Learn AyurvedaWhat is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda translated into English is “the science of life”. Āyuh translates to life and veda to knowledge. It is one of the oldest healing systems in the world originating in ancient India and is still practiced today. Ayurveda has systemic processes and its scope includes nutrition, nature’s cycles and rhythms, our individual intakes, and how they relate to the interconnectedness of all beings. Ayurveda originates from the scriptures of the Vedas. The knowledge contained in the Vedas has passed through a lineage of sages for thousands of years to this day.

Ayurvedic concepts are based on determining how to maintain a balance of our elemental composition of either, air, fire, water, and earth. Differing levels of each element form Doshas or energy types. Ether and air combine to compose the Vata dosha, fire and water compose the Pitta dosha, and water and earth compose the Kapha dosha. Each person has a unique combination of doshas which create their Prakruti or constitution. Prakruti also includes the psychophysical framework and functional mannerisms of a person. Prakruti is determined by diet, lifestyle, genetics, the mental and emotional states of a person’s overall life as well as their genetic makeup.

Once we determine what our Prakruti is and which doshas are out of balance or in a state of Vikruti, we can incorporate certain diet changes, lifestyle modifications, rituals, and other healthy habits to pivot us back into balance. Having a comprehension of dosha attributes helps us discover a state of Vikruti. When we make time to go inward, we make an effort to be mindful and gain awareness of our mental and physical status. When we are deeply in touch with ourselves, we can figure out moments of a possible pivot towards imbalance. The philosophy of Ayurveda is based on the goal of being well-balanced, mind, body, and spirit. Through prevention, awareness, supportive intake and action, you can preserve your wellness and enhance longevity.

Unlike conventional medicinal systems, Ayurveda takes into consideration our metaphysical states. Prana (energy or life force) composition and transition play a major role in how illnesses progress. Practices such as yoga, meditation, and pranayama (breath work) play an important role in prana transformation and are vital tools utilized to keep us in balance.

Making time for oneself is key to harmony and our favorite example activity is Abhyanga or self-massage with oil. The Sanksrit term for oil is Sneha which also means love. When you massage yourself daily, you help reduce tension physically and mentally. Just giving yourself fifteen minutes of “me time” can benefit you greatly by providing a sense of tranquility and  stability. For example, if you’ve had a stressful day and tensions are high, give yourself much needed attention and affection with AyurGlo’s Pitta Body Oil. Light your favorite candle, play soothing music, indulge yourself with oils luxurious to the touch, and let the aroma drift you away to a state of zen.

Hi, I’m Lila.

I’ve used body oils before but none like this. It is specific to my needs and my body type.

Body oils are great because they’re easy to use.

I especially enjoy AyurGlo’s Moon Body Oil before my period, it helps me with my PMDD. The massage technique and the scent help me relax and focus on the things that matter most in my life—my family, my friends, and most importantly, my wellness.

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If you’re ready to do the work, try AyurGlo’s body oils!


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