What is Ayurveda?

AYURVEDA is comprised of two words. Ayur means Life. Veda means Knowledge.

Ayurveda is a complete holistic medical system from India for treating disease and maintaining health.  Ayurveda seeks to restore the natural balance and state of health to mind, body & soul through the use of diet, herbs, lifestyle changes, colors, aromas, crystals, yoga, and meditation, along with warm oil body therapies. You are unique, and Ayurveda takes an individual approach to enlivening the intelligence inherent in every cell of your body. The timeless principles of Ayurveda can help you to live a healthier life, in tune with yourself and Nature. Ayurveda significantly improves many health conditions and counteracts the effects of stress and aging.

Ayurveda views the mind as inextricably connected to our body. At the deepest level, the body and mind are an indistinguishable unit — a river of intelligence shaped by our choices, experiences, reactions, and beliefs. Painful psychological experiences can impede our well-being as much as poor diet choices. Yoga and Ayurveda provide us with tools to re-establish the connection between our mind and body.

Ayurveda is considered the healing side of yoga, and yoga is the spiritual side of Ayurveda. Both Ayurveda and yoga do more than address disease, they help people stay vital and realize their full human potential. Both help us to understand ourselves in order that we  see our purpose in life clearly and choose those things which support us. Together, they encompass a complete approach to the well being of the body, the mind, and the spirit.