Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, is the world’s oldest continuously practiced tradition of medicine and has been recognised by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective and sophisticated system of natural health care. Maharishi Integrative AyurvedaSM is a modern revival of this ancient system, which offers comprehensive knowledge for the prevention and treatment of disease and slowing of the ageing process.
Maharishi Integrative AyurvedaSM is a holistic system of health care that includes mental, physical, behavioural and environmental approaches. The goal of these approaches is to enliven the body’s inner intelligence, which is understood to be a unified organizing principle at the basis of all physiological self-repair and healing mechanisms.
This inner intelligence expresses itself in the body as three primary governing factors or doshas – called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – which regulate the different functions of mind and body. When these three doshas are in balance, they promote good health and longevity; when they are out of balance, they produce disorder and disease. When working with clients, I’ll first establish the underlying state of balance or imbalance of the three doshas and then, based on this assessment, suggest therapeutic regimens to restore balance.
Over the past 30 years, over three hundred fifty research studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the efficacy of treatment components of Maharishi Integrative AyurvedaSM, including the Transcendental Meditation technique, specific herbal preparations, and physiological purification procedures. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded over $25 million in grant support for research on the Transcendental Meditation technique and other Maharishi Integrative AyurvedaSM modalities in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
My Ayurveda Wellness Educator training is based on Maharishi AyurVeda®—a comprehensive modern formulation of this ancient science in accord with the classical texts. The course is the result of over 25 years of collaboration of researchers, modern medical doctors, and leading Ayurvedic physicians (vaidyas) under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The course curriculum was prepared by vaidyas and modern physicians with extensive experience using Ayurveda in clinical practice.