Ayurveda the holistic health science of India is known as the ‘science of life’ which is all for striking a balance between the concept of wholeness and life. The ultimate principle that has been guiding Ayurveda for the last 5000 years is treating the equilibrium of the mind, body and spirit. Air, water, fire, earth and sky - the five basic elements of nature or Panchamahabhootas constitute our body and hence our body is akin to nature or the universe, which is the reason that the imbalance of the anatomy or physiology of the body and mind has to be corrected and balanced by the same elements that build the body, the Panchamahabhootas.
Ayurveda aims at maintenance of health by protecting the body and treating the diseases. Ayurveda is the only science that gives more importance to a healthy life style with adaptations and modifications in one’s lifestyle to suit the changes that happen owing to the rotation and revolution of the earth. The seasonal changes that happen in the environment have a great impact on our health. Ayurveda has recognized this and advocated the lifestyle to prevent or minimize the harsher effects of these climatic changes on the population.
In Ayurveda, the three Doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha are said to be responsible for the activities that go on in our mind and body. When we are unable to balance these three Doshas, illnesses or diseases start attacking our mind and body. True living with robust health means not just having the physical defects and diseases cured but attaining the right balance between the five elements with a general feeling of well-being ruling our body and mind as well.