My mother in law is officially a Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant! She is a Spa Aesthetician with over 20 years of experience. She was also a model and modeling instructor and makeup artist many years ago. As a makeup artist and aesthetician, she worked at the Las Vegas Hilton as well as opened both the Treasure Island Hotel and Bellagio Hotel, where she is still currently employed.
The question is what is Ayurveda? Since, I still cannot explain it to you in my own words, I’ve looked it up on About.com.
By Subhamoy Das, About.com
Ayurveda can be defined as a system, which uses the inherent principles of nature, to help maintain health in a person by keeping the individual’s body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words “ayus” and “veda.” “Ayus” means life and “Veda” means knowledge or science. The term “ayurveda” thus means ‘the knowledge of life’ or ‘the science of life’. According to the ancient Ayurvedic scholar Charaka, “ayu” comprises the mind, body, senses and the soul.
The aim of this system is to prevent illness, heal the sick and preserve life. This can be summed up as follows:
- To protect health and prolong life (“Swasthyas swasthya rakshanam”)
- To eliminate diseases and dysfunctions of the body (“Aturasya vikar prashamanamcha”)