Ayurveda (from sanskrit ayus = life or longevity and veda = knowledge) is a traditional holistic medicine appeared in India several millennia ago. Ayurveda is explained in the form of poems in the Vedas, the sacred texts writtens by the rishis, the Hindu sages to whom this science was revealed.
Ayurveda, which is recognized as a traditional health system by the UN and WHO since 1982, considers that health is not a simple absence of disease, but a state of deep physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. According to Ayurveda, this state of well-being is based upon knowing and understanding our prakruti, or ayurvedic birth constitution, and the habits leading to the state of vikruti, or imbalance, which is the root of discomfort and disease.
With this knowledge of life, Ayurveda enable us to maintain our balance through healthy and pleasant daily habits, such as an adapted diet, massages, yoga and meditation.