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A valuable introduction to a different approach to health
on May 18, 2012
This book is a valuable introduction to Ayurveda, a system for improving one's health and promoting longevity. Many of the ideas in this book are quite different from what I had previously learned and believed. But because I had many years of positive experiences with Transcendental Meditation, I decided to consider these ideas and try them. Experience has shown me that the ideas in this book are phenomenally effective.
I was prompted to write this review in response to some skeptical comments posted by other reviewers. Some reviewers see this book as the author's attempt to profitably sell other products and services. I do not believe this is the case. If valuable treatments and techniques can only be learned through personal instruction, it is helpful to know that these treatments and techniques exist, and I do not sense that the author is trying to monopolize the availability of these treatments and techniques; he merely wants people to know about them. I'm sure Dr. Chopra is financially independent and not merely advertising his services. In addition, I have heard and read so much good information from Dr. Chopra that I am convinced he is sincere.
Other reviewers have rejected the ideas in the book because they are different from what the reviewers have believed all their lives. I understand this because initially I was surprised by the different advice in this book. I advise people not to read this book unless they are open-minded and willing to consider and try some different ideas.
This book does contain plenty of good, specific advice regarding a healthy lifestyle, including diet, exercise, and rest, presented from an Ayurvedic perspective. I decided to try these ideas, and I have found that my physical health, mental health, and sense of well-being have all improved as a result.