What is Ayurveda?

what is ayurveda

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda (eye-your-VAY-duh) is a 5,000 year old Indian holistic healing science that literally translates to “science of life” or “knowledge of life.” I don’t know why it’s taken us this long to rediscover it. We all should use it to our advantage — it’s amazing! Think of Ayurveda as individualized health care, or life management, focusing on achieving balance of the whole individual including the mind, physical body and our unique spirit. More than yoga (which is Ayurveda’s sister) asanas, Ayurveda is the umbrella over all aspects of life. By understanding the doshas (what is a dosha? vata, pitta, kapha), we can create a customized ayurvedic lifestyle based on who we are.  Nutrition, yoga/exercise, daily routine, stress management, pranayama and meditation are all folded in as disease prevention. In addition, Ayurvedic therapies, herbs, and lifestyle changes will help unravel any current imbalances. They all work together to prevent us from getting sick and feeling junky. And if we happen to get sick and feel junky, Ayurveda can help us with that too.

Now, we live quite differently than we did 5,000 years ago, right? *Rubbing my hands together* Let’s make this modern Ayurveda! You know, using it to live how we live today with our fast pace, changing technologies, traffic jams, high stresses and you know the rest! If there was a time in the world where we need a connection to nature and a reason to honor our individuality, it’s now. Have fun learning all there is in the expansive, wonderful world of Ayurveda.

If you are curious about more Ayurveda, my book In Your Elements is great for the Ayurvedic beginner AND it’s a workbook. Ayurveda is explained easily, simply and you are able to apply it immediately — so you can start LIVING better right away!




4 Responses to What is Ayurveda?

  1. Ayur Vaidya says:

    This is a very good start for people who want to go back to nature. Ayurveda the “science of life” have miraculous ability to cure almost all diseases in the world. Even it took some time to cure the disease , it will completely cure the disease and eliminate all toxins from the body to return that person to his normal life. Monica, you are doing a great job and i appreciate you for coming to nature.

  2. Shenika Keis says:

    Great article Monica. Simple, basic & yet very informative. Ayurveda is a science which has helped many people change their lives around the globe. In most of the Indian subcontinent it is also known as Alternative Medicine.

  3. Anne Hall says:

    Great presentation for Aquent today. How do we get a copy of your slide show?

  4. Selva says:

    Namaskar Monica,

    I m 24 years old and I came across ur website and went through ur report about doshas and their qualities .. It’s really fantastic . Being a Strong vata, I face problems with gaining weight .. I m residing in Canada, Toronto … Is there any way I can be in touch with u through Skype or other medium. I would like to pay u for ur services as well..

    Please do reply me with details


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