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Eat Feel Fresh by Deepak Chopra, Sahara Rose Ketabi

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What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, pronounced aye-your-vay-duh, is the world’s oldest health system, originating in ancient India over 5,000 years ago. It’s the sister science of yoga, focused on balancing the mind and body for radiant health.

mind-body integration

Ayurveda originates from two Sanskrit words: ayur, meaning “life,” and veda, meaning “knowledge.” In order to achieve balance, you must have complete knowledge of your entire life. Ayurveda is based on two guiding principles: 1) The mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) Nothing has more power than the mind to heal and transform the body.

It’s important to note that “mind” is not synonymous with “brain.” The mind is the manifestation of all mental states, such as thoughts, ...

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