Self healing experiences are the best introductions to Ayurveda. The list below comes second.
a. An insightful book to understand the heart of Ayurveda for personal choices
Prakruti – Robert Svoboda is warm, insightful read inspired from his personal experiences and uncommon insights
b. A comprehensive, well structured, detailed view of the entire field: Ayurveda encyclopedia
c. An overview of the classical core texts
We will selectively expand this list. Do share more inspiring introductions that you may have come across!