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Many people have not heard of Ayurveda, and those who have tend to inaccurately categorize it as "alternative" medicine. In reality, Ayurveda is "Not an alternative medicine anymore in the U.S., but complementary," so says Daniel E Furst, the Director of Clinical Research at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. Indeed, "complementary" is the best way to describe Ayurveda, a form of medical treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, and currently serves the vast majority of the country (http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/india701/interviews/ayurveda101.html).
To understand what is at the heart of Ayurveda, all one needs to do is look at the foundation of the word itself: the Southern California University of Health Sciences breaks it down, saying, "The term 'Ayurveda' combines two Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). This, Ayurveda is quite literally 'the science of life.'"
The science of life, of course, is slightly different for every individual, which is something that is not lost on Ayurveda. Ayurveda identifies five key elements with distinct qualities: fire, air, water, earth, and space. These five elements fall into three unique energies: Vata (air and space), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (earth and water) (http://www.scuhs.edu/academics/sps/ayurveda/). Ayurveda sees each individual as having a unique combination of these energies. If one applies Ayurvedic principles, they can seek to balance and harmonize their energies, in ways that optimize their health and spirit, and help their mind and body operate it unison.
For this reason, Ayurveda is right for nearly any individual. While most forms of medicine are aimed at either preventing illness, or treating it, Ayurveda does both. If you are a person already heavily invested in your own well being, in both physical and emotional forms, Ayurveda can further push you along your journey. If you are someone suffering, or unhappy, or seeking to get your life back on the right path, Ayurveda can help your body and soul walk together.
The reality is, all it takes is one thing slightly out of line, or out of balance, for dangers and illnesses to arrive. In an article on the merits of Ayurveda, PBS is quoted as saying, "The philosophy of Ayurvedic medicine contends that the body, mind, and soul are connected to the outer world. When the relationship among these elements of one's personality is out of balance, health problems arise. The practice has evolved in recent years to treat such modern health concerns as addiction, work stress, and infertility" (http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/india701/interviews/ayurveda101.html). Ayurveda is not confined to simply keeping those elements in balance, or to rectifying an imbalance. Rather, Ayurveda can do both. It is as perfect for the mid-life crisis as it is for the young health, successful health lover.
With Ved Living, you can begin to apply these Ayurvedic principles into your every day life in myriad manners. Ved Living offers you solutions in the form of food and dietary choices, yoga, daily habits and rituals, breathing, and much, much more. Whether you are an individual seeking to regain his or herself in the 15 minutes before work everyday, or someone who dedicates one day a week to self betterment, Ved Living has an idea, a solution, and an application that will help you.
Ved Living finds the best Ayurvedic approach for you, treating you as the unique construction of energies that you are. If your mind and soul are open to Ayurveda, than Ved Living can offer you the balance to help your body follow suit. Those who invest their mind, body, and soul in Ayurveda are certain to feel effect: the University of Maryland Medical Center says, "Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well balanced lives." We know that long life, health, and balance are important in your life, whether you are struggling to find all three, or already implementing your own techniques. We also know that Ved Living can help you along the journey, and help you accomplish those goals.
Your body is worth treating right; your mind is worth treating right; and your soul is worth treating right. Make sure they are treated right - and together - with a practice tested for 5000 years.