1. What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient knowledge that comes from India. According to Ayurveda, every person is a unique being made of body, mind and consciousness. Ayurveda takes care of the wellness of the whole person.
2. What does the term Ayurveda mean?
It derives from Ayus, life, and Veda, science, and means Science of Life. Ayurveda teaching includes philosophy, medicine and lifestyle for the complete balance of each person.
3. When did Ayurveda originate?
Its origin is very ancient, traditionally set many thousands years ago. Its knowledge has been transmitted orally and starting from 1500 BC has been written on texts.
4. How can Ayurveda be useful in the Western society?
Compared to the Western vision, Ayurveda is based on a much broader concept of health, not only identified with the absence of disease but with the perfect balance of body, mind and consciousness.
5. Why is it useful to know Ayurveda today?
It offers a very thorough knowledge of human nature and of the strategies allowing us to live with more energy and less stress.
6. What is the fundamental principle of Ayurveda?
The human being (microcosm) is a reflection of the nature that surrounds him (the macrocosm). In order to be healthy he has to live in harmony with nature, environment, seasons, nutrition and relationships.
7. What are Ayurvedic constitutions?
According to Ayurveda, each person is unique because it has different characteristics, or constitution, that explain the physical structure, the psychological attitude, and the susceptibility to disease.
8. Why do you need to know your Constitution?
So everyone can better understand and accept themselves and others, by knowing their limitations and potential.
9. How can you maintain health with Ayurveda?
By knowing your constitution, you can select what is good and avoid what is bad for you, and you can undertake simple but effective strategies to stay healthy.
10. What is the essence of Ayurveda?
It is living in balance to reach wellbeing, full expression of oneself, complete awareness, positive environment and society.