AYURVEDA: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE
Ayurveda is an ancient medical system that originated in today's India and Sri Lanka over 5,000 years ago. It is the oldest medical system still practiced today.
Back then, the Rishis (Vedic sages) developed a truly personalised medical science. They were able to understand and describe the body composition of each individual called “Prakruti” in Sanskrit or in today’s terms the genetic tendencies of each person. They then developed a complete and detailed holistic medical approach on how to prevent, diagnose and treat all sorts of diseases including physical and mental conditions. An amazing accomplishment for the time!
Yet Ayurveda is more than just a medical science, it is actually a compilation of wisdom on how to live a better life. For Ayurveda, a healthy individual is one that is able to live in harmony in all contexts. To achieve this Ayurveda focuses not just on the body but also on the emotions and mind of a person. It is therefore a truly holistic science and transforms and enriches us constantly.