Ayurveda is a holistic, prevention-focused form of alternative medicine originating in India over 5,000 years ago. It’s the world’s oldest form of alternative medicine & offers a vast body of wisdom – in fact both Tibetan & Chinese Medicine have roots in Ayurveda.
So what exactly is it?
Ayurveda is a natural healing system based upon the core belief that just as your fingerprint is distinctly your own, so to is your life energy pattern. Through consultation with a certified Ayurveda Practitioner, you’ll discover your Dosha profile – your very own pattern of living force which forms the foundation of a customised treatment program designed to help you rebalance, stay vital & realise your full potential.
While each program is distinct, treatments may include herbal formulations, aromatherapy, massage, yoga, meditation, counselling, exercise, supervised fasting & bodywork. Ayurveda is non-invasive, complimentary to conventional medicine, highly individualised & fuses ancient wisdom with modern homeopathy.
Meet with one of our highly qualified Practitioners today & bring Ayurveda into your life.
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Although suppressed during years of foreign occupation, Ayurveda has been enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land & throughout the world. Tibetan medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical Ayurvedic medical texts dating back thousands of years.
More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily & seasonal routines, diet, behavior & the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced & dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind & spirit.
Recognising that human beings are part of nature, Ayurveda describes three fundamental energies that govern our inner & outer environments: movement, transformation & structure. Known in Sanskrit as Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire) & Kapha (Earth), these primary forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind & body.
Each of us has a unique proportion of these three forces that shapes our nature. If Vata is dominant in our system, we tend to be thin, light, enthusiastic, energetic & changeable. If Pitta predominates in our nature, we tend to be intense, intelligent & goal-oriented plus we have a strong appetite for life. When Kapha prevails, we tend to be easy-going, methodical & nurturing. Although each of us has all three forces, most people have one or two elements that predominate. For each element, there is a balanced & imbalance expression. When Vata is balanced a person is lively & creative, but when there is too much movement in the system, a person tends to experience anxiety, insomnia, dry skin, constipation & difficulty focusing. When Pitta is functioning in a balanced manner, a person is warm, friendly, disciplined, a good leader & a good speaker. When Pitta is out of balance, a person tends to be compulsive, irritable & may suffer from indigestion or an inflammatory condition. When Kapha is balanced, a person is sweet, supportive & stable but when Kapha is out of balance, a person may experience sluggishness, weight gain & sinus congestion.
An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance, determine where they are out of balance & offer interventions using diet, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, music & meditation to re-establish balance.
Note: MojoGuru does not recommend any treatment, therapy or particular provider. We do not recommend that you self-diagnose. If you are suffering from a health condition and before starting a new treatment or therapy, we do recommend that you first consult a GP. More