Dr. Robert. E. Svoboda
Dr. Svoboda's original work on the constitutional types in ayurveda has been considered a classic for many years. His new revision and expansion of the subject comes after further research and practical experience. Dr. Vasant Lad points out: "The healing science of ayurveda is based totally upon the knowledge of ‘prakriti’, the individual constitution. If every individual knows his own constitution, then one can understand, for instance, what is a good diet and style of life for oneself. One man's food is another man's poison. Therefore, to make one's life healthy, happy and balanced, the knowledge of constitution is absolutely necessary." (Dr. Vasant Lad is the author of Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing and co-author of The Yoga of Herbs.)
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.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Lotus Press; 2nd ed. edition (June 1, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches