Ayurveda is simply translated as "science of life" and more comprehensively as "the knowledge that teaches us which substances and activities are beneficial or harmful to life". It is the knowledge of wholesome and righteous living according to our unique and individual constitutional make up. Ayurveda has developed in India over at least the last 4000 years. It has now spread all over the world.

It is a blend of herbal medicine, spiritual insight, practical experience, scientific analysis and artisitic creativity. It uses medicinal plants, foods, massage, meditation, surgery and judicious living as part of its "life-style" and methodology

I am going to be writing regular articles about Ayurveda which you can select from the list below:

 An Ayurvedic Summer
 An Ayurvedic Autumn
 An Ayurvedic Winter
 An Introduction to Ayurveda
 Living Ayurveda
 Digestive Strength and the Importance of Agni
 The Doshas: The Three Humours: Friend or Foe?
 Understanding Your Constitution
 Lifestyle: Swasthavritta
 Seasonal Behaviour
 The Digestive Fire: Agni