At the soul level, life is divine play! - “Lotus and Lily”
Ayurveda comes from Ancient India where Sanskrit was the main language and electricity wasn’t part of the normal day-to-day. But don’t worry, Vedasaurus helps modernize and make Ayurveda accessible to every human.
In Sanskrit, "Ayu" means Life and "Veda" means Wisdom. I like to think of the Vedic books like “Life for Dummies”
The Vedas (books of wisdom) have recipes, home health remedies, medical recommendations, movement exercises (including Yoga), meditation, astrology, astronomy, and even practical tips (like when to plant herbs and parenting approaches!).
No Ayurveda is not a religion, but it is a lifestyle approach to better quality of life.
Ayurveda can be thought of as an elemental approach to health. In Ayurveda everything - manmade and natural is made up of the elements. The Gurus or Wise Teachers of the Vedas created a "quick name" for these elements known as the doshas - Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Everyone has some ratio of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Vata is the creative, expansive, and moving energy.
Pitta is the warming, organized, fiery, and transformative energy.
And Kapha is the stable, structural, and loving energy.
These doshas are seen in everywhere; different climates and other environmental descriptions, in the food and spices we eat, within personalities, how our body's function physiologically and how our mind processes psychologically. Ayurveda looks at a person's diet, lifestyle, behaviors/habits, sleep and wake cycles, stressors, and symptoms to help create recommendations to balance the doshas.If you are interested in learning more about your doshas, take our free dosha quiz!
Ayurveda uses tons of different approaches to help bring the Mindbody back into balance.
- Single Herbs, Herbal Formulations and Blends
- Movement and Yoga
- Mantra (changing), Singing, Sound Vibrations
- Diet, Food Choices, Mindful Eating, and Timing of Food Consumption
- Sleep Routines and Wake Time Behaviors
- Daily Living and Routine
- Meditation, Nature Time, and Journaling
- Astrology and Astronomy
There is a reason for the saying, “Everything is Medicine, and Everything is Poison.” This means that Ayurveda uses everything to help bring the Mindbody back into balance. The key is using the things that work well for you as an individual; what works for one person may not be enough or be too much for another.
Vedasaurus offers Ayurvedic Consultations, Live Events
, and soon online self-paced courses!