AyurVeda, the Art of Living in Harmony.
“Ayurveda, the science of eternal health, can be likened to a vast ocean, and studying Ayurveda is to swim in its waters. A true master can teach one how to swim, but diving into the ocean is in the hands of the student… It is a long journey of life.”
In Sanskrit, Ayur means Life, and Veda means Knowledge or Science. Ayurveda, the centuries-old medicinal system of India, is a Science of Life.
Ayurveda is the most holistic medicinal system that humanity has to date. ¿What does holistic mean? Holistic means integral, that is to say, Ayurveda considers the human being an organised whole rather than just the sum of the parts. Mind, body and spirit are unified in the plane of consciousness and have direct reciprocal effects. For thousands of years, Ayurveda has emphasised the causal relationship of thought and behaviour on health and disease. Thus, Ayurveda is not just medicine but a Philosophy of Life.
According to Ayurveda, five universal elements are present in each being: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The unique combination of these five elements in each one of us determines who we are. Getting to know ourselves, knowing which Dosha predominates in us, will aid us in making the best decisions, not only regarding nutrition, but also in the care of our skin.
The association of the five universal elements gives rise to the three vital forces known as Doshas:
Vata, Pitta y Kapha