What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda in Sanskrit means Knowledge of Life

 

Ayurveda is a system of healing that originated in India, Sri Lanka, Tibet and Nepal thousands of years ago. Ayurveda is more than just a medical system. It is a Science of Life. We are all part l of nature. Just as the animals and plants live in harmony with nature and utilize the Laws of Nature to create health and balance within their beings, we, too, adhere to these very same principles. Therefore, it is fair to say that Ayurveda is a system that helps maintain health in a person by using the inherent principles of nature to bring the individual back into equilibrium with their true self.

 

 The Doshas

 

The cornerstone of Ayurvedic medicine is the concept of the Doshas  or the biological humors. The doshas are the basic operating principles which govern the psycho-biological aspect of the body. These are three in number and are called the Tridosha, the Vata, Pitta and the Kapha.