Cheat Sheet: The ABCs of Ayurveda | Health |
"Have no idea what the heck Ayurveda is? Here are some key facts and talking points on the 5,000-year-old Indian holistic medicine practice and modern lifestyle." Ayurveda is one of those cool, hard to pronounce words (“are-yer-VAY-duh”) that the wellness cognoscenti throw around casually—as in “My Ayurvedic doctor thinks I shouldn’t eat much dairy” or “Apparently people with my Ayurvedic dosha are prone to breakouts, so I need this new cleanser” and “We do these twists in yoga because, according to Ayurveda, it stimulates digestion and wrings out toxins.” And although Ayurveda has been around for 5,000-plus years, many Westerners still have no idea what the heck it means. We’re here to help!