Editorial Reviews. Review. "A brilliant and exhilarating book" * Sunday Telegrpah *. From the eBook features: . A decade ago, Deepak Chopra, M.D., wrote Perfect Health, the first practical guide to harnessing the healing power of the mind. Once you have determined your body type from the book's detailed quiz, Perfect Health provides you with a personally tailored program of diet, stress reduction. When it was first published in , Deepak Chopra's Perfect Health quickly became an international bestseller. Combining ancient Ayurvedic healing practices.
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Anxious to learn more about Ayurveda, I found this book to be a wealth of information and a definite reference for the future. For me, this book was a great starting point into this amazing Eastern India concept.
This is certainly a place to start if you are interested in learning more about the practices of Ayurveda. I did notice, after completing a Metabolic Typing course that the Ayurvedic approach lists foods that my metabolic type differed from on a wide scale.
For me, it goes back to listen Anxious to learn more about Ayurveda, I found this book to be a wealth of information and a definite reference for the future.
For me, it goes back to listening to my body and what my inner self speaks to me. I learned a lot about the history of Ayurvedic Medicine, which entailed understanding the system as a way of preventive medicine and health that dates back to India more than 5, years.
According to Ayurvedic beliefs, this state of balanced awareness then creates a higher state of health. The book became really interesting when I was able to body type my personal dosha. I was a little confused when it came to the actual typing method, because Dr.
Chopra stated that a slight margin may mean you are a two-dosha type; however, he never indicated what the parameters of the margin are. The Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas are then described in great detail throughout the book.
The information is well stated and easily relayed if you are clear on your dosha type. Chopra gave real-life cases in which people sought and achieved help from his center, the Chopra Center, in La Jolla, CA. I was intrigued to learn that this center existed and that they have a whole host of programs to help educate people seeking information into the Ayurvedic approach.
They definitely offer a multitude of tools, which they make readily available to the inquiring mind.
There are practices from the Ayurvedic approach that can be done at home and explicit details are laid out. One of the oil massages, Abhyanga certainly caught my attention Page We continued to learn about our diets, eating for balance, herbs, spices, meats, beans, oils, and even more areas of specificity were covered pertaining to each dosha.
I was elated to learn about the Sun Salute Surya Namaskara , which is a complete Ayurvedic exercise that simultaneously integrates the whole physiology — mind, body, and breath. A gave this book a 5-star rating, but the only issue I have is the clarification of the margins of being a two-type dosha.
Sep 29, Angie rated it liked it. Relieved to be done! This book has been on my "to-do" list since May.
I appreciate many of the concepts Dr. Chopra stands by-- "our bodies are rivers, constantly changing I enjoyed the basic run down of pranayama and yoga poses as well. That said, I think the idea of the mind-body types, or doshas and their associated qualities seem to me, very subjective.
The majority of the book encouraged expensive and time consuming Ayur Relieved to be done! The majority of the book encouraged expensive and time consuming Ayurveda treatments. As a fan of yoga and meditation, I enjoyed Dr. Chopra's perspective- but I don't see myself ever turning to Ayurveda for healing. Apr 24, Julie rated it did not like it. Let me start off by saying that I actually believe the teachings of Deepak Chopra, Aruyveda, yoga and all that good stuff.
I try to integrate these learning into my life. However, I just could not read this book, and was reminded why I do not like self-help books.
Too repetitive. Lacks a compelling story. Too wishy-washy. I guess I will stick to fiction. For Indian readers many chapters seems basic. But this is a good read on healthy living. Dec 30, Elizabeth rated it really liked it. My sister has recently gotten me interested in the field of Ayurveda, which many refer to as the medical side of yoga.
In fact, it's an ancient Indian healing philosophy that strikes to balance the various doshas of the body. Each person is a combination of the three doshas vata, pitta, kapha , and knowing your own constitution can help you to make decisions about diet, exercise, daily routines, and so forth. Chopra vehemently believes that you can attain perfect health -- even put off aging -- My sister has recently gotten me interested in the field of Ayurveda, which many refer to as the medical side of yoga.
Chopra vehemently believes that you can attain perfect health -- even put off aging -- if you attain this ideal balance. If this all sounds a bit suspicious, I'm right there with you Similarly, seeing a list of foods best suited to each type may explain your love of oatmeal or why you feel sick after eating raw greens.
I can't give this book 5 stars because Chopra spends a bit too much time selling the various services available at his medical center in L. Still, a solid intro to basic Ayurvedic principles, and way more than a simple diet guide.
Jan 14, Terri rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I actually read the original Perfect Health not the revised version He stresses yoga, meditatiion, routines, diet for each dosha. It's been so helpful Feb 03, Monica McCarthy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A great introduction to Ayurveda and easy to read. I've also gone to Chopra's Dream Center in the city and taken meditation and yoga Jul 02, Mary Wescott rated it did not like it.
