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What is Ayurveda?

Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World

ayurvedapics.jpgAyurveda, which translates to "The Science of Life," is a 5000 year old wellness system that originated in India, and is the wisdom from which Yoga also stems. This system of healing has a rich history of oral and written traditions and has been passed down for thousands of years. Ayurveda has been used in India for over 5,000 years. It is the oldest documented system of medicine in the world. Founded by ancient Rishis or Seers thousands of years ago, it is the cornerstone for many other traditional systems of medicine. It is more than a just system of medicine, it is a way to promote longevity and balance the body, mind and spirit.

Traditionally, Ayurveda uses a combination of herbal wisdom, yoga practices and diet that have been geared toward one's specific constitution or "body type." Some basic principals of Ayurveda are:

  • Every cause has an effect
  • For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
  • Like increases like
  • A quality is decreased by its opposite quality

By applying these principles to everyday life, Ayurveda creates harmony in the body, mind and spirit, thereby prolonging life and eliminating the causes of disease and dysfunction. The treatments in Ayurveda are found in the natural world, and most are simply diet and lifestyle. As we are a part of nature, our weaknesses are a part of nature, and so the treatments to correct our weaknesses will be found in nature. We are all one part of a greater whole. Everything in nature is reflected in each organism and is reflected in ourselves.

Because Ayurvedic diets and treatments must be body type specific in order for one to experience the optimum benefits, many people living in our modern world have found it difficult to incorporate its complexities into their daily lives. However, because Ayurveda's health benefits have been renowned throughout history and we would like all people to have access to this wonderful system of healing, we have dedicated ourselves to creating easy to use herbal supplements using traditional Ayurvedic herbs. The ORGANIC INDIA Ayurvedic herbal supplement line is designed to be both gentle and effective for EVERYONE. So no matter what your Ayurvedic body type is, or how much you choose to learn about Ayurveda, you can still experience the health benefits of this ancient healing system.