Ayurveda is more than just a popular form of alternative medicine. It is a system of holistic healing unlike any other. Thought to be over five thousand years old, Ayurvedic medicine teaches us to see the world as it relates to the elements – or doshas – of vata, pitta and kapha. According to Ayurveda, everyone is born with a mixture of these three doshas. Determining your primary dosha is the first step towards finding your optimal state of balanced, natural health.
The name “Ayurveda” is derived from two words in sanskrit, “ayuh” meaning “life” or “longevity” and “veda” menaing “science” or ” sacred knowledge”. Ayurveda’s defination therefore roughly translates as “the science of longevity” or “the sacred knowledge of life”. At its root , Ayurveda is a holistic tradition and way of living that can help each of us to claim and celebrate our capacity for wellness. In other words, Ayurveda is not simply about taking an herbal formula and waiting for the results. Instead, Ayurveda encourages you to be an active participant in your own joourney towards healing.