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introduction to
ayurveda

Ayurveda is a centuries-old natural medical system that originated in India over 5000 years ago. It emphasizes the synergy between the body and mind and addresses the root causes of physical and emotional ailments. Ayurveda is more than just a treatment for illness; it is a science of life that combines powerful botanical remedies, yoga, and lifestyle modifications to treat modern ailments as effectively as it did thousands of years ago.

ayurvedic wisdom

Furthermore, Ayurveda encompasses not only science but also philosophy, whereby the whole of life’s journey is considered sacred. Ayurveda draws on a system of scientific and practical knowledge, which is rooted in the ancient belief systems about the constitution of the human body, and its close relationship with the environment it exists in. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that beauty and health are rooted in the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.

what are
doshas?

Within the practice of Ayurveda, all matter is believed to be made up of five elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether. They manifest in the human body as three basic principles: Vata (Ether and Air), Pitta (Fire and Water) and Kapha (Earth and Water). These three principles – vata-pitta-kapha – govern all the biological and psychological functions of the body and mind. Illnesses – of the skin, body, or mind – are created from an imbalance in these principles.

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why ayurveda?

Ayurveda is revered for its focus on natural remedies, such as herbal medicines, massage, and dietary changes, that address the root causes of physical and emotional ailments – rather than just their symptoms. Ayurveda is much more than a way to treat illness – it is a science of life that combines powerful botanical remedies, yoga, and lifestyle modifications to treat modern afflictions as effectively as it treated them thousands of years ago. Its emphasis on holistic approaches to health and well-being has gained popularity worldwide, and it is recognized as a complementary or alternative medicine in many parts of the world. For these reasons, Ayurveda is a popular choice for those seeking a natural and holistic approach to health and wellness.

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