What is Ayurveda ?
As a health system, Ayurveda is quite unique and has authentic effects, unlike the divided approach of modern medicine. It does not distinguish between preventative and curative aspects of health.
This means that health is never seen as something solely physiological, but incorporates environmental, mental and spiritual life to remove the root cause of any disease and achieve the balance in an individual. Thought to have been revealed to the sages of the Himalayas 5,000 years ago, many historians claim that it predates even ancient Egyptian medicine.
Ayurveda in India
Ayurveda is an ancient system of lifestyle, diet, and medicine, still used by the majority of Indians, and competing with pharmaceutical methods on an equal basis in India even today. The spread of Ayurveda has been somewhat slower internationally than Yoga despite being part of a complementary system and sharing an identical philosophy. The practitioners of Ayurveda prioritize Yoga therapy among their healing techniques and these twin therapies offer identical ethics and a cohesive approach to the environment.
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The Theory of Ayurveda
The theory of Ayurveda understands the five elements as the root cause of existence, a metaphysics common to all ancient cultures. The five elements appear in different combinations in each of us and form our unique individuality. They work in combination to form the tri-dosha system, including; Vata Dosha, representing ether and air; Pitta Dosha representing fire and water; and Kapha Dosha, representing water and earth. Your Ayurvedic doctor acts as a guide to help you bring those elements that you lack by restructuring your lifestyle.
Every course of Ayurvedic treatment begins with an in-depth personal examination, or Prakruti analysis, to identify the exact balance of elements ruling your body and mind. With personal attention from our Ayurvedic therapy team, you can be sure of a transformative retreat experience based on the perfection of health and spirituality at Shatayu Ayurveda treatment center.