For students of Ayurveda who are unable to read Sanskrit, learning the intricacies of this subtle and complex healing science is challenging, if not impossible. Without the ability to transfer the principles expounded in the ancient texts into practical application according to the time, place, and person being treated, proper results cannot be achieved.
During his own study of Ayurveda, Dr. Sanjay Pisharodi discovered some of the available English translations to be incomplete and inaccurate. In his book, Dr.Pisharodi presents the most authentic English translation of the Ashtanga Hridayam to date. This book has word by word translation of each sanskrit verse, exact translation and transliteration of each verse , author’s own commentary as well as translation of the commentaries of other Acharyas for that particular verse.
This book gives unparalleled access to the knowledge imparted in the Ashtanga Hridaya. Because it is the most practical, concise, and clinical in its presentation and contains the essential points from all the great classics, this text serves as an excellent teaching tool. This text acts as a vital bridge connecting international students of Ayurveda with the ancient sages and great teachers of this fascinating healing tradition.