This is a helpful article about the basic concepts of Ayurveda by Dr. Vasant Lad This is a great article to read before your first Ayurveda appointment.
Fundamentals of Ayurveda: The Basics is a great video introduction to the foundational principals of Ayurveda presented by teachers from Sadhana Yoga in New Jersey who attended the same Ayurveda School as Vivian. This is a great video to watch before or after your first Ayurveda appointment.
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad is a foundational resource for basic Ayurvedic cooking concepts and recipes with a wealth of good health information. Unlike newer cookbooks, it has no pictures, but I feel the information is timeless and essential.
The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook (now a series of books) is a beautifully presented cookbook and general Ayurveda resource written by my Kripalu School of Ayurveda classmate, Yogi Kate O’Donnell (click the picture to order)
Body Thrive by Cate Stillman is great week-by-week plan for adopting an Ayurvedic/Yogic daily routine and lifestyle. I highly recommend adding this book to your library (click the picture to order the book)
Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch. A wonderful book by one of my favorite teachers. (click the picture to order the book)
A lovely interview with Dr. Claudia is HERE
A short introduction to Ayurveda with Dr. Indu Arora
A Short film about Ayurveda and India
The Art of Being, a really nice full-length film about Ayurveda