The meaning of Ayur is life and Veda means knowledge. We can, therefore, understand Ayurveda as “The knowledge of life.“
Ayurveda is a special knowledge about health and a long life. It offers us an opening into the balance of our bodies, our spirit and our soul and most Ayurveda applications work on all aspects of the entire human being.
Just like in nature we can describe Ayurveda in our bodies as the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Airwaves. These five elements are the five senses, five sensory organs … the five organs of activity … the five fields of activity. From these elements, there are formed, in the body, three biological basic systems … the so-called Doshas: Vata, Pita and Kapha. If these Doshas become out of balance, then illnesses can occur. Therefore, the first choice is the Ayurveda treatment to bring back the natural balance to the body.