What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including homoeopathy and polarity therapy.

Ayurveda is, in fact, the science of life! ‘Ayur’ means ‘life’ while ‘Veda’ is translated as ‘knowledge’ or ‘science’. Ayurveda offers a body of wisdom that allows us to realize our full human potential while enabling us to stay healthy and dynamic. According to Ayurveda, health is a balanced and active blending of our environment, body, mind, and spirit. Ayurvedic treatment are more than just a way to treat illnesses. Ayurveda Treatment Therapy is a proactive approach to restoring health and re-balancing the body. To enhance and maintain our health, various ayurvedic texts lay down guidelines for ideal daily and seasonal routines and diets we should follow, along with behavioural guidelines and the proper way to use our senses.

Guiding Principles of Ayurveda

The two key guiding principles of Ayurveda are: According to Ayurveda, each human being is made of five elements (air, space, water, fire and earth) which when well-balanced create health and when imbalanced, create disease. These basic elements combine into three doshas (constitutions): pitta, kapha and vata. Well, the unique combination of these three doshas in each person has a particular influence on his or her mental, physical and emotional tendencies. By determining which dosha(s) are dominant, a person can make the most appropriate diet and lifestyle choices which will eventually help maintain balance and promote overall health and well being. • There is an inextricable connection between the mind and the body. • Nothing has more strength and power to transform and heal the body than one’s mind. • There is an inextricable connection between the mind and the body. • Nothing has more strength and power to transform and heal the body than one’s mind.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word. It literally means the science of life. Ayurveda is not merely the compendium of ‘disease and its management. Life is a vast and all-encompassing phenomenon that includes death. On one side, is a celebration of birth, growth, child bearing, youth and sexuality; on the other side, life also brings forth disease, decay, aging, and loss of vigor. Ayurveda is an ancient art and science that helps us understand this very ‘life’, with all its different shades and colors.
Ayurveda originated in the hearts and minds of Indian sages, enlightened seers, also known as Rishis, thousands of years ago. Evidence supports Ayurveda to be at least 10,000 years old. The fact that Ayurveda is still alive, all over the world, speaks to its power to deliver consistent, positive and predictable results. Ayurveda present in the collective consciousness of this universe as eternal principles of unity between all things of the universe; unity between a person and nature, of the changeable but rhythmic nature of the universe, and the unity between body and mind-vehicles for the eternal spirit. Thus, Ayurveda originates from the creative intelligence behind this universe, the same intelligence that makes a flower bloom, a baby smile and planets revolve around the sun.
Ayurveda regards everyone as unique, a brand-new painting with its own set of colors. So, what may be normal to one and constitute his or her health may be quite abnormal to another. In Ayurveda, everyone is not the same. It offers the encouragement and tools for self-analysis, understanding one’s native nature (Prakriti) and departure from one’s native nature (Vikruti). Ayurveda recommends a return to nature, to what is simple and intrinsic to a person’s life, and provides information to make responsible choices that promote good physical and mental health.
Traditional western medicine (and other healing modalities) treats only a part of the patient – the part which is deemed to be ill – the material part. The Ayurvedic approach treats the whole person (physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually) in the belief that one cannot safely split a person into parts. For example, the Ayurvedic healer may assess a person’s thought process, believing that thoughts manifest themselves in the biochemistry of the body. In western medicine, after extensive diagnostics, often the disease or cluster of symptoms is isolated, and the disease becomes the sole area of attention of traditional physicians. Triumph over a particular disease or set of symptoms is considered restoration of health. Not so in Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a natural therapy; hence, it has no or fewer side effects or almost no complications (when taken responsibly and on the advice of an expert) whereas, other systems of medicine often have lots of side effects and can potentially cause several complications.
Effective, Unique & Awe-Inspiring The key aspect of Ayurveda is that it addresses the root cause of a disease and imbalance instead of just considering symptom management. • The system focuses on strengthening the innate capacity of the body to prevent disease and fight against them. • In Ayurveda, every individual is treated as a distinct person and is offered customized wellness solutions. • It has a truly holistic definition of wellness and health that includes the mind,body, soul and senses. • In fact, there is a unique sub-branch of Ayurveda that exclusively focuses on concrete ways to be healthy. • Ayurveda provides safe and effective management of various chronic diseases like joint pain, severe wheezing and other breathing problems, hormonal imbalance disorders/diseases in women, stomach-related problems, etc.

