The term “Ayurveda” combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Ayurvedic medicine, as practiced in India, is one of the oldest systems of medicine in the world. Many Ayurvedic practices predate written records and were handed down by word of mouth. Three ancient books known as the Great Trilogy were written in Sanskrit more than 2,000 years ago and are considered the main texts on Ayurvedic medicine—Caraka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Astanga Hridaya.
Key concepts of Ayurvedic medicine include universal interconnectedness (among people, their health, and the universe), the body’s constitution (prakriti), and life forces (dosha), which are often compared to the biologic humors of the ancient Greek system. Using these concepts, Ayurvedic physicians prescribe individualized treatments, including compounds of herbs or proprietary ingredients, and diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations.
Learn more about Ayurveda at www.nccih.nih.gov or watch the video with Deepak Chopra below:
The majority of India’s population uses Ayurvedic medicine exclusively or combined with conventional Western medicine and is practiced in varying forms in Southeast Asia.
Ayurveda provides guidelines on working towards bringing the body, mind and spirit back into alignment. This is done through seasonal routines, diet, herbs and proper use of our senses. We are vital dynamic beings and Ayurveda uses many different modalities of healing to help guide us towards balance.
Ayurveda 101 Fundamentals: Four-week class series on the power of holistic living
Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old holistic healing system of India and the sister science of Yoga, has the answers you are looking for. Translated as the “Science of Life”, Ayurveda shows you the power of lifestyle – how to promote longevity, avoid disease, and live intelligently. Observing daily rituals maximizes your energy, reduces stress, enhances self-awareness, and allows you to live your life to the fullest potential. Whether your body type is Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire), or Kapha (Earth), you can strategically avoid imbalance and prevent many diseases. Learn the basics of mindful eating, appropriate exercise for your constitution, and the value of meditation and yoga. This comprehensive four-week series is only for those who are motivated to transform their lives!
Week 1 – Introduction to Ayurveda and Your Body Type
Week 2 – Living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Week 3 – Following an Ayurvedic Diet
Week 4 – Ayurvedic Detoxification and Self-care
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