What is Ayurveda?

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.

When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.

                                           ~Ayurvedic Proverb

 

Ayurveda is the oldest known healthcare system in the world. When Ayurveda was first developed in India, more than 5,000 years ago, the knowledge was passed along orally from one generation to the next. Eventually, the science was written in Sanskrit, the language of scholars at that time in India. Ayurveda and Yoga both come from the Vedas, ancient texts from India and are considered sister sciences. Ayurveda has been called the ‘mother of medical sciences’ because all other systems of medicine have their foundations, to some degree, in Ayurveda. There is a growing resurgence of interest in Ayurveda worldwide because it offers time-tested benefits. Holistic in its approach, Ayurveda tailors care and protocol specifically for one’s individual constitution and current state of imbalance. Ayurveda provides practical information on diet, lifestyle, daily and seasonal routines to correct physical and mental imbalances. 

Ayurveda literally translates to ‘the science of life’. It guides us towards a healthy, happy peaceful and long life through the established practices. Living in accordance with nature and applying simple principles brings a state of balance.  As a result, pure joy surfaces, which is our true nature. 

The goal of Ayurveda is to assist one in harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. This is achieved through self-care techniques such as:

  • Establishing a nourishing daily-routine

  • Simple whole-food nutrition

  • Self-care practices to support daily rhythms,  time of year and time of life. 

The protocol is adjusted according to an individuals constitution, current state of imbalance and other important factors. Establishing a healthy daily routine is considered a very important part of Ayurveda.

From time to time I’ll share Ayurvedic recipes, remedies, philosophy and such. Ayurveda gives us a different way to see ourselves and the world, and is one of the Empowering Paths I’m thrilled to share with you! 

 

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