This book aims towards all the students and scholars of Ayurveda who has interest
in this ancient Indian system of medicine and want to make the understanding of
the unique concepts of Ayurveda Kriya Sharir from scientific point of view.
Dr. Smita Arora has been a renowned Ayurvedic scholar all
through her journey of being in Ayurveda profession. She
completed’ her graduation (B.A.M.S.) and postgraduation
(M.D. in Kriya Sharir) from A. & U. Tibbia College, New Delhi
(University of Delhi) and pursued her PhD in Ayurveda from Dr.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University,
Jodhpur in 2013. She has been a meritorious scholar
throughout her academic career. She has done Health
Management course from NIHFW, New Delhi (Govt. of India).
Presently she is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Kriya Sharir in Ch.
Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, New Delhi (Govt. of NCT Delhi) since
2010. She has served for 3 years as Lecturer in Shri Baba Mast Nath Ayurvedic
College, Asthal Bohar, Rohtak, Haryana. She has worked with CSIR and CCRAS in
research project as ‘Ayurveda Expert’. She has got more than 8 years of teaching
experience in Kriya Sharir (Physiology) and 2 years of Research experience in the
field of Ayurveda. She also has been a certified AIDS (control & prevention) trainer for
CCRH. She has presented (in seminars) and published several scientific research
papers and articles in peer review journals. She is popular amongst the students of
being a teacher with great ideas and simple explanations of the concepts with
common examples. This book seems to be the essence of her teaching & research
excerience in the field of Ayurveda and the book has been authored in a very
sinrolified and scientific manner to explore the practical aspects of Kriya Sharir.
I have the honour to go through the book entitled "A COMPLETE TEXTBOOK
OF KRIYA SHARIR PRACTICAL (AYURVEDIC PRACTICAL PHYSIOLOGY)"
authored by Dr. Smita Arora, M.D. (Kriya Sharir), Ph.D., who is working as
Assistant Professor in Deptt of Kriya Sharir in Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurved
Charak Sansthan, New Delhi (Govt. OF NCT Delhi). The book is presented by
the competent author under three sections viz. Section-I (Kriya Sharir Practical)
with Sanskrit verses, Section-II (Practical Instruments) & Section-HI (Modern
For an Ayurvedic scholar it is very important to go through detailed human
anatomy and physiology for proper understanding of various approaches used
for treating various patients of different diseases. Many a times it is apparent to
confirm Ayurvedic diagnosis with the help of various diagnostic and investigative
cools and technology as available today. Different confirmatory tests are being
performed in highly sophisticated laboratories. To provide glimpses of various
laboratory investigations in the form of laboratory practicals to the students and
teachers of Ayurveda is a great contribution of the author. In the first section the
author has given very precise and scientific information regarding assessment of
Prakriti, Dosha, Dhatu, Agni, Koshta, Sara, Nadi, Pramana, Mutra Pariksha,
Mala Pariksha etc. with adequate Sanskrit verses, original references and scientific
explanations at relevant places, which adds to the beauty of the book.
Section-II is dealt with various Practical Instruments being used for practical
pourposes. Various diagrams and latest information about the instruments have
added quality to the work. Some important questionnaire given towards the end
of chapters adds to the analytic and critical knowledge of the reader over the
Several modern physiology practicals are described in section-III with detailed
Methodology and beautiful diagrams. Various illustrative slides and tables at
relvant places make the content material very rich. Examination of various systems
has been described with great accuracy and scientific temperament.
Overall the presentation of the book is very impressive. All related information
about Practicals of Kriya Sharir including Modern Physiology are provided at
one place which enables the prospective reader to get the desired information at
one place. Very few books are available on the subject. I congratulate the author
for bringing out very useful and complete book for UG, PG Scholars and teachers
on the subject. Dr. Smita Arora is a pushing, hard working, intelligent scholar
with an illustrious career. I wish her great success in her maiden venture of bringing
out such a useful book for Ayurvedic fraternity.
At this very juncture of completion of this book, I thank "Maa Jagdambey’,
the Aadi Shakti, for blessing me and giving me the enough strength and intellect
to accomplish this task smoothly.
While starting this book, the very first thought which came into my mind
was the proverb of a Hungarian Biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who said
"Research is to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobody else has
thought". 1 would call my this task a research rather than a simple textbook,
since many concepts which we usually study, discuss and attempt in the exams
though seem to be just a part of syllabus yet actually they exhibit the depth of
Ayurveda and its unique concepts. In present book such an attempt has been
taken to justify the concepts of Ayurvediya Kriya Sharir from practical point of
All the Ayurvedic scholars and students are very much familiar with the
basic concepts of dosha-dhatu-mala framing the basic physiology, i.e. Sharir
Kriya, but very few of them accept these in a scientific way. Ayurveda is not just
a study of ‘Read-Learn & Write’ nowadays, rather the present era of research
has set the goal for each and every concept whichever has been written in the
epics or classical Ayurvedic textbooks. This book aims towards all the students
and scholars of Ayurveda who have interest in this ancient Indian system of
medicine and want to make the understanding of the unique concepts of
Ayurvediya Kriya Sharir from scientific and authentic point of view.
Highlights of the Book
Lastly, with my humble regards and sincere thanks to my parents, life-partner,
kids and to all my teachers and ‘Guru’ whose love and blessings helped me to
reach at this destination. I must offer my most profound gratitude to my Guru
Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Sharma for appreciating my hard work and encouraging
me with his blessed words by writing Foreword note for this book. I would like
to say that "We are called to be faithful, to take those first difficult steps and to leave
the results up to God".
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