The Origin of Ayurveda
The teachings of Ayurveda have made waves in Western medicine within the last two decades. It is now a exemplary career path. Ayurveda has become a trend and not without reason, the teaching and therapies of Ayurveda are very versatile. Ayurveda is suitable for healing and for the prevention of disease, rejuvenation, revitalization or simply to increase well-being. With its holistic approach, which focuses on the individual as a whole, Ayurveda is making a name for itself in Western medicine. This can be due to many therapies and techniques that help void of stress and provide a better and healthier way of life.
For over 20 years the Lanka Princess Hotel has offered authentic Ayurveda programs in its country of origin in India. Over the years the Lanka Princess Hotel has gathered much expertise in the field of Ayurveda and we would like to share with you about the main aspects and elements of Indian health teachings.
What is Ayurveda? Anyone that is interested in health has heard the name at least once before, but what exactly is the meaning behind it?
The word Ayurveda is derived from Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. The word “Ayus” means “life” and “Veda” means “knowledge”. Ayurveda is therefore nothing less than the “knowledge of “life”.
There are many different sides to Ayurveda. They are based on sound nutrition, a focus on oneself, and herbal medicine created from over 3,000 plants that provide purification techniques, oil massages and many more beneficial applications. That is combined with a spiritual yoga, and meditation. The main focus of Ayurveda lies on healing of an illness and prevention of disease.