Ayurveda is one of the oldest health care systems in the world that has been continuously practised for the last 5000 years. Ayurveda, which translates to “knowledge of life” is a holistic approach to health and well-being. Through Ayurveda, we understand that we, as humans are governed by the laws of Nature and when we stray from these laws, this is when imbalances and disease occurs.
The Ayurvedic approach to health treats everyone as an individual and works to heal and bring balance to your Mind, Body and Soul. We are all born with a specific constitution, or Prakruti, that determines our physical, physiology and mental characteristics. Our Prakruti is based off the balance of the Elements, Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth within us at birth, which are then grouped into the Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. When we know what our Dosha balance is, we can determine when we are out of balance and how to bring ourselves back into alignment and well-being.
In Ayurveda, we acknowledge that what happens outside of our bodies, also happens within. So Ayurveda works with the seasons and our environments to create the optimum health and longevity in our lives.