and many books on Ayurvedic Medicine. He travels around the world, consulting privately and giving seminars on Ayurveda, its history, theory and practical applications.