December 20, 2014 | 40 minutes, 13 seconds
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots: ayur, which means life, and veda, which means knowledge. It has its root in ancient Vedic science and encompasses our entire world – nature, the body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda focuses on prevention of illness and the body’s natural power to heal itself.
Ayurveda recognizes that all of life, whether it be human, plant or animal, must live in harmony with nature in order to survive. Like the owner’s manual for your car speaks of maintenance schedules for the long term health of your car, Ayurveda teaches daily and seasonal routines that ensure maximal health and longevity. In Ayurvedic medicine, prevention starts with a lifestyle that is in harmony with the changing cycles of nature.