Ayurveda As It Is

 
 

Ayurveda is an ancient Sanskrit word - the literal translation of Ayurveda is “Knowledge of Life”. Ayurveda originated in India more than 5000 years ago and is now becoming popular all over the world. One of the underlying principles is the idea that we are capable of taking charge of our own health, and that when we apply the art of healthy living, it enables us to create harmony in our everyday life.

Ayurveda teaches us that there are three main energies or doshas which affect the human body - each one has particular qualities, and we remain healthy as long as these energies are in a state of balance within our body.

The combination of doshas that we inherit when we are born make up our original constitution. Keeping our original constitution in balance as much as possible is the way to maintain good health. Throughout our life the choices we make with regard to diet, lifestyle, work, environment etc can create an imbalance, which if not corrected can lead to a deterioration in our wellbeing.

The Ayurvedic way of life embraces the concept we can listen to and address the unique needs of our own body, mind and spirit and it all starts with knowing ourselves. Keeping ourselves healthy and balanced thereby maintaining health is the main goal of Ayurveda.

 

What is Ayurveda?

Ghats on the Yamuna Vrindaban

Dr Liladhar Gupta

of Vrindaban, India

Dr Liladhar Gupta