Ayur = Life Veda = Science
Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems that was developed thousands of years ago in India.
It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Nothing is excluded as we are intricately woven by our ancestors, our environment, our senses and our actions. Our unique body/mind type is an expression of the spirit that lives within.
The primary focus of Ayurvedic living is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. If dis-ease is present there are many treatments and recommendations that can assist the body’s innate wisdom for healing naturally.
The emphasis is on the effects of the micro/macro cosmos. The whole person is in relationship with everything around and in it. In Ayurveda everything is universally connected. Good health is achieved when your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with all that is around you and in you. A disturbance in this harmony can lead to poor health and sickness.
Ayurvedic principles explain what affects the physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being of a person. Some things that can cause imbalance are:
* injuries and loss
* climate and seasonal changes
* genetic or birth defects
* eating habits
Karen Barbarick-Collins is a Certified Ayurvedic Technician and Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She is the founder of Bending Blade Healing Arts.