Introduction to Ayurveda
'Ayur' means 'Life', and 'Veda' means 'Knowledge'.
Ayurveda is the oldest and most comprehensive healing procedure of
the planet. Mother to most of world’s healing traditions, the theory and
practice of Ayurveda symbolizes the natural health healing. Now as the
world moves toward a single system of holistic planetary medicine it
finds itself returning to the source and re-entering the vast ancient
realm of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is the ancient system of Medicine from the Himalayan
Mountains. Ayurveda identifies three basic types of energy or functional
principles that are present in everyone and everything. Since there are
no single words in English that convey these concepts, we use the
original Sanskrit words vata, pitta and kapha. These principles can be
related to the basic biology of the body.
The healing of Ayurveda starts at the essence of Being, from Pure
Still Consciousness, and works its way down through the subtle bodies of
bliss, intelligence and mind and energy to the physical body and finally
to the symptoms appearing on the physical and mental plane. So many
subtle energies are woven through these subtle and gross bodies, and
they are known by Ayurveda and so their actions and reactions are
predictable. Ayurveda, is about a whole lifestyle of health and
well-being, purity and joyfulness for the ultimate purpose of realizing
one's own nature. The focus of Ayurveda is on absolute perfect Health.
Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the
maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life,
right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of
Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body,
mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution
and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this
The Primary Principles of Ayurveda is to lead one to achieve the
goals of life like Moksha , Prajna Paradha, Shanth and such.
Living according to the principles of Ayurveda promotes that health
which leads to the four goals of life, which includes moksha,
Enlightenment! Living non-Ayurvedically is called Prajna Paradha,
literally meaning "crimes against wisdom," which is the cause of so much
individual, familial, social and planetary suffering. Ayurveda
encompasses all of them and uses their techniques in proper harmony in
order to balance the various facets of the Life Force. In this balance
one's being is inclined to be free from all distractions so Self can
focus on That blissful Self, so that everybody can attain their innate