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世界中のセレブが全幅の信頼を置く医学博士をご存知ですか? 心と体の医学およびウェルビーイング分野における世界的な第一人者。 『タイム』誌が選ぶ20世紀の英雄と象徴トップ100人」のひとり。 『ハフィントンポスト』による調査で、医学でもっとも影響を及ぼした人物、1位。 彼らの名はディーパック・チョプラ博士。 レディ・ガガは彼についてこう語っています。 「私の人生に最も影響を与えた人物」 故マイケル・ジャクソン、マドンナ、ミランダ・カー、ゴルバチョフ元ソ連大統領、クリントン元米大統領など 名だたるセレブたちに支持されるチョプラ博士が説くアーユルヴェーダの集大成! この本は、「完全な健康」のための理論と方法をつまびらかに紹介しています。 その手法は、インドで5000年以上の歴史を持つ伝統医学「アーユルヴェーダ」を元にしたもの。 ほかに 世界中のセレブが全幅の信頼を置く医学博士をご存知ですか? 心と体の医学およびウェルビーイング分野における世界的な第一人者。 『タイム』誌が選ぶ20世紀の英雄と象徴トップ100人」のひとり。 『ハフィントンポスト』による調査で、医学でもっとも影響を及ぼした人物、1位。 彼らの名はディーパック・チョプラ博士。 レディ・ガガは彼についてこう語っています。 「私の人生に最も影響を与えた人物」 故マイケル・ジャクソン、マドンナ、ミランダ・カー、ゴルバチョフ元ソ連大統領、クリントン元米大統領など 名だたるセレブたちに支持されるチョプラ博士が説くアーユルヴェーダの集大成! この本は、「完全な健康」のための理論と方法をつまびらかに紹介しています。 その手法は、インドで5000年以上の歴史を持つ伝統医学「アーユルヴェーダ」を元にしたもの。 ほかにも「アロマセラピー」「瞑想」「ヨガ」……etc これらの技法は、どれもアーユルヴェーダに含まれています。 すべての健康法のベースにあるとも言えるのがインドの伝統医学「アーユルヴェーダ」なのです。 これに量子力学の考えを組み合わせ、独自に開発されたのがチョプラ博士の


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世界中のセレブが全幅の信頼を置く医学博士をご存知ですか? 心と体の医学およびウェルビーイング分野における世界的な第一人者。 『タイム』誌が選ぶ20世紀の英雄と象徴トップ100人」のひとり。 『ハフィントンポスト』による調査で、医学でもっとも影響を及ぼした人物、1位。 彼らの名はディーパック・チョプラ博士。 レディ・ガガは彼についてこう語っています。 「私の人生に最も影響を与えた人物」 故マイケル・ジャクソン、マドンナ、ミランダ・カー、ゴルバチョフ元ソ連大統領、クリントン元米大統領など 名だたるセレブたちに支持されるチョプラ博士が説くアーユルヴェーダの集大成! この本は、「完全な健康」のための理論と方法をつまびらかに紹介しています。 その手法は、インドで5000年以上の歴史を持つ伝統医学「アーユルヴェーダ」を元にしたもの。 ほかに 世界中のセレブが全幅の信頼を置く医学博士をご存知ですか? 心と体の医学およびウェルビーイング分野における世界的な第一人者。 『タイム』誌が選ぶ20世紀の英雄と象徴トップ100人」のひとり。 『ハフィントンポスト』による調査で、医学でもっとも影響を及ぼした人物、1位。 彼らの名はディーパック・チョプラ博士。 レディ・ガガは彼についてこう語っています。 「私の人生に最も影響を与えた人物」 故マイケル・ジャクソン、マドンナ、ミランダ・カー、ゴルバチョフ元ソ連大統領、クリントン元米大統領など 名だたるセレブたちに支持されるチョプラ博士が説くアーユルヴェーダの集大成! この本は、「完全な健康」のための理論と方法をつまびらかに紹介しています。 その手法は、インドで5000年以上の歴史を持つ伝統医学「アーユルヴェーダ」を元にしたもの。 ほかにも「アロマセラピー」「瞑想」「ヨガ」……etc これらの技法は、どれもアーユルヴェーダに含まれています。 すべての健康法のベースにあるとも言えるのがインドの伝統医学「アーユルヴェーダ」なのです。 これに量子力学の考えを組み合わせ、独自に開発されたのがチョプラ博士の

