What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a natural healing system that originated in India over 5000 years ago. It is one of the most comprehensive health care systems in the world, dealing integrally with body, mind, and spirit. "Veda" means knowledge, wisdom, or spiritual science; "Ayur" means life or longevity.
What is the philosophy of Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is based on spiritual principles - that there is a fundamental underlying state of pure consciousness and awareness, which it is the goal of life to reach. We are caught in a state of unhappiness or suffering due to the imbalances in our mind, body, and spirit. Ayurveda teaches methods to balance all aspects of ourselves.
Is Ayurveda right for me?
Ayurveda is an appropriate health system for you if you are interested in being an active participant in your healing. It is for you if you wish to understand yourself more deeply and bring your life into balance. It can be effectively used in cooperation with traditional Western medicine.
How are Yoga and Ayurveda related?
Ayurveda is the healing or medical branch of yoga. The two are synergistic. Yoga is the practical side and uses the teachings of Ayurveda as tools for the development of consciousness. Ayurveda uses Yoga as well as many other methods for achieving optimum health.