Ayurveda | The Science of Life
Ayur means “life”
Veda means “knowledge”
The sanskrit word Ayurveda translates to
The Science or Knowledge of Life.
Ayurveda teaches us that good health is in our very nature. When we can align our bodies and habits to natural rhythms, we experience optimum health and wellbeing. Harmony is the true goal of Ayurveda, and anyone can benefit from its wisdom.
We can trace the origins of Ayurveda back 5,000 years as an ancient Hindu practice that has endured through the centuries. Now, in the 21st century, its teachings are more significant than ever, as we continue to face ever greater challenges from disease, chronic stress, and poor nutrition.
Ayurvedic medicine is a holistic practice, a way to protect and nurture the essence of your being. We first focus on cleansing the body so that strength may return. We then cleanse the mind so that it may understand. We adjust the diet, develop new habits, and step forward into a new way of living that is prescriptive, but not static. Energies will change, balance shifts, and corrections will be made, but the ultimate goal remains the same. We are healing the body from the inside out, creating a new state of being that radiates outward with the full power and splendor of its life force.
Lifestyle Based Health Care for the Individual
Ayurveda is an individualized approach. This means that all treatments and therapies are tailored to the individual, based on their physical and spiritual countenance. Through diet, yoga, and herbal medicine, balance is possible. When our body’s systems are in harmony, disease cannot take hold. With nature as its guide, Ayurveda seeks to prevent illness and protect from it, rather than respond to its consequences.
Working with Root Causes Instead of Symptoms
Western medicine focuses on the illness and treating its symptoms, but it often ignores the root cause. As a result, chronic maladies and complaints return, sometimes more intensely than before. Symptoms subside, only to return, and so the cycle continues. Ayurvedic practice differs from Western medicine as it looks at the whole being, focusing on vulnerabilities and seeking to bring body and spirit into balance.
Ayurveda, From the Inside Out.
The Sanskrit word Santosha combines two words: SaM, meaning completely, and Tosha, which means, interchangeably, satisfaction, or contentment. It is a different way of being in the world, shifting focus from an “outside-in” point of view to the inside-out. It is only in this way that we can discover our own majesty.