30 review for Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide, Revised and Updated Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    Anxious to learn more about Ayurveda, I found this book to be a wealth of information and a definite reference for the future. For me, this book was a great starting point into this amazing Eastern India concept. This is certainly a place to start if you are interested in learning more about the practices of Ayurveda. I did notice, after completing a Metabolic Typing course that the Ayurvedic approach lists foods that my metabolic type differed from on a wide scale. For me, it goes back to listen Anxious to learn more about Ayurveda, I found this book to be a wealth of information and a definite reference for the future. For me, this book was a great starting point into this amazing Eastern India concept. This is certainly a place to start if you are interested in learning more about the practices of Ayurveda. I did notice, after completing a Metabolic Typing course that the Ayurvedic approach lists foods that my metabolic type differed from on a wide scale. For me, it goes back to listening to my body and what my inner self speaks to me. The differences in both of these typing techniques helped me realize the importance of paying attention to my body’s signs, signals, and messages. I learned a lot about the history of Ayurvedic Medicine, which entailed understanding the system as a way of preventive medicine and health that dates back to India more than 5,000 years. The word “Ayurveda” comes from two Sanskrit root words, Ayus, or “life”, and Veda, meaning “knowledge” or “The science of life.” Dr. Chopra goes on to say that an alternate and more precise reading would be “The knowledge of life span.” We learn that in Ayurvedic Medicine, the guiding principle is that the mind exerts the deepest influence on the body, and freedom from sickness depends upon contacting our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. According to Ayurvedic beliefs, this state of balanced awareness then creates a higher state of health. The book became really interesting when I was able to body type my personal dosha. I was a little confused when it came to the actual typing method, because Dr. Chopra stated that a slight margin may mean you are a two-dosha type; however, he never indicated what the parameters of the margin are. The Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas are then described in great detail throughout the book. The information is well stated and easily relayed if you are clear on your dosha type. Dr. Chopra gave real-life cases in which people sought and achieved help from his center, the Chopra Center, in La Jolla, CA. I was intrigued to learn that this center existed and that they have a whole host of programs to help educate people seeking information into the Ayurvedic approach. They definitely offer a multitude of tools, which they make readily available to the inquiring mind. There are practices from the Ayurvedic approach that can be done at home and explicit details are laid out. One of the oil massages, (Abhyanga) certainly caught my attention (Page 250.) We continued to learn about our diets, eating for balance, herbs, spices, meats, beans, oils, and even more areas of specificity were covered pertaining to each dosha. I was elated to learn about the Sun Salute (Surya Namaskara), which is a complete Ayurvedic exercise that simultaneously integrates the whole physiology – mind, body, and breath. Pictures were included of each step; however, you didn’t have to guess what you were reading from the pictures because a whole section of “How To” is incorporated. A gave this book a 5-star rating, but the only issue I have is the clarification of the margins of being a two-type dosha.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Samir Rawas Sarayji

    An interesting book explaining the Ayurveda health system with occasional relations to western medicine. It reads like an introduction to the Ayurveda system and it is rather comprehensive.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    Relieved to be done! This book has been on my "to-do" list since May. I appreciate many of the concepts Dr. Chopra stands by-- "our bodies are rivers, constantly changing... anything in the body can be changed with the flick of an intention". I enjoyed the basic run down of pranayama and yoga poses as well. That said, I think the idea of the mind-body types, or doshas and their associated qualities seem to me, very subjective. The majority of the book encouraged expensive and time consuming Ayur Relieved to be done! This book has been on my "to-do" list since May. I appreciate many of the concepts Dr. Chopra stands by-- "our bodies are rivers, constantly changing... anything in the body can be changed with the flick of an intention". I enjoyed the basic run down of pranayama and yoga poses as well. That said, I think the idea of the mind-body types, or doshas and their associated qualities seem to me, very subjective. The majority of the book encouraged expensive and time consuming Ayurveda treatments. As a fan of yoga and meditation, I enjoyed Dr. Chopra's perspective- but I don't see myself ever turning to Ayurveda for healing.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Let me start off by saying that I actually believe the teachings of Deepak Chopra, Aruyveda, yoga and all that good stuff. I try to integrate these learning into my life. However, I just could not read this book, and was reminded why I do not like self-help books. Too repetitive. Lacks a compelling story. Too wishy-washy. I guess I will stick to fiction.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Harish B