Closer to nature

Heart of Perfect Health


Pitta’s elemental makeup consists of fire and water. Pitta regulates all the metabolic processes in the body as well as body temperature & hormonal balance. Thirst, Hunger, and intelligence are associated with Pitta.


Vata means to blow or move like the wind. It is the primary force of motion in the body and mind, composed of the elements air and ether. Vata is responsible for our energy and movement as well as for nerve impulses. Speech, breath, circulation, and digestion are all the manifestations of Vata.


Kapha governs the structure of the body. Kapha meets the elements of earth and water. Kapha controls growth, weight, lubrication for the joints and lungs. Kapha is responsible for solidity and all structures as well as for the right amount of body fluids.

Improve blood circulation, Stress reduction & relief

Stimulates the lymphatic system, carries away the body’s waste 

Relax & feel better , improve immune system

Protect your overall health, enhance your appearance


In Ayurveda, an everyday ritual of self-care is termed as Dinacharya. Dinacharya means “daily routine” in Sanskrit language. According to Ayurveda, to be healthy optimally, we must tune our bodies in accordance to the master cycle of nature which eventually regulates different other rhythms.

Morning Dinacharya

Midday Dinacharya

Evening Dinacharya

Ayurveda Therapies

Remember that Ayurveda does not claim to ‘cure’ diseases, but to restore balance to the body, mind and spirit complex. Cancer is another such condition; a tri dosha imbalance at the cellular level. Ayurveda recommends herbal treatments, dietary changes and divine (mantra, gem, etc.) therapy to help treat cancer. It is recommended that cancer patients check with their physician or primary health care provider prior to starting Ayurvedic treatments.n
Yes, absolutely. Personalized herbs, specific dietary modifications, specialized oils and massages have proven to be very effective in pain management, without side effects or drug dependency. Illnesses such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or pain due to falls, trauma or repetitive stress – all such conditions are highly amenable to Ayurvedic therapies. Before you start or stop all adjunct therapies check with your physician or primary health care provider.
Yes. While antidepressant and other drugs are both critical and often life-saving; a person suffering from depression may or may not live life optimally and may drag through life – without experiencing daily abundance, joy and unbridled enthusiasm. Certain Ayurvedic herbs, specialized massages and mind/body therapies (such as Panchakarma, Shirodhara, meditation, Yoga, Gem therapy, mantra therapy, etc.) are time-tested, gentle mind-balancing tools with no side effects. One can continue taking the antidepressants (and remain in touch with their MD regarding the drugs, dosage etc.) while at the same time, simultaneously work in the Ayurvedic field can be done. Ayurvedic therapy enhances and expedites recovery and people feel the ‘joy of being alive’ and not merely the numbing of anxiety.
No not at all. Ayurveda recommends foods that are ideal for your body and mind; not per any specific dietary protocol. While Ayurveda sings the praises of a healthy seasonal, vegetarian diet, it similarly prescribes meats of several animals, fishes and birds. What you eat will depend on which food serves your health and energy needs best. With respect to what you can digest, your Ayurvedic practitioner will offer guidance and recommendations in this area.
Ayurveda is a very effective health and wellness system that is being recognized more and more in the West. It is one of the primary healthcare systems in India, and it has been used for thousands of years to treat all sorts of ailments and disorders. The Ayurvedic path has been for thousands of years. Today, Ayurveda is popular all over the world. Hospitals and clinics offer it, news reports share it, researchers examine it, governments host it and people love it. Ayurveda has stood the test of time; and regardless of the political or legal climate – people continue to practice it, from little clinics in India to large spas all over the world. The word is out today – ‘Try Ayurveda, it works.’