Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Dr. Robert Svoboda

If you want to truly understand your own nature - from an Ayurvedic perspective - then this book is for you. It presents wonderful, sophisticated concepts of Ayurveda in a really accessible way. I love this book, I could read it over and over.

Dr. Svoboda's original work on the constitutional types in Ayurveda has been considered a classic for many years. This book facilitates a greater understanding of each individual constitution and how we all relate to the world, covering some of the challenges we face in modern life.

On the subject of Ayurvedic constitution Dr. Vasant Lad points out: "The healing science of Ayurveda is based totally upon the knowledge of "prakriti", the individual constitution. If every individual knows his own constitution, then one can understand, for instance, what is a good diet and style of life for oneself. One man's food is another man's poison. Therefore, to make one's life healthy, happy and balanced, the knowledge of constitution is absolutely necessary." This throws light on why it is so important to truly grasp the natures involved in Prakriti and the dosha system.