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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that comes from India and which has informed modern medicine but which is only now coming to be truly understood within a Western context. It is a study of the mind, body, and spirit, that creates new pathways for health through awareness and prevention, while still being able to tackle heavy-duty issues such as surgery, cancer, and many other examples of serious disease.

The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit terms ayus and veda. The word ayus means “life” or “longevity” and veda means “science”, “art”, or “sacred knowledge”. The Vedic culture that prospered in the Indus Valley during prehistoric times is survived by the Vedas, which are texts on how to live your best life, before it became a catchphrase[read more]

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