Ayurveda literally translates to "the science" or "knowledge" (Veda) of "life" Ayur
Ayurveda and Yoga are sister health sciences
Ayurveda, or Traditional Indian Medicine, balances the body using natural therapies and herbal medicines. Yoga, the science of mind, brings balance and purity to the body. The two complement each other and together act to achieve harmony of the Body, Mind and Spirit – which is the essence of true health.
Knowledge of Ayurveda is essential in today's world
Ayurveda aims at the preservation of health and prevention of disease by establashing balance and harmony through personalized nutrition, herbs and daily routines. Ayurvedic science provides knowledge to unfold the reality beyond the physical body and achieve harmony of Body, Mind and Spirit. The World Health Organization recognizes Ayurveda as a complete natural health care system.
Modern society is now on an earnest search for balance from the fallout of industry, technology, population growth and quick fixes. The natural, pleasurable Ayurvedic approach to health and well-being offers us a simple but powerful regime to stay in alignment with our selves, our source and our world. There are huge benefits for the individual who seriously studies this wisdom. The life style changes that come about with study and practice will enhance vitality of the mind, body and soul and add insight into the lives of others.
Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world
Ayurveda offers rich, comprehensive guidelines to a healthy life, with origins that date back over 5,000 years!
The foundation of the Ayurvedic medical system are the ancient texts, the Vedas: the oldest compilation of knowledge and wisdom imparted by the Rishis. Of the four Vedas, Ayurveda originated form the Atharvaveda body of knowledge which dates back to around 1,000 B.C. The most famous of these texts are the Charaka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita, which concentrate on internal medicine and surgery.