As a Christian woman who is serious about faith, this part of my journey is to see if Ayurvedic Philosophy can mesh with Christian Principles. So far, so good.
Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that is indigenous to and widely practiced in India. The word Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning "science of life." Ayu means "life" or "daily living" and Veda is "knowing."
Ayurveda was first recorded in the Vedas, the world's oldest extant literature. This healing system has been practiced in daily life for more than 5000 years.
One thing that has brought me back to Ayurvedic principles over the years is this underlying philosophy:
"A basic principle of healing in Ayurveda holds that one may create balance in the internal forces working in the individual by altering diet and habits of living to counteract changes in his external environment"
Quote from Dr. Vasant Lad