What is Ayurveda?
The Science of Life
Ayurveda is not a diet plan, a workout regimen, nor a rigid set of rules. It is a "living style," a timeless guide to our most basic, alchemical truths - who we are and why we function the way we do.
Ayurveda was developed in India five millenia ago, sprung from the deep meditative states of the ancient sages. Ayurveda is translated as "the knowledge of self," or "the wisdom of life," meaning that through the lens of this living science, we come to a deeper understanding of our bodies, thoughts, habits, cycles, and unique energetic make-up.
This body of knowledge is based on the understanding that the mind and the physical body are inextricably entwined within one another, and within nature. We are all a part of nature, and nature is a part of each of us; whatever we put into our bodies - food, water, breath, sensory info - becomes manifest in our bodies. When we embrace this truth, we awaken our innate sense of how to heal and restore balance within our bodies, minds, and spirits.
Don’t take my word for it, follow some of the modern leaders in the Ayurvedic community and explore what they have to share:
DR. JOHN DOUILLARD
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner; source for articles & videos relating Western science to Ayurvedic wisdom.
DR. CLAUDIA WELCH
Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner & Doctor of Oriental Medicine; source for articles & courses relating to hormone health and women's physiology.
THE AYURVEDIC CENTER OF VERMONT
Nestled in Central Vermont, a truly incredible clinic offering the ancient art of Panchakarma and rich group study opportunities.
KRIPALU SCHOOL OF AYURVEDA
The mothership! The source behind my comprehensive Ayurvedic education. An invaluable space for learning this ancient healing art.
Wonderful Ayurvedic blog and herb source; based out of New Mexico.