In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means "The Knowledge of Life" and is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. This ancient knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the "Mother of All Healing."
Ayurveda views health and disease as the end result of how we interact with the world in terms of our beliefs, perceptions, thoughts, and feelings. These ultimately determine our actions. Actions in harmony with our inner nature create health, while those disharmonious actions create dis-ease. Ayurveda and yoga are sister sciences and together teach us how to develop greater harmony with our environment through all of our senses. Journeying back to optimal health with Ayurveda is about balancing the five elements (earth, water, fire, ether, and air) in the body and mind through the use of diet, lifestyle, yoga, herbs, color, aromas, meditation, along with other five sense therapies.