Ayurveda is a medico-lifestyle system of healing which originated in India over 5000 years ago. It is made up of two Sanskrit words. ayur, which means life, and veda which means knowledge or science. Thus Ayurveda may be defined as the science of life.
Today, Ayurveda is practiced around the world as a natural healthcare system. It focuses on substances and actions, which enhance the quality of our lives, by incorporating a philosophy of diet, detoxification, yoga, mental refinement and insight into living in complete balance with nature.
The basic philosophy of Ayurveda asserts that a person's health depends on harmony of one's mind, body and spirit with nature. Where there is imbalance, there is disease.
Health is a state of balance & dynamic integration between our environment and our body. Inspired by nature, ayurvedic wisdom uses time tested, clinically proven natural formulation derived from plant origins together with cleansing therapies in order to achieve optimal health & well-being.
Ayurveda draws very much from man's interaction with nature. It describes the 5 elemental structures into which the universe is divided; space, air, fire, water and earth. These elements combine to form 3 bio-energies or doshas known as vata, pitta and kapha.
These doshas govern all the activities of our mind and body. When we maintain balance through intelligent choices, we experience optimal health. When these doshas are in imbalance, we experience disease.
The main aim of Ayurvedic treatments is to establish balance in these three fundamental qualities.
Vata governs bodily functions concerned with nerve function and movement, such as blood circulation, breathing, blinking and the beating of the heart.
Pitta governs bodily functions concerned with heat, metabolism, and energy production. These include digestion, absorption, and nutrition and body temperature.
Kapha governs bodily functions concerned with physical structure, stablity and fluid balance.
According to Ayurveda, our doshic balance is influenced both by the food we eat as well as our environment. In other words, stress, an unhealthy lifestyle, incompatible diet and the accumulation of toxins can throw our doshas off balance.
Ayurvedic treatments are designed to bring our doshas back into balance instead of focusing on relieving the symptoms.
After determining a person's constitution and diagnosing his problems, an Ayurvedic physician generally prescribes one or more of the following:
Dietary recommendations, herbs, yoga, breathing exercises, massage therapy, detoxification or panchakarma.
Whether you need to heal an imbalance, or simply require rejuvenation therapies, Samkkya offers a range of Ayurvedic therapies prescribed by an experienced Ayurvedic physician , and administered by trained Ayurvedic therapists.