Book ‘Ten: Ayurvedic Portraits’

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Written by Asya Kovacheva

Illustrated by Nikola Kovachev 

Cover design by Yavor Ichkov

Ten: Ayurvedic Portraits presents Ayurveda in a whole new way. The concepts of different personalities are explored and analysed. Using the principles and practises of Ayurveda, Asya explores the diverse influences on our characters and discusses ways in which we can become the best versions of ourselves. Asya demonstrates a depth of knowledge and an insightfulness of this subject and presents it in a very understandable way.” Shirley Suek, editor, London, 2017

“At some point in life, a person begins to be interested in how to improve their health and how to maintain it if it feels good. In the vast sea of ​​information, there is an island called Ayurveda. This island contains all the knowledge we need about ourselves and how to fit in with this world harmoniously. At first, it seems difficult to understand the philosophy of Ayurveda and it is always helpful to have a guiding hand to facilitate the understanding of this doctrine. Asya Kovacheva has achieved that with this book. The concept of the five elements and three doshas is logically clear in theory but it is difficult to see it manifested in life, in people around us and in ourselves. The three psychophysical characters (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) Asya has brought to life in a very readable and recognisable way. With numerous examples in the form of short stories, Ten: Ayurvedic Portraits interrupts the philosophy of doshas in a very real and understandable manner. Portraits of its characters are an example of how the five elements, carriers of qualities, appear in us as our character traits such as emotions, attraction and repulsion, and inclinations. The book Ten: Ayurvedic Portraits by Asya Kovacheva will be beneficial not only for readers interested in Ayurveda but also for all who are interested in psychology. The book Ten: Ayurvedic Portraits also gives specific recipes which promote well-being. Asya’s book is rare in its approach and insight and is well worth a read.”  Yuriy Kovachev, Ayurvedic lecturer, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015

Ten: Ayurvedic Portraits is a guide: it’s the first step of a journey through the vast knowledge of Ayurveda. Any individual can decide to continue their life as usual or change direction for better. The advice and guidance contained in this book are provided in such an intuitive way that you may not even realise you are absorbing it. It is also a health manual because it can be dipped into for a piece of advice or recipe that could change your life, or you can simply enjoy the delicious healthy cuisine based on the Ayurvedic science of nutrition.” Dimitrina Asenova, editor, Bulgaria, 2015

Ten: Ayurvedic portraits is a fascinating book that presents different personalities reacting to life situations, seen through the perspective of Ayurveda. The science comes to life illustrated by colorful stories of life. Asya Kovacheva surprises us with the ease of expression and the attention to detail. She cleverly turns Ayurvedic concepts into real images and concepts and puts them in situations that reveal their true nature. The analysis at the end of each chapter explains the Ayurvedic principles and gives them depth and multidimensionality.” Dr Antoaneta Zarkova, Author: The colourful scene of feria of meditation, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015

The book Ten is available as:
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Publisher: Balboa Press (22 Mar. 2017)

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CONTENTS

Why Ten: Ayurvedic Portraits?

  1. Wind

Darkness

Pain

Knowledge

Analysis of Wind Type

  1. Wind and Fire

Poison

Manifestation

Faith

Analysis of Wind-Fire Type

  1. Wind and Earth

Inertia

Impetus

Balance

Analysis of Wind-Earth Type

ANALYSIS OF VATA DOSHA

  1. Fire

Fanaticism

Motivation

Harmony

Analysis of Fiery Type

  1. Fire and Wind

Ruin

Fear and Desire

Creativity

Analysis of Fire-Wind Type

  1. Fire and Earth

Inertia

Attraction and Repulsion

Humility

Analysis of Fire-Earth Type

ANALYSIS OF PITTA DOSHA

  1. Earth

Lethargy

Activity

Wisdom

Analysis of Earth Type

  1. Earth and Wind

Stagnation

Aggressiveness

Love

Analysis of Earth-Wind Type

  1. Earth and Fire

Insensitivity

Suffering

Happiness

Analysis of Earth-Fire Type

ANALYSIS OF KAPHA DOSHA

  1. Wind, Fire and Earth

Illness

Willingness

Life

Analysis of Wind-Fire-Earth Type

Conclusion

Bibliography

About the Author

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