Ayurveda, or “the science of life,” is the natural healing system of India. Its traditional medicine dates back to ancient times (approximately 4000 BC). The same great sages and seers that produced original systems of yoga and
meditation are the same ones who established Ayurveda.
Ayurveda originated as part of an all-inclusive Vedic Science, an integral spiritual science that provides us with a mostly comprehensive understanding of matter, mind, and consciousness. This system includes yoga, meditation, mantra and astrology, and provides us with Ayurveda as its special branch for healing both the body and the mind.
Ayurveda includes herbal medicine, dietetics, bodywork, surgery (yes, surgery), psychology, and spirituality. It is a healing gift to us from ancient, enlightened Vedic culture.
Today, Ayurveda is reaching out to the Western world and addressing modern conditions. It is now moving into a position of global medicine which offers an array of healing modalities accessible to anyone in any
culture. It is truly a holistic science of life.