Ayurveda is a form of medicine that was developed in ancient India. It provides a great emphasis on prevention and encourages a healthy balance between the mind, body, and soul. Several physical and emotional stressors can disturb this balance. Ayurvedic practices help re-establish harmony in life.
The ancient texts define three principal energies (doshas)-Vata (relating to wind), Pitta (relating to fire), and Kapha (relating to water) which determine the quality of life. The fundamental tenets of Ayurvedic treatment are based on maintaining a correct interplay between these energies.
The ultimate goal of Ayurveda is to promote overall well-being through natural healing practices. These can range from dietary specifications and lifestyle changes to meditation and yoga.