The three common Ayurvedic body types - known as doshas comprising of vata, pitta and kapha - are explained in this guide, as are the factors that are prone to damaging each type. Based on the premise that individuals are born with their own doshas and the whole perception of life's experiences is affected by them, the book shows how imbalances created by nutritional factors, environmental changes, stress levels and long-standing habits damage the natural flows of energy that should be experienced. By incorporating the guide's simple daily activities that give nourishment at both the physical and spiritual level, regeneration and enrichment on a daily basis is possible. This is the only book that deals with the practical realities of daily living using Ayurveda as a primary system of health care. It examines the factors within the real lives of key protagonists and establishes principles of physical and emotional health care that apply to everyone.