Ayurveda is the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature. It is an ancient natural wisdom of health and healing that originated in India. It's often referred to as a science of life or science of self-healing. Its aims and objectives are to maintain the health of a healthy person and to heal the disease of an unhealthy person.
Health according to Ayurveda is a perfect state of balance among the body's three fundamental energies or Doshas (vata, pitta, kapha) and an equally vital balance among body, mind and soul or consciousness.
As a science of self-healing, Ayurveda encompasses diet and nutrition, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, medicinal herbs, along with cleansing and rejuvenating programs for healing the body, mind and spirit. Numerous adjunct therapies such as sound, colour and aromatherapy may also be used.