What is Ayurveda?
Updated: Jul 23, 2021
Ayurveda means "knowledge of life" or literally the “science of life,”. This knowledge is contained in one of the oldest scriptures in the world - the Vedas dating back some 5,000 years. Written records of Ayurvedic medicine date back approximately 4000 years and well before that, it was passed down through the spoken word and by observation.
Ayurvedic medicine is a healing system which includes the whole being - mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Its main principle is based on the 3 doshas, vata, pita and kapha. When the doshas are balanced the body is healthy. When the doshas are not balanced the body is sick and all elements including delicious foods, medicinal herbs, massage, yoga, meditation, and other simple lifestyle changes are utilised to bring the sick body back to health.
Ayurveda aims to treat the root cause of a disease rather than just the symptoms and it is bespoke and individually tailored.
Through its vast array of preventative and rejuvenate teachings and practices, it is able to offer a total state of health and well-being to the individual to live in today’s modern world.
What is Ayurvedic Yoga?
Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than 5000 years ago and codified by Patanjali Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and wellbeing by working with the body on a structural level, helping to align the vertebrae, increase flexibility, and strengthen muscles and connective tissue. At the same time, internal organs are toned and rejuvenated; the epidermal, digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems are purified of toxins and waste matter; the nervous and endocrine systems are balanced and toned; and brain cells are nourished and stimulated.