By Sonica Krishan
Published by Rupa & Co
To live a healthy and happy life, it is imperative that we understand our body and what affects it. This book aims to help you understand your body composition by using the science of ayurveda. It will help you categorise yourself based on your inherent constitution. According to ayurveda, everything that happens to our body is due to the changes in the levels of the three doshas—vata, pitta and kapha. When these three doshas are in balance, we are in a state of wellbeing. Knowing which dosha is dominant, why it gets out of balance, what illness it can cause and how it can be restored is the best away to achieve a perfect state of health.
The book is divided into two parts; the first one introduces you to the three doshas and their characteristics, whereas the second part talks about the favourable lifestyle choices that one needs to make as per their body type. It also has a self-identification questionnaire that will help you identify your body type. The easy-to-understand language gives this book the feel of a guide, especially for those who want to know more about the basics of the ayurvedic approach to healing.