Ayurveda is a personalized approach to health. It is a practice that comes from India and Ayurvedic medicine is over 5000 years old. The origin of the name “Ayurveda” comes from two words in Sanskrit, “ayuh” meaning “life” and “veda” meaning “sacred knowledge.” Therefore, “Ayurveda” roughly translates to “the sacred knowledge of life.” Ayurveda encourages you to be an active participant in your own healing journey.
The basic concept in Ayurveda is that each person can either be in balance or have imbalances. Imbalances are described by the Ayurvedic concepts of the doshas which describe three unique physiological building blocks for the body and skin. These doshas are known as vata, pitta, and kapha.
Ayurveda principal believes that products, ingredients, food and external factors cause imbalances in the body and mind. For example, our dietary habits directly affect our gut health and indirectly affect the rest of the body. Stresses from our daily life influence our mental state. Getting enough exercise is important, but more importantly, we must choose a workout regimen that resonates with our body type and will help us find balance. A balanced life will help shift you towards health and personal harmony.