What Is Ayurveda?

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Ayurveda literally means ‘science of life’. This means that Ayurveda is about living in tune with all aspects of life – mind, body, soul - in harmony with the natural cycles of life and of nature.

It is one of the world’s most powerful holistic health systems, originating in India over 5000 years ago and views every individual as unique, based on inherited traits, lifestyle and circumstances. Ayurveda focuses on bringing balance to the body, mind and spirit in alignment with the qualities and elements of nature, through the removal of toxins and wastes that collect in the body and block the flow of nourishment to the tissues and channels. This is achieved with personalised solutions covering diet, herbs, massage, Yoga, meditation and daily routines (dinacharya) that are simple, affordable and can mostly be done at home, and, to support your unique constitution, lifestyle and environment.