Ayurveda means “the Science of Life.” It is the traditional natural healing system of India, having been practiced there for over 5000 years. It was established by the same enlightened sages who composed the Vedas, India’s ancient spiritual texts.
Its purpose is to provide a framework of health for the whole person: body, mind and spirit. As such, it deals not only with physical ailments, but also with rejuvenation, virilization and longevity.
The main tools Ayurveda utilizes to achieve health are diet, lifestyle, herbs and bodywork.
Chief among Ayurveda’s outstanding attributes is its recognition of the uniqueness of each individual, thereby allowing treatment to be tailored to that individual and their environment. This is based on the doshas of the individual.
If you wish to learn more about Ayurveda, there are a number of excellent books and courses available. We especially recommend the books and writings of Drs. Vasant Lad, Robert Svoboda and David Frawley.