What is Ayurveda?





Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that can be broken down to its roots to understand its meaning.  Ayur means life and longevity; the word veda means pure knowledge. In fact, the Vedas are volumes of sacred texts written almost 3000 years ago, when many different teachings finally moved from the oral tradition to the written, including Ayurveda.

How does Ayurveda relate to you?

Ayurveda is a 5000-year old science of observation which had its birth in India. It is believed by many to be the oldest healing science still known to man. It covers every aspect of the human mind, body, and spirit, with its focus on happy, healthy longevity. Daily lifestyle practices, positive food choices, even exercise habits are all included in the teachings of Ayurveda, and it is commonly called the science of living.


Ayurveda is a practice that permeates every aspect of your life, should you choose to incorporate it. Using the principles of Ayurveda, you can approach any area of your life that needs healing in a holistic way.

How can you get involved?

Community Members and Practitioners: Whether you are a healer, a yoga instructor, or simply looking for a way to elevate your life, The Ayurveda Association of Wisconsin has something for you. 

  1. Stay up-to-date on news and events by signing up for the Ayurveda Association of Wisconsin newsletter.
  2. Follow the AAW Blog to be guided through your Ayurveda journey.
  3. Contact the AAW board and network within our community through the Connect page.


Brands and Buyers: If you are a Brand or Buyer with a mission to share in our wholistic lifestyle, we'd love to connect with you. Check out our partner in Ayurveda beauty, Ajara Skincare, or sign up for a wholesale account with Ajara Pro.