Ayurveda, originating in India, has been practiced for over 5,000 years. The “mother of all healing therapies” is considered to be the basis for all natural medicine. “Ayur” means “life” and “Veda” means “knowledge” – Ayurveda provides the knowledge needed to live a long, healthy, and fulfilling life. The body is considered to be the temple of the soul and its well-being is essential for mental growth and self-development.
Ayurveda defines three different energies, the so-called Doshas: Vata (ether & air), Pitta (fire & water), Kapha (earth & water). The key to well-being is keeping these three energies in balance, and at-one with the five elements of creation (earth, fire, sky, water, and air).
Ayurveda uses almost all healing modalities including yoga, aroma therapy, meditation, herbalism, nutrition, astrology… and so on, in treating a patient, holistically.