ABOUT AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic healing systems in the world focused on preventive care. It seeks to understand the root cause of disease, rather than addressing the symptoms. The term “Ayurveda” is derived from the Sanskrit terms ayur (life) and veda (knowledge), and is often translated as the “science of life.”

 

THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA

 

The keystone of Ayurveda is balance. All human beings have a specific constitution, or prakriti, which is determined by three fundamental bodily energies. These energies, known as doshas, make up our physical, mental, and emotional selves. Although every individual typically has a dosha that dominates, ideally the three doshas exist in harmony. It is believed that when the doshas are out of balance, an illness can result. The goal of Ayurveda is to balance all three doshas to maintain a healthy mind and body.

 

THE DOSHAS

Vata (Wind)

Pitta (Fire)

Kapha (Earth)

Ayurveda offers guidelines to keep the doshas in harmony with dietetic regimens and lifestyle modifications.

Make an appointment today with our Vaidya (Ayurvedic practitioner) to find out more about your constitution and receive a mind-body prescription for healthy living.

 

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