Ayurveda means the knowledge of life, the word Ayurveda is made up of two words ‘Ayu’ means life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge, wisdom or essential truth. Ayurveda is a philosophy of life aimed toward happiness through finding the balance among the elements present in every being: space, air, fire, water, earth. Although this description sounds simplistic, it is a very systematic and holistic viewpoint for how to approach living. If one understand Ayurveda, one can become his or her own doctor, so to speak. A person who understands Ayurveda can live a positive healthy life. One learns the manner of listening to the natural intelligence of the body.