What is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word in which “Ayur” means life and longevity and “veda” means pure knowledge. Ayurveda is commonly referred to as being the “sister science of yoga”. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy of healing that has evolved over 5000 years known as “the knowledge of life”. It teaches that the human body, mind and spirit are all connected in harmony with nature.

Ayurveda is a system of health and wellness that helps individuals gain knowledge on balancing diet and herbs, lifestyles practices, supporting sleep routines, exercise habits as well as meditation and pranayama (breathing) techniques that are appropriate to every individuals. Ayurveda looks at the root cause of diseases and assist individuals on how to restore health from a wholistic approach. Nature has given us the ability to heal ourselves and Ayurveda guides us on how we can do that.

Ayurveda uses techniques that reduces excess, nourishes deficiencies or simply helps maintain balance. It also looks at your body’s characteristics, your mind and your lifestyle to determine your unique body type (doshas). The goal of Ayurveda is to restore the proper balance by utilizing one’s senses properly and promoting living a healthy lifestyle.

“Nothing is right for everyone.  Everything is right for someone.  Ayurveda is a path of understanding what is right for you.” 
– Dr. Marc Halpern, founder California College of Ayurveda

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