What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the worlds oldest holistic health system, it originated in ancient India over 5,000 years ago, it is the sister science of Yoga and both systems were designed to achieve the ultimate mind-body balance. The health system of Ayurveda is a complete way of life, that guides you on how to achieve an optimal state of well-being through lifestyle practices, nutritional suggestions, daily routines, self-care rituals and more that are tailored to your unique mind-body type. The sanskrit word Ayurveda translates to the ‘science of life’, ayur meaning life and veda meaning science. As in order to achieve true health and well-being you must have full knowledge on how to live your life in harmony with your mind, body and environment. It is dis-ease prevention focused, meaning that with the correct appropriate lifestyle and nutritional choices according to your unique mental and physical needs, one should live without the presence of disease. It is the protocol that prevents you from getting symptoms and imbalances in the first place so you can live a fulfilling, balanced and healthy way of life.
In Ayurveda it is recognised that every aspect of your being is interconnected, everything from your digestion, to your behaviour, emotions and dreams. Each part of us has its own unique sophisticated intelligence, and a mental or emotional imbalance can manifest as a physical imbalance and vice versa. The mind-body connection is at the cornerstone of Ayurveda, and is a concept that is only just gaining recognition in the West, as many are seeking out natural health alternatives to restore mental health issues, physical imbalances and chronic diseases. The ancient healing science is bringing forward it’s on the vital mind-body-gut connection, which Ayurveda that has been stating the critical importance of for over 5,000 years- another area that science is only just catching up with. In Ayurveda there is no one size fits all approach, but you are recognised as a holistic being with unique mental, emotional and physical needs, that require a tailored and unique approach to health care.
The holistic science guides you to live a lifestyle that is wholesome, fulfilling and nurturing, and takes away the confusion of modern wellness. The best part? It is sweet and simple. It takes you back to the very basics of how the mind and body should be kindly nourished daily, and reminds us of how over-complicated we have made health and wellness for ourselves. It is natural, holistic and intuitive, and tried and tested science which has been proving the test of time for millennia. It is the most extensive mind-body science known to man, and continues to prove itself over and over again, as it lives into modern times helping heal chronic imbalances across the globe.
Ayurveda truly is the grandmother of holistic living, and shares ancient wisdom on how to support your health, vitality and wellbeing, every single day with simple yet transformational tools. It teaches you balance, nourishment and joy, not deprivation, numbers and scales. But, most importantly, it guides you on how to heal your relationship with your internal Self, the most sacred relationship you will ever have is the one with you. It is this relationship that forms the foundation of your beliefs, mindset, mental and emotional stability, physical state of health, lifestyle and nutritional choices, desire to heal, thrive and grow. The root begins with you and your choices of how you decide to take responsibility of your mind and body. Ayurveda shows you how to compassiontionaly love yourself, every day in the simplest of ways, to take the power of your health and well-being back into your own hands, and guide you through building an empowering way of life to last an entire lifetime in harmony with yourself, others, and the universe.