What a load of crap! Feb 23, Erin Berglin rated it really liked it. Great intro to ayurvedic health principles and just makes you feel good reading it! Dec 17, Cori Aguilar rated it did not like it. Jul 22, Melissa rated it it was amazing. I recently developed a somewhat random interest in Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine that focuses on a balanced diet, herbs, and breathing techniques.
I was looking for a book to give me a basic overview of the practice, and this book overwhelmingly seemed to be the choice for a western newbie. The foundation is this concept that our body is made up of three doshas, that when out of balance cause us to be unhealthy. Each person has a dosha that is dominate, and in order to be truly healthy, I recently developed a somewhat random interest in Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine that focuses on a balanced diet, herbs, and breathing techniques.
Each person has a dosha that is dominate, and in order to be truly healthy, you have to understand what habits and foods agitate your dosha.
While it sounds a little crazy, once you dive in, it makes a lot more sense. My yoga teacher talks a lot about doshas, so I was familiar with the concept, and found the description of pitta my dominate dosha to be spot on. Not a book everybody would enjoy, but if you are interested in learning more about this ancient philosophy of living this is a great book to start with.
Oct 24, Liz Mandeville rated it really liked it. An interesting, entry level look at Aryuvedic Medicine and how to apply it in your own life.
Readers are given a multiple choice test to see which of the three body types, or Doshas or combinations there of apply to them. The chapters that follow give suggestions of what to do if you find yourself suffering from ill health, which is thought to be caused by an imbalance in one of the Doshas. These suggestions include dietary suggestions and lifestyle changes one could employ to regain one's bal An interesting, entry level look at Aryuvedic Medicine and how to apply it in your own life.
These suggestions include dietary suggestions and lifestyle changes one could employ to regain one's balance. May 08, A. Deepak Chopra is gifted charlatan who preys on the weak-minded and gullible. Being the adept con man that he is he throws in scientific jargon to hide his profound ignorance. Feb 02, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a great book that confirmed so much of what I have discovered about self-care over the years.
I was only superficially aware of the Ayurvedic science of healthcare. Chopra does a good job of explaining it and tying all the different piecs together while reassuring the reader that they do not need to memorize everything. Sep 16, Stephanie rated it liked it Shelves: A quick dive into Maharishi Ayurveda and our quantum bodies. Great information on how our doshas affect how our bodies perceive the world as well as suggestions on how to keep them in balance through what we eat, how we eat, our attitudes and how it's all intertwined.
Discusses yoga, primordial sound, aromatherapy, and many other ancient ways of keeping ourselves balanced. Nov 02, Mara rated it really liked it.
I like dr. Chopra's way of writing, it is very umderstandable for someone who is new to ayurveda, but it still covers a lot of information. A very positive book about how to live an enjoyable and healthy life, i would recommand reading it if you are into general health stuff or ayurveda. Nov 07, C. It helped me in my stage of life where I needed to change my lifestyle and mindset if I was to survive. Apr 14, Judy Brown rated it really liked it. This is the first book of his I have read since his much earlier ones.
It was a gift and I find I still enjoy his writing style and appreciate his no nonsense approach to the body-mind connection. This is a book to digest, not read in a hurry. I refer back to it often. Very good book on Ayurveda.
Jul 07, Timea Dunay rated it it was amazing. Very useful and interesting concept about your own body and more. Aug 30, Adhyatmika Chinthana rated it it was amazing. Read it.
Try and follow the advice. Stop going to doctors and going bankrupt. Jul 17, Gaby Suarez rated it liked it. The book became a little repetitive so it lost my interest. My favorite part was the real life cases! Nov 06, adri patamoma rated it it was ok. Dec 28, Cole rated it liked it. This is a good intro to Aryuvedic medicine. However, I'd be curious to meet the people who have been cured of ailments through Aryuvedic medicine. I fully believe that a plant-based diet rids one of many ailments, but I'm somewhat skeptical about the simplification of every universal process into three energies.
It sure is an interesting way to look at the universe, but it varies so much that I'd imagine it's hard to keep them in balance. I qualify as a vata, and I'm not so excited about the exer This is a good intro to Aryuvedic medicine. I qualify as a vata, and I'm not so excited about the exercise suggestions.
Perhaps I've been bred in the western mindset of "no pain no gain," but I enjoy vigorous exercise. He was educated as a medical doctor, specializing in endocrinology, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He recognized limitations in the ways that his medical education approached treatment of individuals.
Introduced to the ancient methods of Hindu healing, known as Ayurveda, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, he saw a way to add a spiritual dimension to treatment of illness. Chopra's thinking led him to develop a theory that he called Quantum Healing, which combines Western and Hindu medical practice.
He has written more than 55 books including Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: A Story of Enlightenment. Perfect Health: Deepak Chopra. Ayurveda, the knowledge of life in Sanskrit, is a holistic approach to health conceived in India thousands of years ago. Its goals are a new vitality, clarity of mind, longevity, and the absence of illness.