Introduction to Maharishi Ayur-Veda | Maharishi Vedic Health Spa of Palo Alto

Introduction to
Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health

Ayurvedic HerbsWhat is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the world’s most ancient system of preventive health care. Developed in India over 6,000 years ago. Ayurveda (which translates as “knowledge of life”) is a natural approach to creating balance and strengthening the body’s healing abilities.

What is the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health Program?

Over time and with the foreign domination of India, the comprehensive knowledge of Ayurveda became fragmented and lost. Recently, working together with the foremost Ayurvedic experts in India, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program (TM), systematized and restored Ayurveda, along with all the other branches of Vedic knowledge,to its purity and completeness in accord with classic Vedic texts.

How does Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health work?

Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health enlivens the inner intelligence of the body and strengthens its natural healing ability. According to Ayurveda disease is primarily the result of imbalances and impurities that accumulate in the body over time. The specialty of Ayurveda is in diagnosing imbalances at an early stage, before symptoms of disease arise, eliminating those imbalances from the body, and teaching each person how to live a healthy,balanced life.

What are mind/body types?

Ayurveda was the first system of medicine to recognize the concept of individual mind/body types. It holds that everyone is born with their own natural balance which influences all aspects of their life, including body structure, emotional makeup, and predisposition to illnesses. Without understanding one’s natural balance you may unknowingly create imbalances by following a life-style that strains your mind/bodysystem.

What are doshas?

According to Ayurveda, the body is governed by three fundamental biological principles — called doshas — that control all of the body’s functions. These doshas are Vata (regulates movement), Pitta (regulates metabolism) and Kapha (regulates structure). All three doshas work together. One’s individual mind/body type is determined by the natural predominance of oneor more of these three doshas in the body.

How many people practice Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health in the US?

The Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health program is the fastest growing system of alternative medicine in the U. S., with over 3 million practitioners. Many best selling books popularize its commonsense principles. More than 600 scientific studies in 27 countries at 220 institutions have verified the effectiveness of the comprehensive system in many areasof health and beauty.

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