Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu system of medicine, developed in India more than 5000 years ago. It is based on the idea of bringing balance to bodily systems with the use of diet, herbal treatment, regimes and yoga practice.
A Sanskrit word meaning “science of life”
Ayur = life; Veda = science or knowledge
Ayurveda stems from the ancient body of knowledge known as the Vedas, which also brought us yoga, meditation and various other Eastern philosophies. It is commonly known as a “sister science” to yoga and these two practices are a powerful combination for health and wellbeing.
This modality views the human being as part of nature – we are composed of the same elements as the world around us and governed by the same natural forces. These elements are space, air, wind, water and earth. The five elements combine in various ways to form three constitutional principles, or vital forces, known in Ayurveda as Doshas – Vata, pitta and Kapha. The Doshas play a vital role in the functioning of our body.
Ayurveda’s point of difference is that it does not have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to health. We recognise that different people respond differently to foods, exercises, daily routines, weather and environments.
You will begin to understand your own dosha, your unique needs for your current state of health and how to stay in balance using the principles of Ayurveda. You will learn the diet and lifestyle behaviours that are beneficial to your dosha, as well as those that are damaging.
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