(i) What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda translates as ‘The Knowledge of Life’. ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge. Ayurveda is a comprehensive methodology of holistic healing originating in India over 5,000 years ago. It focuses on harmony within the body, mind and consciousness, to understand and rectify any imbalances which may exist and to facilitate the restoration of the wellbeing of the individual.The concept of ‘pakruti’, from Sanskrit ‘nature’ is our unique constitution that manifests itself as vata, pitta and kapha. These ‘doshas’ are a combination of the five elements which are responsible for who we are, how we think and how we live our lives.

The fine balancing of the ‘doshas’ ultimately creates for a healthy state of existence, but if imbalances do occur, they will contribute to a state of ill health . A consultation will take a 360 degree look at your life in relationship to your unique being . The consultant formulates a unique program to restore balance and harmony through dietary change, herbal introduction, massage therapies, detoxification programs, holistic counselling, yoga and meditation.

“Ayurveda is an intuitive everyday language to help navigate our world and our bodies. It is much more romantic than acros and micros, but in many ways no  less effective”.

Jasmine Hemsley, Author

East By West Cookbook

(ii) What are the benefits of Ayurveda?

Ayurveda will most certainly be of beneficial to you, if you are not functioning as you would do so normally and are not feeling your optimum best. Contributing factors that manifest imbalances are the feeling of being overwhelmed, being burdened, experiencing anxiety,feeling fatigued, over weight, experiencing pain, digestive issues, reacting over emotionally and experiencing unnecessary stress and ill health within your life.

Ayurveda allows you to develop your ability to maintain a calm and peaceful mind, creates a dietary lifestyle routine that is beneficial to you, enhances your immune system and ‘allows you the control of your own happiness and health’, by the giving of essential advice and ways to enhance your lifestyle and foster a permanent state of emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

“What I love about the practice of Ayurveda is that the original principles from 5,000 years ago are still applicable, unchanged and continue to assist and help us understand how to survive within the modern world in which we live”.

Loretta Heywood

3. Who does Yogibanker recommend for ayurveda?

Sunita Passi is an Ayurvedic Health Coach and founder of Tri-Dosha, a leading Ayurvedic product house which supplies authentic Ayurvedic skincare and training to top spas and retreats through the UK and worldwide…




Xenia has been living in London since 2007, a great experience, as well as a big challenge. Being always involved in body movement and the awareness around it, Xenia realized that a big city, a hectic rhythm can easily bring off balance. This is how Ayurveda came into Xenia’s life..