An Introduction To Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India, is accepted as the oldest scientific medical system, with a long record of clinical treatments. Apart from being a mere doctrine for medical treatment, Ayurveda shows a way to protect and maintain health, to cure diseases and to lead a healthy long life.


Ayurveda considers an individual as a combination of body, mind and soul. It believes that no two individuals are alike, and hence recommends different treatment for each individual based on their individual constitutions though they may have similar symptoms.

Ayurvedic medical system recognizes that an Absolute Source (Paramatma) is the origin of all wisdom and intelligence. Manifestation of health is the outcome of the grace of Abolute (Paramatma) acting through the laws of nature (Prakriti). Ayurveda helps in promoting harmony between the nature and the individual by helping an individual to lead a life which is in balance with the laws of nature.

Ayurveda explains that three universal fundamental energies regulates all the natural process on microcosmic and macrocosmic levels and the effect of these energies in various star systems and galaxies will in-turn have an impact on human physiology. These universal energies are called “Tridosha”.


Meaning of Ayurveda

Ayurveda comprising of Ayur (life) and Veda (Scince or knowledge) is a holistic healing science which is in other words called “Science of life”. Ayurveda deals with the complete way of life, rather than just the treatment of diseases.


Basic principles

Ayurveda considers the humanity and universe as a common origin, and considers nature to be made of three main qualities (also called gunas). These gunas namely Sattva, Rajas and Tamas are the inner qualities found in all material forms of nature.


Ayurveda also considers the entire universe to be governed by five major elements called Panchamahabhutas which includes space, fire, water, air and earth. The entire human structure is considered to be made of Seven tissues (also known as Dhatus) which is the plasma, adipose tissue, muscle, bone marrow, bone, blood and reproductive tissue. From the liquids of all these tissues, Ojas (energy) which is the refined ultimate product of metabolism and digestion, is formed. Ojas is also considered to connect the consciousness and physiology of an individual and is responsible for developing immunity in the body.

The benefits of learning more about Ayurveda


not just a treatment, but a way of life

no known side effects

help eradicate tension

relaxes you

provides deep knowledge about you

tells about good and bad dietary effects to life

helps improve your overall health

helps to achieve – dharm, arth, kama, moksha

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