Ayurveda means life knowledge. It is a holistic healing science based in nature practiced for over 10,000 years. It’s depth, beauty and efficacy lies in the fact that it is integrated within the laws of nature. Ayurveda goes beyond addressing the current state of health in the body in a symptomatic way but brings healing to the very root. An Ayurvedic doctor (vaidya) can help guide you in learning your elemental birth constitution as well as your current elemental state. Through diet, lifestyle, herbs, and ayurvedic therapies one can build optimum health.
When there is harmony with the relationship to yourself, in turn it creates harmony with the relationships outside of you and consciousness at large. The lens of Ayurveda gives us an opportunity to look at how we intake and expend prana from our minds and physical bodies.
Abhyanga and Shirodhara complement meditation by calming the mind and allowing the body to sit comfortably. Meditation with the benefit of Ayurveda helps to balance and harmonize the body so that it may receive deeper healing.