Ayurveda and the Mind: The Healing of Consciousness by David Dr. Frawley (Author)


Ayurveda and the Mind is perhaps the first book published in the West that explores specifically the psychological aspect of this great system. The book deals with the ways Ayurveda can heal our minds – from the subconscious states to the super-conscious states of mind. This includes many practices to be followed in diet, meditation, yoga, mantra, impressions, and several other methods that culminate in creating wholeness. The author shares with us his comprehensive understanding of the Vedic wisdom of healing the mind, body and the soul alike. A must read for those who wish to know the astounding power of Ayurveda.


Dr. David Frawley (or Pandit Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शास्त्री) is a Vedic teacher and educator who is the author of over thirty books in several Vedic and Yogic fields published worldwide over the past thirty years. He is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies (www.vedanet.com), which offers on-line courses and publications on Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga, mantra and meditation, and Vedic astrology.

He is involved in important research into ancient Vedic texts and is a well known modern exponent of Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. He has a rare D.Litt in Yoga and is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, one of India’s highest civilian awards for “distinguished service of a higher order.” His work is highly respected in traditional circles in India, as well as influential in the West, where he is involved in many Vedic and Yogic schools, ashrams and associations.

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David Frawley – Ayurveda and Yoga

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) discusses the connection between Ayurveda and Yoga as ways to work with the healing powers of nature. In this interview with Swami Sitaramananda he introduces the Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Counselor Certification course as a foundational course for therapeutically applying Ayurveda and Yoga.

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