Optimising your Health
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian philosophy of health and wellbeing. It means the ‘art of living wisely'. In simple terms, ayurveda is a holistic system which guides us so that we can live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. It recognises that we are all unique and focuses on food, lifestyle, massage, yoga and herbal remedies to suit our individual make-up.
Ayurveda is timeless - it has existed for over 4000 years but yet it still applies to modern day life. The key to its longevity is because ayurveda is logical. An early description given in the Charaka Samhita (the earliest ayurvedic literature) written circa 150BCE-100CE says:
"It is called ayurveda because it tells us which substances, qualities and actions are life enhancing, and which are not."
In order to improve your health you usually need to change some of your habits. These changes usual involve a rebalancing; emotional, dietary or lifestyle adjustments. It can often involve including something extra in life whilst also removing something else. In China there is a saying; "crisis is an opportunity for change". Change can release beneficial growth.
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