What is Ayurveda?

A brief introduction.

Start to live wisely according to your personal needs with Ayurveda

Going far back in time even before scientific evidence was there, our Indian ancestors developed Ayurveda. The word “Ayur” comes from the Sanskrit word “Ayuh” which means life and “Veda” can be translated as wisdom or knowledge. Accordingly, Ayurveda can be translated as the “the science of life” or “the wisdom of living wisely”. It is the first ever recorded system of healing the physical, mental and energetic body. In essence it is based on each unique individual. Giving you personal tools to live a balanced and fulfilled lifestyle.

Ayurveda’s personalised approach to health helps you to understand your mind-body type which supports you to make the best choices in diet, exercise, supplements and all other aspects of your lifestyle. Even though Ayurveda put emphasise on the prevention of imbalances it also offers remarkable support once health is disturbed. This I can assure you from my own experience (see my brief history if you are interested!).

Find out your mind-body type and work with it instead of against to stay in balance

Of course this sounds fantastic, yet what do we actually mean with living in balance and in accordance with your mind-body type?! Well again, no straight answer. This depends on so many different circumstances, including your birth constitution (which we call Prakruti in Ayurveda), current imbalance (which we call Vikruti in Ayurveda), the seasons, your work, where you live, what kind of sports you do, and so forth. Since there is no general answer I decided to start Rasa Yoga & Ayurveda. To provide you with practical tips and advices you can easily adopt into your lifestyle as from there you can find out yourself what works for you and what not.

Besides, for the ones who are interested in Ayurveda and all the terms used in this study I will also write articles where I will do my utmost best to make the basic principles very understandable for us millennials! Hope this will inspire you as much as it inspired me.