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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 gives 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.

Table of Contents:

  1. Dincharya (Daily Regimen)
    • 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)
  2. Rhitucharya (Seasonal Regimen)
    • 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
  3. Summary.

About the Author:

Dr. V. B Athavale M.B.B.S., D.C.H., M.D., M.A.M.S. is a renowned Paediatrician, and an eminent author who has several noteworthy achievements to his credit. He was offered the UNICEF Fellowship in 1965, when his paper was read during the International Peadiatric Conference held at Tokyo. He was also chairman of the workshop on 'Herbal Medicines for Health for the developing Countries, which was held at Bangkok in the year 1981.

Dr. Athavale worked as the Honorary and Professor Head of department of Paediatrician, L.T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, and Mumbai during 1970 to 1990 and was recognized for his various accomplishments for which he has been bestowed with honors and awards, both National and International.

He has also authored more than a dozen books on Ayurveda, for which he has been conferred upon the International Award for the best author of Ayurvedic books in 1997. V.B. Athavale Research Foundation has been founded as a mark of respect and gratitude to Dr. Athavale when he retired after 30 years of selfless service as Hon. Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics, L.T.M Medical College and L.T.M.G. Hospital, Mumbai.





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Title: Ayurveda: The Science of Living
Author(s): Dr. V.B. Athavale
ISBN: 8170841410
Year of Publication: 2003
Language: English
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