    It’s a book written for the west exhaustively explaining the ayurveda system. For Indian readers many chapters seems basic. But this is a good read on healthy living.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    My sister has recently gotten me interested in the field of Ayurveda, which many refer to as the medical side of yoga. In fact, it's an ancient Indian healing philosophy that strikes to balance the various doshas of the body. Each person is a combination of the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), and knowing your own constitution can help you to make decisions about diet, exercise, daily routines, and so forth. Chopra vehemently believes that you can attain perfect health -- even put off aging -- My sister has recently gotten me interested in the field of Ayurveda, which many refer to as the medical side of yoga. In fact, it's an ancient Indian healing philosophy that strikes to balance the various doshas of the body. Each person is a combination of the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), and knowing your own constitution can help you to make decisions about diet, exercise, daily routines, and so forth. Chopra vehemently believes that you can attain perfect health -- even put off aging -- if you attain this ideal balance. If this all sounds a bit suspicious, I'm right there with you ... except that once you determine your dosha and start to read about its physical and mental characteristics, you will immediately start to recognize yourself. Similarly, seeing a list of foods best suited to each type may explain your love of oatmeal or why you feel sick after eating raw greens. I can't give this book 5 stars because Chopra spends a bit too much time selling the various services available at his medical center in L.A. Still, a solid intro to basic Ayurvedic principles, and way more than a simple diet guide.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mariko Sandico-Lee

    A nice introduction to Ayurveda for Western folks. Though it was a bit white/able body-focused, and ageist in the language, and examples used.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Terrireads

    I actually read the original Perfect Health not the revised version............it is a wonderful philosophy on how to live by your dosha. He stresses yoga, meditatiion, routines, diet for each dosha. I have referred to this book many times over the years and it helps me to get out of a mood/obstacle i'm facing. It's been so helpful............ I actually read the original Perfect Health not the revised version............it is a wonderful philosophy on how to live by your dosha. He stresses yoga, meditatiion, routines, diet for each dosha. I have referred to this book many times over the years and it helps me to get out of a mood/obstacle i'm facing. It's been so helpful............

  9. 4 out of 5

    Monica McCarthy

    A great introduction to Ayurveda and easy to read. I found this helpful before going on a weekend Ayurvda retreat at the Laughing Lotus center in NYC. I've also gone to Chopra's Dream Center in the city and taken meditation and yoga...very relaxing! A great introduction to Ayurveda and easy to read. I found this helpful before going on a weekend Ayurvda retreat at the Laughing Lotus center in NYC. I've also gone to Chopra's Dream Center in the city and taken meditation and yoga...very relaxing!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mara

    I like dr. Chopra's way of writing, it is very umderstandable for someone who is new to ayurveda, but it still covers a lot of information. A very positive book about how to live an enjoyable and healthy life, i would recommand reading it if you are into general health stuff or ayurveda I like dr. Chopra's way of writing, it is very umderstandable for someone who is new to ayurveda, but it still covers a lot of information. A very positive book about how to live an enjoyable and healthy life, i would recommand reading it if you are into general health stuff or ayurveda

