The word Ayurveda means knowledge of life ("ayur" is life and "veda" is knowledge). As a holistic form of healing, originating in ancient India over 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda medicine works to strengthen the health of your body, mind and spirit. It is a holistic wellness practice, detached from a culture. Its basis is to see towards reality. This system of natural medicine shows how different aspects of nature affect different parts of the body. In the same way, it guides you to create the balance that your body needs so much through natural medicine and dietary influences. It is a practice that helps you get to know yourself and change your way of thinking about how you need to see yourself in relation to the universe.