Ayurveda Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that translates as “The Science of Life”.  It is an ancient and comprehensive medical system from India. As a complete mind/body medicine, Ayurveda deals with all levels of our being with the use of custom diets, herbs, cleansing techniques, massage therapy, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation and counseling methods. From an Ayurvedic viewpoint, everything, such as aromas, sounds, colors, metals and gemstones, can be used medicinally. Since what is medicinal for one can be poisonous to another, Ayurveda has developed a way of classifying people according to specific body types.  Knowledge of how the different body types respond to food, herbs and exercise, allows an Ayurvedic doctor to formulate gentle and specific treatments that are free from harmful side effects. Understanding your Ayurvedic constitution is a good way to develop more awareness, make better choices and cultivate greater energy, peace and contentment. Ayurvedic Nutrition Counseling