Ayurveda is a the “science of life.” It is a system of wellness that works with nature to correct imbalances and to maintain balance in the body,mind and spirit. Using the tools of Ayurvedic assessment (including tongue and pulse assessment) we can detect imbalances before they manifest into symptoms. Ayurveda organizes reality into three major categories that are used to understand wellness. These are the doshas. Vata dosha, which is akin to air and ether, is responsible for Flows in the body/mind: communication, transportation and movement. Pitta dosha which is likened to Fire is responsible for the Fires in the body/mind: metabolism, digestion and transformation. Kapha dosha which is like earth and water is responsible for lubrication, strength and immunity. Ayurveda works to balance these doshas via a variety of modalities including (but not limited to): meditation, nutrition, spices, herbs, herbalized oils, lifestyle recommendations, and aromatherapy. Ayurveda is a powerful system of health and well-being one that allows us to come into resonance with our own true nature.