History of Ayurveda
Ayurveda (pronounced “eye-your-vay-dah”) is a natural system of health and healing that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. As the oldest continuously-practiced system of medicine in the world, Ayurveda contains the broadest number of healing modalities, and is a complement to allopathic and other naturopathic forms of medicine. This natural system of healing draws on elements of nutrition, herbology, pranayama, yoga and meditation. Ayurveda focuses on the mind-body connection and teaches that our experiences—including perceptions and lifestyle choices affect the whole body.
Interest in Ayurveda is growing worldwide, and modern science is beginning to pay attention to Ayurvedic techniques for healing the body, mind, and spirit. Literally translated as the “science of life,” Ayurveda is first and foremost a system of preventative medicine, focused on guiding you to a deeper level of self-awareness so that everyday choices are beneficial to the body as a whole.