Ayurveda is the world's oldest holistic healing practice from India.
Ayurveda can be defined as a system which uses the inherent principals of nature to help maintain health in a person by balancing the individual's body, mind, and spirit in perfect equilibrium with surrounding nature.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term made up of two words 'AYUR' and 'Veda'. 'Ayu' means life and 'Veda' means knowledge or in modern terms Science. Thus the term AYURVEDA means 'The knowledge of Life' or 'The Science of Life'.
Ayurveda's ancient healing wisdom has answers to many of our modern day health problems. Because of its emphasis on Mind-Body connection, and having a set daily regimen about nutrition and lifestyle, the body functions properly and the circadian rhythms of our internal clocks created by Nature, help us stay in Harmony. Thus we can prevent many diseases.
Ayurveda believes in 'five great elements' (earth, water, fire, air, and space) forming the universe, including the human body. Ayurveda, the 'science of life' is a system of traditional medicine native to India and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.
Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine from India that uses a constitutional model. Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and folks with health challenges can improve their health.
There are several aspects to Ayurveda that are quite unique:
* Its recommendations will often be different for each person regarding which foods and which lifestyle they should follow in order to be completely healthy. This is due to its use of a constitutional model.
* Everything in Ayurveda is validated by observation, inquiry, direct examination and knowledge derived from the ancient texts.
* It understands that there are energetic forces that influence nature and human beings. These forces are called the Tridoshas.
* Because Ayurveda sees a strong connection between the mind and the body, a huge amount of information is available regarding this relationship.