Davidson’s “About Ayurveda” with Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

Ayurveda is one of the most ancient and most comprehensive system of health care that is
known to humanity. It’s a very interesting term. It’s a very ancient Sanskrit word: Ayurveda. It comprises of two, different
little words. One is “Ayu” and the second is “Veda.” “Ayu” means life and “Veda” means knowledge or science. It simply means science to lead a healthy, vibrant and fulfilling life. We talk about taking care of your mind or
taking care of your body as two different compartments, but whatever you do to take care of your body
is equally beneficial to help your mind, and whatever you
do to keep your mind healthy and happy is
equally good for your body. From a common understanding, from an Ayurvedic perspective, we have
subdivided those five elements into three doshas. And “dosha” is a very interesting term, which simply means the predominance
of these elements coming together, in terms of a doshic entity. So – a combination of Space and Air creates Vata. A combination of Fire and Water creates something called as Pitta. A combination of Water and Earth
creates something called as Kapha. Using foods, herbs, spices, treatments, and healthy lifestyle practices, Ayurveda treats the whole individual, not just the symptoms of an illness.

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