The Art of Balanced Living
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Have you ever wondered: ‘Why some
of us ...
• prefer hot weather to cold?
• get sick more often than others?
• love spicy food and others don’t?
• struggle to lose weight while others struggle to keep it on?
• are restless while others love lying on the couch or
• know exactly what we want to do in life and others never know?
In the The Art of Balanced Living, Dr Shaun Matthews shows us how an understanding of Ayurveda, India’s time-honoured system of healing, provides answers to these questions. It is all to do with our body type! In the Ayurvedic tradition, there are three body types (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) that
reflect and affect everything from the health of our skin to the state of our finances.
The Art of Balanced Living introduces us to the diet and styles of meditation and yoga that suit our specific body-type. An understanding of them helps us live healthier, happier and more balanced lives
Written by Dr Shaun Matthews, a respected western medicine and Ayurvedic practitioner of 25 years, The Art of Balanced Living also contains recipes and personal stories from people whose lives have
changed after adopting the body-type diet and way of life. This is a beautiful book for anyone who is interested in nourishing and improving their health in a way that best suits their own individual nature.
‘Everything that science is revealing about modern medicine was long
ago understood by Ayurvedic practitioners from India. Shaun has distilled
this ancient knowledge and made it available and applicable in modern
circumstances. You will constantly consult The Art of Balanced Living because
it contains wisdom and practical guidelines as well as providing a wealth of
knowledge based on Shaun’s 25 years’ experience as an holistic doctor.’
Petrea King, Founder and CEO Quest for Life Foundation
Dr Shaun Matthews, whom I have known for more than two decades,
has with this book provided a fine compilation of his experiences with
Ayurveda …as a great system of health and healing.’
Dr Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and author
Dr Shaun Matthews trained in medicine in Ireland and Australia, and has worked as a
general practitioner since 1992. He studied Ayurvedic medicine at Gujarat Ayurveda
University and Yoga teacher training at the Bihar School of Yoga in India. Shaun was an
associate lecturer In the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the
University of New South Wales from 1992 –2005. In 1997 he founded the Department
of Ayurvedic Medicine at Nature Care College in Sydney where he still lectures.
He is a Fellow of the College of Indian Medicine (Pune). Shaun also run Ayurvedic
cooking classes in Sydney for almost two decades. Shaun is in private practice in
Sydney and can be contacted through his website www.ayurvedichealing.com.au.