Ancient Wisdom, Modern Application.
Ayurveda is now, but it isn’t new. The yogis of southern India started developing it 10,000 years ago as the science of life, as the wisdom of well-being. Ayurveda covers wellness practices such as yoga, meditation, and natural medicine, all of which work together to create balance, vitality, and longevity, and to bring lasting health to body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda treats discomfort and disease by understanding the imbalances in our constitutions. In Ayurveda, our physiology is comprised of three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Derived from the elements, our doshas are the three biological energies that govern our physical and mental processes. Vata is associated with the motion of wind and air; Pitta with fire; and Kapha with the solidity of earth and water. Though we are each born in perfect balance, when any of our doshas become aggravated, we can feel uneasy, and that unease, unless dealt with, ultimately manifests as disease. Luckily, according to natural principles of Ayurveda, our doshas can be easily rebalanced, and our health and wellbeing restored.
At Surya, we uphold these long-standing traditions, passed from generation to generation, that have outlived even many languages. We are honored to be custodians of that tradition, but we are also committed to bringing that ancient tradition into the modern world, by transforming Ayurveda's time-tested wisdom into a simple, practical, modern framework. We are honored to bring Ayurveda forward as a useful and natural tool, and one that helps us all reconnect to the curative powers of the natural world.