About Ayurveda

Ayurveda or Ayur-Veda - literally science (veda) of life (ayus) - is the oldest, most time-tested system of natural medicine, emerged from the vedic civilization of ancient India. It is widely used in India up to this day, and increasingly in the world.

In recent years, the Indian Sage Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was instrumental in revitalizing this knowledge and bringing it to the West. With the help of the great Vaidyas of modern India, he has restored Ayurveda in its completeness and authenticity. “Maharishi Ayurveda” is a synonym for high quality and the search for perfection.

The purpose of Ayurveda is promoting health, preventing diseases and addressing imbalances with natural means.

The concept of balance is central to the ayurvedic logic: balance of mental, physical and emotional functions, and balance of the individual with its environment.

Maharishi Ayurveda - a.k.a. Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health - considers the individual in its completeness and aims at improving its health through different approaches: ayurvedic phytotherapy, Panchakarma, diet, behavioural routines, and also growth of consciousness, architecture, music therapy….It brings knowledge of how to live in accord with natural law, how to create and maintain balance in all spheres of life, leading naturally to good health.

The Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centres were the first to be established in Europe. They have a reputation for the quality and the authenticity of the treatments they offer.
For a better experience with Panchakarma, we recommend going to a Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre near you, on your own continent, so as to avoid long travelling, the possible shock of contrasting climates and of dietary habits, etc.