Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that originated in India over five thousand years ago. The word ayurveda comes from Sanskrit and means “knowledge about life.” This knowledge has been recorded in the oldest preserved written sources – the Vedas. Man is a micro cosmos and his individual existence is inseparable from the universal cosmic manifestation. Ayurveda sees health and sickness as an expression of the relationship between each individual and the macro cosmos.

The Five Elements: Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, which are part of all material things, manifest themselves in the human body as three basic principles known as the Tridoshas. The three principles: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha control all biological, psychological, and pathophysiological functions of the body, mind, and consciousness. Disturbing the balance among these principles causes illness.

The Tridoshas are present in all individuals. Their combination determines the constitution of each man or his prakriti (nature).

 

Understanding the constitutional types allows the practitioner to respect the individuality of each patient and treat the unity of body-mind-soul, and it also helps the person striving toward self-knowledge to know and see himself better.

Ayurveda is not simply a system of medicine: it teaches us how to live in order to reach our full potential. It encompasses everything: healthy nutrition, work regimen and rest, massage and self-massage, ethic norms of behavior, meditation and contemplation, physical exercises, prophylaxis, aromatherapy, music and color therapy, as well as treatment with precious and semi-precious stones, detoxification, recovery and rejuvenation, influence of the surroundings and environment we live in.

Ayurveda is for anyone wishing to live up to their full potential.

 

Ayurvedic Therapies

Ayurveda and Nutrition

Ayurveda and Meditation

Ayurveda and Aromatherapy