Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old holistic system of healing from ancient India which is still widely practiced today. The word, Ayurveda is made of two Sanskrit words:
◦ Ayur (meaning Life)
◦ Veda (meaning Knowledge)
So, Ayurveda is the knowledge of life.
What is life according to Ayurveda? It is the period of time between birth and death accompanied with Happiness, Inner Peace and Stability.
The practice of this ancient medicine teaches self-awareness and how to live in harmony with oneself and the laws of nature.
The Ayurvedic art of living helps to attain Dharma (a mission in life), Artha (wealth and abundance) and Kama (Pleasure) in order to achieve even higher goals such as Salvation, Equilibrium, Bliss or Happiness.
Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of maintaining good health (prevention) and healing diseases (treatment) by keeping in balance the vital energies known as Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). The manifestations of these Doshas are unique for each individual. They represent the fundamental nature of a person in all their dimension - body, mind and soul.
Ayurvedic massage, diet, lifestyle, cleansing treatments, herbal medicines, exercises, and meditation are tools by which one can attain a “good life”.