This is my very first blog post and it brings me so much joy to start a new chapter and to be able to share this platform with you. In this post I will give a short introduction to ayurveda, so anyone who has never heard about ayurveda before, don’t worry! These blog posts are for beginners as well as for those of you who are familiar with ayurveda.
Originated in India, ayurveda has been dated back to 5000 years and is one of the oldest preserved healing systems. The word ayurveda is Sanskrit and is derived from the two root words Ayu and Veda. Ayu means life and Veda means science or knowledge. The wisdom brings the goal of maintaining good health taking into consideration our personal differences and individual requisites.
I love ayurvedas way of taking the entirety of our being into consideration, from personal experience of treating symptoms I feel a significant difference when living more in balance with myself. With this knowledge we can get to know our body better and learn to listen to the signals it gives us.
An important key to understanding the knowledge ayurveda holds, lies in the five elements ether, air, fire, water and earth. These five elements exists in our bodies, our surroundings, the nature, the food we eat and in different forms of lifestyles. Next post will be about the elements and how they are combined into something called doshas, which is an essential part of ayurveda.