What is Ayurveda?
Do you crave sugar and simple carbohydrates when you encounter situations of stress? Would you rather binge-watch a season of your favorite television show, rather than go to the gym? Are you more likely to avoid work function and stay at home with your family?
These are all examples of our inherent tendencies or nature and how we manage stress and cope with challenging situations.
Ayurveda is the combination of the words Ayus, meaning life, and Veda, meaning knowledge. By understanding our own knowledge of life or “Self Referral”, we are better equipped to tackle and manage our tendencies to prevent disease and stay healthy and well.
Historically, Ayurveda has been called a ‘sister science’ to Yoga, focusing more on the diet and lifestyle than a physical asana practice. However, Ayurveda goes further than simple diet and lifestyle adjustments, Ayurveda:
• Is the first comprehensive medical practice known to man
• Was cognized over 5,000 years ago from a complex body of knowledge
• Was the first medical system to create the initial eight categories of medicine (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, ENT, Psychology, Toxicology, Geriatrics & Fertility)
• Influenced Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, Greek and Western Medicine
Incorporating Ayurveda into your daily life can help with better sleep, clear skin, better weight management and overall better quality of wellness and wellbeing.
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Deacon Carpenter and Ginger Schechter, MD manage our Ayurvedic consultations and education at YogaONE.
Together, Deacon & Dr. Ginger are able to combine the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda with the cutting edge technologies of Western medicine for a more integrated and practical approach to health and wellness.