What is the meaning of Ayurveda?

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.

 



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