Ayurveda literally means “life-knowledge” and it is the ancient healing science from India. It is said to be more than 40.000 years old with 6.000 years of written tradition, and is believed to be the first structured medical science to have come into existence. Ayurvedic medicine continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life that is designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential. It encourages a proactive approach to avoiding illness through fresh food diets and medicinal herbs, daily yogic exercises, relaxation and stress reduction, and regular cleansing. Ayurveda explains that the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and that nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body.