The Language of Ayurveda
Learn how to read, write and pronounce over 850 Sanskrit terms relating to Ayurveda. Includes 9 invocation chants, 15 verses on Ayurveda, reference tables and separate English and Sanskrit indices.


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"The Language of Ayurveda is the soul of Ayurvedic education. Nicolai Bachman's great effort in producing this excellent linguistic work will unfold the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda in the hearts of students."
Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician

"... an essential reference guide to Sanskrit terminology indispensable for all serious students of Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga therapy. With a well produced book and high quality audio, it provides all the necessary Sanskrit terms, their meaning and categorization, as well as explaining the prime principles of healing in the Indian tradition. It contains important mantras and chants as well."
Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), author, Yoga and Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Healing

Finally, an audio-visual reference on Sanskrit verses and terms used in Ayurveda!
A complete description is given below.


  • comprehensive
    • draws from the numerous original Ayurvedic texts
    • covers the vast majority of vocabulary used by Ayurvedic practitioners in the West
    • chants of invocations as well as verses from original Ayurvedic texts
  • audio and visual components reinforce each other
  • serves as a teaching guide and reference manual

Book (144 pages, hidden wire-O binding so it lays flat)

  • convenient 8" x 6 1/2" size
  • 8 common chants of invocation, 15 verses on Ayurveda
  • over 850 Sanskrit terms
  • Appendices include reference tables on VPK, dhatus, tastes and more
  • shows the original Devanagari Sanskrit script, transliteration and translation for everything
  • two ways to quickly find a word using the indices
    • locate by Sanskrit name using the Sanskrit Index
    • locate by the English translation using the English Index
  • Easily accessible Sanskrit Pronunciation Key in the back of the book
  • Complete bibliography

144 pg hidden wire-O bound book, so it lays flat
7 downloadable MP3 files, with 81 total tracks


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MP3 Audio Tracks

Chants of Invocation

1   Gananam Tva

2   Devi Sureshvari

3   Dhanvantari Stotram

4   Shatamanam

5   Tryambakam

6   Vata A

7   Annam Brahma

8   Brahmarpanam


Verses on Ayurveda

1   Dhatus and Malas

Elements and their Tanmatras

Gunas (twenty qualities)

Gunas of each Dosha

Similars and Dissimilars


Sites of Vata

Sites of Pitta

9 Sites of Kapha

10 Subdoshas of Vata

11 Subdoshas of Pitta

12 Subdoshas of Kapha

13 Tastes

14 Tastes of each Dosha

15 Vipaka of each Taste

Origins of

1 Shad-Darshana

2 Sankhya Gunas

3 Purusha and Tattvas 1-4

4 Tattvas 5-9

5 Tattvas 10-14

6 Tattvas 15-19

7 Tattvas 20-24

8 Purushartha

9 Limbs of Ayurveda

10 Major Texts

11 Minor Texts

12 Upavedas

13 Vedas


The Body

1 Body Parts and Organs

2 Digestion Types (agni)

3 Doshas and Subdoshas

4 Dosha Phases

5 Energetics of Substances

6 Energy Centers (cakra)

7 Energy Channels (nadi­)

8 Channel Systems (srotas)

9 Energy Points (marman)

10 Natural Urges (vega)

11 Pillars of Longevity

12 Qualities (guna)

13 Sheaths (kosha)

14 Tastes (rasa)

15 Tissues (dhatu)

16 Utilization of Food

17 Waste Materials (mala)


Examination and Treatment

1    Digestive Strength

2    Disease Causes

3    Disease Stages

4    Diseases

5    Examination - Diagnosis

6    Examination - Eightfold

7    Examination - Tenfold

8    Measurements of Size

9    Measurements of Time

10  Pain Types

11  Palliation Methods

12  Pancakarma

13  Pulse Gaits

14  Seasons

15  Symptoms

16  Treatment Methods

17  Treatments



1  Actions (karman)

2  Carriers (anupana)

3  Common Herbal Formulas

4  Food Types

5  Herbs (oshadhi)

6  Mineral Ashes (bhasma)

7  Parts of the Plant

8  Preparation Methods

9  Times to Take



1  General Terms

2   Sanskrit Alphabet Chant







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