Ayurveda ("science of life" in Sanskrit)
is 5,000-year-old folk medicine from India. In ayurveda, each of us is a
unique combination of the five elements (ether, air, fire, water and
At conception, this combination was set for each of us and
represents our own unique state of balance or perfect health. Once
we're born and start living, we're thrown out of balance by
environmental, dietary, emotional and other factors. If these
imbalances go on long enough, they can cause disease.
corrections in diet and lifestyle, herbs, yoga, breathing, meditation
and spiritual practices, ayurvedic practitioners work to bring a client
into that state of balance unique to him/her.