Introduction To Ayurveda
A Brief History of Ayurveda
The name Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words, “ayur” meaning life and longevity, and “veda” meaning knowledge or science. It is the “Science of Life “that teaches us to live in a truly balanced, natural and harmonious state. Practiced for more than 5,000 years, Ayurveda is the traditional natural healing system of India.
The science of Ayurveda was preached and practiced in ancient times by the omniscient sages, as revealed to them in their spiritual pursuit. It evolved into a complete health-care system over time. While modern medicine has pushed this science aside, albeit temporarily, the failure of modern medicine to counter ailments without side effects has brought Ayurveda into the forefront of complementary and alternative therapies, for those seeking other health and wellness options.