Prakriti, the individual constitution, is the basis of this ancient healing system. Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution is an introduction to Ayurveda, the ancient healing science of India. This book asserts that if an individual understands their own constitution, then they can understand what comprises a good diet and style of life for them specifically. The emphasis of individual needs encompassing this system of healing is suggested by the maxim: One man's food is another man's poison.
In addition to explaining how to best bring each constitutional type into balance, Prakriti also tackles some of the most common ailments of the modern world, such as obesity and malnutrition, asthma, allergy, rheumatic diseases, and cancer.
Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner to obtain a degree in Ayurveda, and to be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. Since that time he has traveled extensively around the world, lecturing and conducting workshops on Ayurveda and allied subjects. He serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque and for Bastyr University. His other books include: Ayurveda- Life, Health and Longevity and Ayurveda for Women.