Ayurveda is a system of healing that has its roots in ancient India. Ayur means life and veda means knowledge. The knowledge contained in Ayurveda deals with nature, scope and purpose of life, and includes its metaphysical and physical aspects - health and disease, happiness and sorrow, pain and pleasure. Ayurveda defines life as the conjunction of body, mind and spirit found in Cosmic Consciousness and embracing all creation. According to Ayurveda, every individual is a microcosm of the Cosmos.
Ayurveda is a medical science and its purpose is to heal and to maintain the quality and longevity of life. It is an art of daily living that has evolved from practical, philosophical and spiritual illumination. It offers understanding of our unique qualities, which is the foundation of health and happiness.
According to Dr. Vasant Lad, an incredible leader of Ayurveda in the West as well as the East, this is the most refined introduction to the practice.
In Ayurveda, the ancient wisdom and science of life, everything contributes to our nourishment (or opposite) of mind, body and soul. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. It is essential to nurture and curate the environments of our outer and inner space for our higher potential.
"We know when we align the physical and spiritual with the rhythms of the universe and the natural cycles of the land, our true potential is realized." -Tamara Jones of Yoke Ayurveda Apothecary
As an Ayurvedic Bodyworker, these are also the principles I follow for my clients. Please feel free to send and questions or requests for Ayurvedic Health Practitioner referrals to firstname.lastname@example.org.