About Ayurveda

 

When trying to understand why we are the way we are, particularly in conjunction with an active desire to work with weight, stress, and personal growth issues, it is useful to have a definition of balance as a starting place for our inquiry. In the study of Ayurveda, whose literal translation means “life science”, the definition of balance is universal in nature, containing common elements that are inclusive of all mind and body types; it is personal in nature, individualized to fit the unique attributes of each individual. This definition allows us to relate to characteristics everyone carries, as well as our own views of ourselves.

 

Ayurveda – The Science of Life

Although suppressed during years of foreign occupation, Ayurveda has been enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and throughout the world. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical Ayurvedic medical texts dating back thousands of years.  [READ MORE]

About the Dosha

Dosha is a Sanskrit word that translates as “mind-body constitution” or “mind-body personality.” According to ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old “science of life” – there are five master elements or mahabhutas that make up everything within our bodies and everything outside of our bodies: space, air, fire, water, and earth.  [READ MORE]