What is Ayurveda ?
The term "Ayurveda" comes from two sanskrit root words "Ayus" (life) and "Veda" (Wisdom/science). Ayurveda can be translated as the "science of life" or "Wisdom of life" Ayurveda originated as part of the "vedic science "- an integral spiritual knowledge devised to give a comprehensive understanding of universe and life working according to a law. Other than Ayurveda Yoga, meditation, astrology are all part of the vedic tradition. According to astronomical records in ancient vedic texts, the vedic system including ayurveda was in practise before 4000 BC. Ayurveda has gone through several stages of development in its long history. It was spread all along with the vedic culture to the far east and west. Buddhists also contributed their insights to Ayurveda.
ConceptIn India's ancient vedic tradition the most basic force underlying existence or nature is 'intelligence'. This inteligence is literally infinite. Humans like any other being is a part of the collective intelligence or the cosmic intelligence. Our physical body is an expression of the cosmic intelligence in a creative way.