What is Ayurveda: 

 

Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing originating in India approximately 5,000 years ago and is believed to be the basis of all modern medicine.  Ayurveda means the “science of life” and is the sister science of Yoga. 

 

Ayurveda’s approach to health is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well balanced lives. Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and people with health challenges can improve their health. 

 

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, according to Ayurveda, each person has a distinct pattern of energy -- a specific combination of physical, mental, and emotional characteristics. We are made of elements that create health when well-balanced and disease when imbalanced.

 

Ayurveda’s goal is to help us help ourselves to re-balance and restore health.  This is accomplished by teaching a proactive approach to avoiding illness: fresh food, daily exercise, relaxation/stress reduction, and regular cleansing.

 

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