The science of 'life'. From the ancient Sanskrit language of India, Ayur means 'life' and Veda means science or knowledge.
Ayurveda literally translates as “the science of life.” In the ancient Sanskrit language of India, Ayur means “life,” and Veda means “science or knowledge”.
Ayurveda is an integrated, holistic approach to achieving and maintaining wellness based on thousands of years of scientific study. Originating in India is the traditional medicine and the natural healing system whose roots are based on the Vedic era in India more than 5,000 years ago. It is probably the oldest healthcare system in the world.
Because of this, it is also called the “Mother of All Healing.”
The healing approach of Ayurveda is to understand and treat the individual and their entire nature (body, mind, and spirit). It is not a mere physical or chemical form of medicine.
Ayurvedic healing method involves healing, preventive and rejuvenating techniques using different methods like diet, lifestyle, herbs, massage, pranayama, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, gems, and others. These techniques base on the recognition of each individual constitution or Dosha.
When Yoga practices are implemented for the health & goals of an individual based on his or her unique Dosha and needs, the potential benefits exceed those achieved in a group class model of Yoga teaching.
The proper application of Ayurveda & Yoga for healing specific ailments within an individual constitutional is a complex and multifaceted topic.
Ayurveda science works with the science and energies of the five elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Everything in Nature is formed by the interaction of these elements, so our own Nature as human beings.
Each element embraces its own unique qualities, and those will be reflected in Nature depending on the percentage of the elements they carry.
The foundation of Ayurveda consists of understanding and applying correctly the energies behind each element.