Ayurveda is the art of self-healing. Ayurveda teaches each person how to create health and wellness in their life on all levels ~ Body. Mind. Spirit. We are all unique and for true healing to take place we have to understand our unique blueprint.
Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine with roots originating in India 5,000 years ago, and is the healing side of Yoga. Ayurveda has been passed down from master teachers to students through ancient texts and teachings, with its focus on healing the whole person. Today, the World Health Organization recognizes Ayurveda as a complete natural health care system.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word with ‘Ayur’ meaning life or longevity and ‘Veda’ meaning wisdom or knowledge; therefore, Ayurveda has a combined meaning that brings together “The Knowledge of Life” and the “Wisdom of Longevity.”
The principles of Ayurveda are as relevant today in our fast pace society as they were at the time of their conception. Ayurveda teaches us that health and disease in the body and mind are an end result of how we interact with our environment. If we have harmonious interactions we are healthy and happy. When we have disharmony in our environment our bodies respond with symptoms that make us unhappy and can lead to disease thoughout our system.
When we understand the foundation of Ayurveda: the 5-element theory, the 20 attributes of matter and the 3 biological energies (Doshas) that govern the body and mind, we can begin to heal from a deeper place. This knowledge helps to empower each person to be more in control of his or her own health and well-being.
Ayurveda is the science of learning to create balance between our body, mind, spirit within the everyday world we live in. It is centered on the 3 pillars of life, digestion (food), creativity (sex) and proper rest (sleep). Creating healthy habits in these areas are a key to living a long healthy life. Ayurveda also teaches us about the importance of the five sense therapies of: taste, sight, sound, touch, and smell, and the benefits that are gained when used in accordance with our unique blueprint.
Ayurveda looks at each person as having his or her own unique blueprint from birth; in Ayurveda the Sanskrit term is Prakruti. Prakruti means “your original creation that which we are born with it”. It holds the key in determining what is in harmony with your true nature and what will cause you to become out of balance, creating symptoms that if not listened to could lead to disease in the body.
To understand how imbalances occur, we need to understand the basic fundamental concepts of Ayurveda: The Five Element Theory, The 20 Atributes of Matter, and the 3 Doshas.
"Let thy Food be your medicine
and your medicine be your food"