what is ayurveda

I have commenced studies in a diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr Ajit, Australasia’s most experienced Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term that translates to ‘the science of life’ or ‘the knowledge of life’. ‘Ayus’, means life and ‘veda’ means knowledge. A system developed over 5000 years ago, Ayurvedic Medicine is the most ancient of healing systems, pre-dating many other medical systems around the world. Ayurveda is a system for maintaining health and curing disease through adherence to natural rhythms and cycles. It employs a variety of natural means to bring harmony to the physiology and eliminate toxic substances from the body including diet, herbs, spices, minerals, mediation and yoga.

Ayurveda empowers individuals to take ownership of their health by adopting healthy diet and lifestyle practices.

Principles of Ayurveda

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the environment in which we live is made of five elements – earth, air, fire, ether and water. Perfect health is attained when we harmonise the five elements in our bodies with the outside world. The deterioration of our health occurs when we are not in balance with our environment. The five elements are present in our bodies as three bodily intelligences (doshas): vata, pitta and kapha. Ayurveda aims to create balance with these three bodily intelligences to achieve optional health in the mind, body and spirit.

I am excited to incorporate learnings from this ancient science in combination with kinesiology and intuitive counselling in my Brisbane based clinic.