This is a wonderfully concise explanation of Ayurveda with lots of visual and descriptive examples to help clarify the approach. The author perfectly points you forward and back throughout the book to help explain this very complex system as you join all the pieces together and create an understanding. Her simplification of Ayurveda makes implementing Ayurvedic practice something you can start to do immediately.
While she explains that diagnosis can be complex, the idea of seeing your constitution and being able to discern the constitutions of others can begin right away. It is, to a degree, an experiment you can make with yourself to judge how changes you make in diet, exercise, work and relationships affect your physical and mental well-being. I recommend EVERYONE to read this book. Even if you do not become a practitioner, it is a wonderful way to understand how we function as individuals and why different changes create the reactions they do in each of us.
If you have one book on Ayurveda in your home, this should be it.
Beautifully illustrated guide to everything you want to know about practicing ayurvedic principles.