In this world of consumerism backed by intense advertisements, we are overwhelmed with processed food & pharmaceutical products which are manufactured in factories across the world using different kinds of organic & inorganic chemicals.
But we forget that the most innovative, efficient & economical producer is indeed the Mother Earth. In this course, we will learn how to lead our lives in sync with nature based on principles of Ayurveda & Naturopathy – using simple, naturally available ingredients.
Ayurveda(आयुर्वेद) is an ancient science as prescribed by the Vedas. It comprises of two words, – ‘Aayu’ (आयु:) and ‘Veda’ (वेद). Aayu means ‘Span of Life’, i.e. ‘Longevity’ and Veda means ‘Knowledge’. Therefore, the literal meaning of the word Ayurveda is the ‘Knowledge about Longevity of Life’.Rather than a medicinal system, it is a wellness practice grounded on a healthy lifestyle. Also, it aims to treat the disease itself rather than the symptoms.
It is rather unfortunate that though we are taught numerous contemporary Science topics in schools, there is hardly any emphasis on these ancient Sciences. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic has indeed once again revealed their immense potential.
At VSS, we will systematically learn about various home remedies and aspects of self-care and healthy living that were traditionally part of our everyday lives – what we casually refer to as the ‘Grandma’s tips’ (दादीकेनुस्खे)