How well do you know yourself? Do you wonder why you respond one way to stress when people around you respond differently? Do you know the best way to recharge your vitality when you are feeling stressed or depleted? Do you know what foods and exercises benefit you most?
Your natural sleep patterns, favorite activities, and body type are all influenced by your unique mind-body constitution or dosha. Understanding the doshas can profoundly improve your health and your ability to create well-being on a daily basis. This is the foundation of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world and has influenced many of the traditional methods of healing including Tibetan, Chinese and Greek medicine, and thus has been called the mother of healing. The term “Ayurveda” means “life-knowledge” in Sanskrit.
While Ayurveda is generally viewed as a system of medicine for the body, all Vedic sciences – including yoga – are focused on a deeper truth. These sciences are designed to bring balance, harmony, and silence to the mental, physical, and emotional bodies so that we can be better equipped to act from our truth, rather than from protective patterns that the mind incessantly projects on the screen.
"Ayurvedic Herbalism is not of the east or the west, of ancient or modern time; it is a science of living that encompasses the whole of life, and which relates the life of the individual to that of the universe. A knowledge that belongs to all living beings." ~ Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, 'The Yoga of Herbs'
Akal Simran Kaur