Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old medicine originating from the vedas. Literally meaning “knowledge (or wisdom) of living”. Ayurveda teaches us about our individual unique constitution and how to best care for it. From Cleansing to daily Living, Ayurveda reminds us of the best way to command Mother Nature is to obey her. When we understand our nature, we can better live in accordance with nature, and all beings.
There are three fundamental forces of nature that can help us to identify our mental/physical constitution. Based on the Tridoshas, Vata (air) responsible for movement, Pitta (fire) transformation, and Kapha ( earth) structure. By knowing our prakriti (constitution), and possible vikriti (pattern of imbalance), we can assess the best way to address the individual. Through diet, herbs, meditation, music, sense therapy, exercise, seasonal routine and cleansing, we are better able to honor our unique needs to stay balanced physically, emotionally and mentally.