What is Ayurveda

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What is Ayurveda?
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Balancing the Doshas
Benefits of Ayurveda
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Ananda Spa and Clinic - Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the world's most ancient system of health care. It comes from the ancient Vedic tradition of India, where it has been practiced for more than 6,000 years. Ayurveda, which literally translates as "knowledge of life", is a natural approach to creating balance and strengthening the body's inner healing abilities. Ayurvedic healers recognised several millennia ago what modern medicine is finding out today: total health is that state where mind, body, spirit, senses and emotions are in a state of perfect balance, as nature intended them to be.

In keeping with this holistic definition of health, Ayurveda offers a wide range of treatments to heal the whole person and restore balance. Synergistic herbal formulations that have no side-effects, only side- benefits, are a very important part of Ayurveda, but the herbs are supported by detailed diet and lifestyle recommendations, as well as regular seasonal purification programmes (called "Panchakarma") for living a long, healthy and happy life.

According to Ayurveda, disease is primarily the result of imbalances that accumulate in the body over time. The specialty of Ayurveda lies in diagnosing imbalances at an early stage before symptoms of disease arise, then eliminating those imbalances and impurities from the body, while teaching each person how to live a healthy, balanced life.

Mind/Body Types

Ayurveda was the first system of medicine to recognise the concept of individual mind/body types. It holds that everyone is born with their own natural balance which influences all aspects of their life, including body structure, emotional makeup, and predisposition to illnesses. Without understanding our natural balance we may unknowingly create imbalances by following a lifestyle that strains our mind-body system.

The timeless knowledge of Ayurveda is capable of maintaining balance in all mind-body types.


According to Ayurvedic wisdom, there are three basic principles in nature, which function throughout the whole of creation and govern the activities of the mind and body of everyone. These three principles - doshas - are called Vata (regulates movement), Pitta (regulates metabolism) and Kapha (regulates structure). All three doshas work together. Our individual mind/body type is determined by the natural predominance of one or more of these three doshas in the body.

To find out about balancing the doshas click here

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