  11. 4 out of 5

    Erin Berglin

    Great intro to ayurvedic health principles and just makes you feel good reading it!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    This is a nice introduction to Ayurveda. I’ve been learning slowly about Ayurveda (the sibling science to yoga) over the last six years - and found a few new points of learning from this book. I consider Chopra the Dr Oz of eastern medicine and so often find that he takes a wonderful concept/healing modality/idea and waters it down immensely to make it as palatable as possible for his western audience. I also find the idea of Perfect Health and much of the language in the book incredibly ableist This is a nice introduction to Ayurveda. I’ve been learning slowly about Ayurveda (the sibling science to yoga) over the last six years - and found a few new points of learning from this book. I consider Chopra the Dr Oz of eastern medicine and so often find that he takes a wonderful concept/healing modality/idea and waters it down immensely to make it as palatable as possible for his western audience. I also find the idea of Perfect Health and much of the language in the book incredibly ableist. To go deeper into Ayurveda I recommend Maya Tiwari’s and/or Dr. Vasant Lad’s work. Lastly, I think it’s important to remember that in India - becoming an Ayurvedic doctor is a very rigorous long process like becoming a western doctor is in the U.S. So if you’re not finding the information you need here - remember that this work is much deeper and more complex than what Chopra is presenting (partly so our consumer society will buy more services/stuff from him). We are only scratching the surface of things with this book - but it’s a good point of entry if your brand new to Ayurveda.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    I recently developed a somewhat random interest in Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine that focuses on a balanced diet, herbs, and breathing techniques. I was looking for a book to give me a basic overview of the practice, and this book overwhelmingly seemed to be the choice for a western newbie. The foundation is this concept that our body is made up of three doshas, that when out of balance cause us to be unhealthy. Each person has a dosha that is dominate, and in order to be truly healthy, I recently developed a somewhat random interest in Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine that focuses on a balanced diet, herbs, and breathing techniques. I was looking for a book to give me a basic overview of the practice, and this book overwhelmingly seemed to be the choice for a western newbie. The foundation is this concept that our body is made up of three doshas, that when out of balance cause us to be unhealthy. Each person has a dosha that is dominate, and in order to be truly healthy, you have to understand what habits and foods agitate your dosha. While it sounds a little crazy, once you dive in, it makes a lot more sense. My yoga teacher talks a lot about doshas, so I was familiar with the concept, and found the description of pitta (my dominate dosha) to be spot on. Not a book everybody would enjoy, but if you are interested in learning more about this ancient philosophy of living this is a great book to start with.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bhakta Kishor

    The word health comes from the word whole. When your body, your mind, your emotion, your energies are in tune with each other and you feel wholesome within yourself, that is when you feel healthy. A large number of people in the world, including many who considered medically healthy, are unhealthy. They may not need any medication but their system does not know any wholesomeness. There is no sense of peace or joy in them. You think you are unhealthy only when you get depressed beyond a certain p The word health comes from the word whole. When your body, your mind, your emotion, your energies are in tune with each other and you feel wholesome within yourself, that is when you feel healthy. A large number of people in the world, including many who considered medically healthy, are unhealthy. They may not need any medication but their system does not know any wholesomeness. There is no sense of peace or joy in them. You think you are unhealthy only when you get depressed beyond a certain point, but you are unhealthy if you are not bubbling with joy. There is no wholesomeness in terms of the internal composition of who you are. This has happened because you never paid any attention to it. This whole attitude of trying to fix everything from the outside has to go. No doctor or medicine can ever give you health. They can assist you when you have fallen into ill health and help you out of it a little bit, but health has to happen within yourself.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

    After recently discovering what Ayruveda is, I decided to give this a read. I like how the author breaks the information down in parts to make it easier to carry the info in the next chapters. My biggest takeaway from this book (being healthy-minded already) is that I can always improve my relationship with food. I practice mindful eating as is, but Chopra reminded me that my cells are its own beings too. In other words, I need to be happy with what I put into my body because even if I am doing After recently discovering what Ayruveda is, I decided to give this a read. I like how the author breaks the information down in parts to make it easier to carry the info in the next chapters. My biggest takeaway from this book (being healthy-minded already) is that I can always improve my relationship with food. I practice mindful eating as is, but Chopra reminded me that my cells are its own beings too. In other words, I need to be happy with what I put into my body because even if I am doing all my exercises and checking off my list of staying healthy, if I'm not mentally stimulated, then it's pointless. AND, that it is okay to eat a cookie from time to time, as long as I do it in moderation with a good mindset to say the least....

