Ayur — ‘life’
Veda — ‘science’ or ‘knowledge’
Ayurveda is an ancient system for living well.
It takes a holistic approach to bring our physical and mental selves into balance, responding to the constant changes within us and our environment, from shifting seasons to fluctuating hormones.
Ayurveda is thousands of years old, and its principles cover a lot of ground, but much of it is common sense and rooted in natural ingredients and methods. It’s likely that if you’re interested in wellness you’re probably already practicing some Ayurvedic methods without realising it. Meditating, eating dinner early in the evening, practicing yoga, using turmeric to aid digestion — these are all part of Ayurvedic teaching.
Ayurveda is not simply an ‘alternative’ therapy for healing and wellness. Elements of it can be easily and flexibly introduced into your lifestyle or combined with western medicine to promote better overall health and a sense of balance.