Authentic Ayurveda  

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, the ancient healing science practised for more than 5000 years, considers each individual unique. Based on one's unique nature, Ayurveda suggests diet, lifestyle (way of life), exercise and other activities, as internationally well-known Dr Partap Chauhan, BAMS (Ayurvedacharya) and founder of Jiva Ayurveda from New Delhi, India, explains it very clearly. According to Ayurveda, diseases occur when we have a disturbance in our nature. Treating of disease is coming back to our original unique nature, which is done by using natural herbs, foods, yoga, breathing, meditation and detox therapies.

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which can be broken into two: 'Ayus' and 'Veda'. When combined, it becomes Ayurveda. The word Veda means knowledge, and Ayus a combination of body, senses, mind and soul. Since human beings are a combination of body, senses, mind and soul, we can say Ayurveda is the knowledge about human beings.

In our education system today, we are taught about various subjects like Science, Geography, Environment, Mathematics, Computers and so on, but we are not taught about the human system except for a little bit of Biology. We have become very successful in various fields but have no idea how to deal with emotional situations or traumas. We don't know our true identity. Who am I? Am I the body, or the mind or the soul?

Ayurveda, the traditional healing system from the East, describes in detail how the human body works, what is suitable for it and what is not. It also indicates what the mind is, where it's located, how it works and what a happy and healthy mind looks like and vice versa.

For some years now, Ayurveda has become popular all over the world. The basic principles of Ayurveda are yet to be understood in their original, authentic form.

No doubt today, terms like vata, pitta, kapha, abhyanga, shirodhara, etcetera have become familiar names, but they only form a small part of Ayurveda.

To attain full benefits from Ayurveda, it is necessary to understand it completely.

Is Ayurveda just a medical movement influencing the body's innate ability to repair itself? In a way, it is. But it is much more. It is a 'Way of Life' that provides a deep insight into your body, mind, senses, emotions and soul.                                                                                                                                                                

The right physician focuses on investing effort to ensure her/his patient never falls ill and diseases are prevented by following the four tenets of right living, i.e. 

  • Ahara (food)
  • Vihara (activities)
  • Achara (lifestyle)
  • Vichara (thoughts)

Acharya Sushutra

Interesting Books 

Eternal Health

The essence of Ayurveda

Dr. Partap Chauhan

Eternal Health presents the ancient principles of traditional Indian healing in an accessible, modern format. It is a comprehensive introduction to the core beliefs and theories of Ayurveda, with practical advice to enable you to adopt this philosophy in your daily life. This informative guide includes:

  • Nutrition and dietary advice for your constitution
  • Daily routines to minimize stress and enhance well-being
  • Methods to gain energy, vitality and longevity
  • Safe and easy herbal remedies for common ailments
  • Techniques to maximize mental, physical and spiritual health.

Eternal Beauty

The Aura of  Ayurveda

Dr. Partap Chauhan

  • An easy-to-access manual for all
  • A systematic compilation of simple, healthy tips for nurturing and preserving natural                     beauty
  • Based on Ayurveda’s threefold concept of beauty – physical, mental and spiritual
  • Elaborates on a daily routine recommended for optimal health
  • Emphasizes on beauty without cosmetics
  • Includes dietary and lifestyle advice for your constitution
  • Talks about daily routine to minimize stress, reduce aging signs and enhance beauty
  • Includes Ayurveda beauty therapies practicable at your home
  • Gives body care tips for physical beauty
  • Suggests remedies to beauty problems associated with your constitution
  • Enlists methods of achieving emotional well-being and spiritual beauty

Yoga & Ayurveda 


Self- Realization

David Frawley

Yoga & Ayurveda together form a complete approach for optimal health, vitality and higher awareness.

everyday ayurveda cooking

for a calm, clear mind.

100 simple sattvic recipes 

Kate O'Donnell

The recipes in this book are simple, seasonal, and delicious, while bringing the traditional foods of Ayurveda into the modern kitchen.Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind uncovers the true potential of food to heal not only our bodies, but our minds too.