  16. 5 out of 5

    Liz Mandeville

    An interesting, entry level look at Aryuvedic Medicine and how to apply it in your own life. Readers are given a multiple choice test to see which of the three body types, or Doshas (or combinations there of) apply to them. The chapters that follow give suggestions of what to do if you find yourself suffering from ill health, which is thought to be caused by an imbalance in one of the Doshas. These suggestions include dietary suggestions and lifestyle changes one could employ to regain one's bal An interesting, entry level look at Aryuvedic Medicine and how to apply it in your own life. Readers are given a multiple choice test to see which of the three body types, or Doshas (or combinations there of) apply to them. The chapters that follow give suggestions of what to do if you find yourself suffering from ill health, which is thought to be caused by an imbalance in one of the Doshas. These suggestions include dietary suggestions and lifestyle changes one could employ to regain one's balance.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    This was a great book that confirmed so much of what I have discovered about self-care over the years. I was only superficially aware of the Ayurvedic science of healthcare. Chopra does a good job of explaining it and tying all the different piecs together while reassuring the reader that they do not need to memorize everything.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    A quick dive into Maharishi Ayurveda and our quantum bodies. Great information on how our doshas affect how our bodies perceive the world as well as suggestions on how to keep them in balance through what we eat, how we eat, our attitudes and how it's all intertwined. Discusses yoga, primordial sound, aromatherapy, and many other ancient ways of keeping ourselves balanced. A quick dive into Maharishi Ayurveda and our quantum bodies. Great information on how our doshas affect how our bodies perceive the world as well as suggestions on how to keep them in balance through what we eat, how we eat, our attitudes and how it's all intertwined. Discusses yoga, primordial sound, aromatherapy, and many other ancient ways of keeping ourselves balanced.

  19. 4 out of 5

    A.J.

    Deepak Chopra is gifted charlatan who preys on the weak-minded and gullible. Included in this group are a few “celebrities” and talk-show hosts who propagate this nonsense to their sheep-like followers. Being the adept con man that he is he throws in scientific jargon to hide his profound ignorance.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Natanel

    I didn’t know much about Ayurvedic traditional approach to health and the body. This book is giving a good overview of the field. It can also serve as practical guide to the reader that might be interested in getting some techniques to improve his daily life and health. It feels like a good introductory guide to Ayurvedic wisdom.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sharolyn Stauffer

    Enlightening information about Ayurveda and how it works. I'm not convinced that it is totally for me, and I felt either the test needed to be more specific, or perhaps I am one with a bigger balance of all three doshas (which they say is rare), but I definitely can tell my dominant type and will try some of the ancient methods of balancing things for better health. Enlightening information about Ayurveda and how it works. I'm not convinced that it is totally for me, and I felt either the test needed to be more specific, or perhaps I am one with a bigger balance of all three doshas (which they say is rare), but I definitely can tell my dominant type and will try some of the ancient methods of balancing things for better health.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Judy Brown

    This is the first book of his I have read since his much earlier ones. It was a gift and I find I still enjoy his writing style and appreciate his no nonsense approach to the body-mind connection. This is a book to digest, not read in a hurry. I refer back to it often.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Carole

    After reading 'Quantum Healing' by Deepak Chopra, I purchased this book and was not disappointed. It helped me in my stage of life where I needed to change my lifestyle and mindset if I was to survive. After reading 'Quantum Healing' by Deepak Chopra, I purchased this book and was not disappointed. It helped me in my stage of life where I needed to change my lifestyle and mindset if I was to survive.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cheri Flake

    I just re-read this book and it is truly life changing. These little intuitive changes in your life can make a huge difference. An excellent intro to Ayurveda. I’m sold and moving on. Ready for A deeper dive...

  25. 4 out of 5

    Timea Dunay

    Very useful and interesting concept about your own body and more.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gaby Suarez

    The book became a little repetitive so it lost my interest. My favorite part was the real life cases!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Saravanan A

    Very good book on Ayurveda

  28. 4 out of 5

    Adhyatmika Chinthana

    Read it. Try and follow the advice. Stop going to doctors and going bankrupt.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michael Schoenhofer

    Great book. Took lots of notes.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Only skimmed it and didn’t agree with body type assessments and more.

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