Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of holistic health care that originated in India over 5000 years ago. The word translates to “knowledge of life”. It’s a system of healing that examines physical constitution, emotional nature, and spiritual outlook in the context of the universe. According to the philosophy, universal life force manifests as three different energies, or doshas, known as vata, pitta, and kapha. Ayurveda, like many alternative therapies is concerned with prevention of health issues rather than cure. Diet plays a huge role in Ayurveda.
I came across Ayurveda 10 years ago whilst in Nepal and have always had an interest. My yoga class very amazingly just paid for me to have an Ayurveda consultation after my cancer diagnosis.
Interesting things came up. Not the dosha that I thought I was, concept of past traumas some how being linked to health issues, daily mantras and new beginnings.
I know that for many people concepts such as this is hard to comprehend but it totally resonates with me.