• Ayurveda

  • Natural Health Practices for Your Body Type From the World's Oldest Healing Tradition
  • By: Vasant Lad
  • Narrated by: Vasant Lad
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (166 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For more than 4,000 years, the people of India have looked to Ayurveda as a pathway to vibrant health and increased longevity. This ancient healing science is treasured as a gift from the Vedas (the world's oldest sacred texts). Ayurveda offers all people a practical way to achieve self-realization, a way that is based not on constantly changing data but on the eternal forces of the universe.

In Ayurveda, you will learn how to apply this fascinating system for total wellness to your own life. Your personal instructor in this audio study course is Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Drawing from his work in both India and America, Dr. Lad leads you to a clear understanding of Ayurveda and its life-enhancing powers. You will learn to see your mind, body, and spirit as a microcosm of the universe itself. The five elements present in all matter also exist in each individual. By learning the cosmic laws that govern these elements, you can strengthen and energize yourself - effectively and naturally.

From principles of self-healing and proper food combinations to the cosmic laws that unite all consciousness, Ayurveda makes it easy to explore this ancient healing art.

©2007 Vasant Lad (P)2007 Vasant Lad
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Valuable info. Strong accent.

I find the ayurvedic system very interesting and am wanting to experiment with it. This book gives a nice overview of the subject while delivering some wisdom.

The narrator was a little difficult to understand. I usually am pretty good at understanding accents, however I found myself reflecting about as often on the question "what was that word he just said?" and on the information presented.

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Gorgeous!

Such a beautiful soul, Dr Lad is today’s foremost expert in the instruction of Ayurveda, this book is so wonderful both for the seasoned student of the science and those looking for an introduction. It is such a gift to have him Narrate it as well. Having studied with Dr Lad, I say first hand that he is a living master and an embodiment of so many divine attributes. This book is worth your time.

Namaste

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Wonderful knowledge

This books reads as a series of lessons. They are told almost casually as if I were sitting in a lecture hall. I really loved the format and the flow. The knowledge inside was very useful and I will definitely listen to this multiple times. The author and narrator has an accent yes but I could understand him fine.

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People here complaining about accent...ridiculous!

Dr. Lad is a true healer. His voice might have an accent but with sincere listening you will understand what he is saying. Furthermore, as a gifted meditation practitioner, his voice carries great prana and blessings.

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Donning Respect

I have listened to this and many other of Dr. Lads works and each time I listen, I gather a greater awareness of the beauty of AYURVEDA. I appreciate his heavy accent because he has mastered many languages, including ancient Sanskrit, and frankly speaks better English than some whose native language is English. I am studying AYURVEDA with another amazing teacher and can only hope to meet Dr. Lad someday.

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Looved it!

This topic is massive. Vasant Lad is so good at simplifying and making ayurveda digestible 😂. He has a passionate way of speaking and the subject is so fascinating. Heal yourself and know your self, that's what ayurveda enables you to do and Vasant Lad really taught me a lot!

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  • 05-04-19

Should have got help for narration

The author is well known in the field of Ayurveda. I was looking forward to educating my self and therefore purchased the book. However, it was so difficult to listen to as the accent is so strong and pronunciation is almost incomprehensible. There are grammatical errors in English. Why couldn't the author get professional help for narration? The book could have been enjoyed and helped so many more people.

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Grateful for this Writing

I am no newcomer to Ayurveda, but I picked up many tidbits from this book and I really enjoyed the levity and wisdom that Dr. Lad brought to his narration. His accent brings a sense of authenticity to the reading; I'm so glad it was narrated by the author. I didn't have any challenge with understanding what he was saying, but there were times when I wish he would have included the spelling of words that were unfamiliar (he did spell several words, but not all). The concepts are so logical and the information really supported my learning about Ayurveda. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is on their own learning path.

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beautiful book and culture!

I'm currently studying Ayurveda in my College course and the text book we use is also by Dr. Vasant Lad. This audio book enhanced the course work and helped me to understand in depth the true beauty of Ayurveda.

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The book is too basic. Recommendable for beginners

I was expecting more since I have known Ayurveda for years. Good, but too basic

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  • SJ
  • 01-31-21

Ancient science

The principles are basic and simple, the applications are very wide including long term and the immediate term. In the words of Bruce Lee: research, try, adapt, adopt or discard, repeat..

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  • 10-12-18

As someone learning

i find it very difficult to follow through this book. its very confusing for myself tho i think if one has a prior understanding of the topic it prolly be okay for them

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  • Ana D
  • 10-09-18

Amazing book on Ayurveda

I think this is one of the best books I have listened on Ayurveda until now. I really liked the chapter regarding the first stages of the desease and the last chapter that gives insight on pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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  • Minakshi
  • 04-06-21

Covers the basis understanding of Ayurveda

The content is amazing. All the basics you nwed to know concerning Ayurveda is covered in this book.
The author was also the speaker. I had to listen twice sometimes to understand because of his pronunciation. But that didn't bother me. The context was clear.

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  • Michael W.
  • 07-19-18

weird voice over and too new agey

unbearably cheesy and weird narration. unclear and very vague descriptions and explanations. uber spiritual nonsense.

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  • Arpita Patel
  • 08-14-21

soothing voice and very informative

it's really in depth and provides great information on every stage of life and how ayurveda can help

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  • Manoj Mali
  • 08-09-17

Excellent read

Life changing & thought provoking book.
Must read to start your serious journey to Ayurveda ...An Ancient healing science.