Ayurveda was traditionally part of our daily life. In fact, it is so well integrated, that we follow it almost unconsciously. If we stop to reflect on the customs, recipes and food habits that are passed down traditionally through family lore, we find that most of them are based on the principles of Ayurveda. We eat certain types of food in certain seasons, have homemade recipes for when we are unwell and almost instinctively follow certain rules in our practice of wellness.
Ayurveda functions as a holistic and comprehensive system, focusing on the inter-connectedness of nutrition to the environment, biological cycles, physiology and mental states.