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A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthy Living

Acharya Balkrishna (Author)

This book seeks to explain the basic principles of Ayurveda. Providing deep insight into the understanding of basic constitution of the body, it describes in detail the ailments in the body and their treatment. It discusses at length the fundamentals of Ayurveda, such as the five basic elements, the three biological humors, three supporting pillars of the body, the seven fundamental tissues, the vital essence, the excretory products, digestion and metabolism, physical strength, and body channels.

Further dealing with the body and its vital forces, it presents a detailed account of the nature of material substances, food habits, improper lifestyle, suppression of natural urges, retainable urges, and dietary facts and rules. Also it explains the characteristics of important liquids and their adjuvants, the classification of diseases and their examination, methods of treatment, and yoga therapy.

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About the author

Acharya Balkrishna

Dr. Acharya Balkrishna (D. Litt), Vice-Chancellor at the University of Patanjali, Haridwar, is a highly ascetic entrepreneur with a diverse personality, who is a specialist in Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit language, Indian sacred books, and the Vedas. Acharya Balkrishna has become a significant source of inspiration for Traditional Medicinal Practitioners and a globally recognized celebrity after dedicating his life to the resurrection of ancient healing and living practices. His maverick leadership as Chairman and MD of Patanjali Ayurveda, as well as his unwavering efforts in Yoga and Ayurvedic scientific research have earned him well-deserved accolades such as Ayurveda Expert', 'Manav Ratan', 'Bharat Gaurav', Ten Versatile and Dynamic Young Men of India', and 'UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award' to name a few.


He is widely known as highly respected herbal specialist for health and nutrition, owing to his early interest in plants. For the research of novel herbal medication formulations, he looked into four rare plants: 'Sanjeevani', 'Soma', 'Swarnakhiri', 'Swarnadraka', and endangered 'Astavavarga Plants'. He is now working on the development of a Patanjali herbal garden and herbarium as well as the production of 'World Herbal Encyclopedia', 'Wealth of Food Crops', and the identification of rare herbs and vegetation survey of India.


He has authored and edited over 150 books mainly on Yoga, Ayurveda, Scriptures, and Agricultural. He has to his credit about 130 research articles published in reputed national and international journals as well as 41 patent rights reserved. Because of his great faith and expertise in natural therapy methods, more than 1.5 million patients with a range of recalcitrant, chronic, and non-communicable diseases have been effectively cured. He has established Patanjali Ayurveda College and Patanjali University with the humanitarian goal of assisting youngsters in achieving their goals and serving the country. He has also worked on several other government and non-government projects.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthy Living
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789385436239
length xx+305p., 32 Pages of Plates; Illustrations; Colour; 24cm.