This is one of my favourite entry level books on Ayurveda. Deepak Chopra’s Perfect Health: The Complete Mind Body Guide is a great start for anyone with a budding interest in Ayurveda because it is extremely well written and gives a good summary of the science. It covers the topics of constitutional testing, dieting for the individual and lifestyle medicine very well. While also looking over Ayurvedic fields such as panchakarma (Ayurvedic Cleansing Processes), meditation, essential oils, massage, getting in touch with nature, freeing the mind from stress, and all the other areas that are needed to start seeing health from the big picture perspective. I also thoroughly like Chopra’s ability to use story in his descriptions, increasing the ease of reading and assimilation of the often heady content found in the science of Ayurveda.
Perfect Health provides a step by step program to practice Ayurvedic medicine effectively based on individual needs – achieving perfect health. Perfect Health is described as “A brilliant and exhilarating book” - Sunday Telegraph .
If you are new to Ayurveda then I highly recommend Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra. It enables a new student or inspired self healer to absorb a thorough summary of Ayurvedic Healing in a format that is easy to read and remember; really important for beginners as they journey into the vast world of Ayurveda.