About the Book :
This intriguing book shows readers how to use Ayurvedic principles to treat depression, one of the most important and pervasive emotional illnesses. This book singularly focuses on Ayurvedic approaches to heal depression. Readers will learn how to find the right meditation practice, nutrition, breathing exercises, and yoga positions according to the three types of depression: Airy (Vata), Burning (Pitta), and Earthy (Kapha).
Interesting Facts :
Unique focus of book -- no other books applying Ayurveda (the medical system out of which yoga derived) to the huge topic of depressionAuthors have strong credentials that are highly suited to this book -- lead author is psychologist, coauthor is Ayurveda expert with clinical practiceAuthors plan to hire a freelance PR firm
Foreword by Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc.Acknowledgments.Introduction.PART I: FINDING ANOTHER WAY.1 Beyond the Broken Brain.2 Why Depression Happens.3 The Many Faces of Depression.4 Airy Depression.5 Burning Depression.6 Earthy Depression.7 Metabolizing Life.8 Consciousness Becomes Us.PART II CREATING HAPPINESS.9 Meditation: Transcending Darkness.10 Breathing: Letting Your Life Force Flow.11 Exercise: Moving Your Spirit.12 Yoga: Posing for Life.13 Sleep: Recharging Your Life Force.14 Food: Nourishing Rites.15 Now What?Appendix: Authors' Evaluation of the Mind-Body Questionnaire: Assessing Our Imbalances.Resources.Index.