"The Yoga of Herbs" by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad
"The Yoga of Herbs" is a book written by Dr. David Frawley (also known as Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) and Dr. Vasant Lad. Published in 1986, the book explores the relationship between Ayurveda (the ancient Indian system of medicine) and yoga (the ancient Indian system of physical and spiritual practices). Dr. David Frawley is a well-known author, Ayurvedic practitioner, and Vedic scholar, while Dr. Vasant Lad is an Ayurvedic physician and educator.
In "The Yoga of Herbs," the authors delve into the principles of Ayurveda and explain how to use herbs in conjunction with yoga practices to promote healing, balance, and overall well-being. The book provides detailed information about more than 150 medicinal herbs and their therapeutic properties, including how to identify, prepare, and use them effectively. It also explores the energetic and spiritual aspects of herbs, emphasizing their connection to the chakras (energy centers) and the subtle energy system of the body.
"The Yoga of Herbs" serves as a practical guide for incorporating herbs into a yogic lifestyle. It offers insights into Ayurvedic constitutional types (doshas), their imbalances, and the herbs that can help restore balance and enhance specific yogic practices. The book also includes traditional Ayurvedic formulas and recipes for different health conditions, along with guidelines for self-care and herbal remedies.
Overall, "The Yoga of Herbs" provides a comprehensive understanding of the healing potential of herbs within the context of yoga and Ayurveda, making it a valuable resource for those interested in holistic health, natural remedies, and the integration of yoga and herbal medicine.