Ayurveda: The Sister Science of Yoga
Ayurveda, literally translated as “The Science of Life”, originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda is an ancient natural science of health, healing and longevity. Ayurveda is the oldest healing science in existence, from which all other systems emerged. Today, you can see tell-tale signs of the teachings of Ayurveda present in our modern Western healing modes. Ayurveda excels at using lifestyle, daily self-care and nutrition to enhance health and create true balance and flow.
Ayurveda links the rhythms of the universal elements—earth, fire, air, water, and space—to individual constitutions or organizing principles called doshas. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Everything is made up of the five elements, so everything has a dosha: food, seasons, time of day, your life span, and even you.
Rather than only treating symptoms, Ayurveda addresses the root-cause of an illness or imbalance. Vibrant health occurs when we're able to flow with the environment within us and around us, properly digesting everything that we take in through all of our senses.
Our inner environment includes our prakruti, which is our inherent mix of doshas. We embrace the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda by nourishing our prakruti and by living in balance with the seasons, the circadian rhythm, and everything else in our environment.