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Ayurveda (ancient Sanskrit) translates as “knowledge of life”. It is knowledge that gives us guidelines for health and longevity. It is one of the oldest forms of medicine known in existence and originated from the Indian Subcontinent. Ayurveda is an ancient medical science that pertains to the concepts of universal interconnectedness, the body's constitution (prakriti), life forces (doshas) and more. Treatments consist of internal purification, other treatments, herbal and other substance remedies, nutrition and lifestyle guidelines, and yoga. Ayurveda is recognised as a Traditional Medicine System by the World Health Organization and Ayurveda is gaining in global recognition and respect. It is also being researched and backed by increasing scientific evidence as well as being upgraded, as has been the tradition since the beginning. The only downside to actual Ayurveda is it's commercialization and presentation in New Age Culture. An important essence of an Ayurvedic practitioner, known in Sanskrit as ‘Vaidya’, is to facilitate a person ‘to revive or to return’ to his or her state of ‘inherit natural balance’. Ayurvedic wisdom is simple, gentle, loving and down to earth.
Aasiya is an Ayurvedic clinical practitioner (also known as vaidya, hakeema, traditional doctor), lecturer and author while Ayurveda has been a part of her life as her ancestral heritage. Daughter of a retired ambassador, she comes from a lineage of medical professionals and her grandfather was also a well-known and renowned practitioner who studied at Tibbia College in Delhi in early 1900s. After completion of her MBA, Cambridge CELTA, Aasiya devoted several years by and especially since the millennium, embracing the essentials of Ayurveda from her heritage, followed several courses in yoga, meditation and specially Ayurveda. She also gained experience in conventional patient care, including terminal care. In 2009, she completed her formal Bachelor's education in Ayurveda at the EISRA College, which is the first Ayurveda College to be established in the Netherlands in 1989 by affiliation with Gujarat Medical University of India. This Ayurveda College is one of the earliest and few that provides an extensive curriculum in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding by the Ministry of AYUSH to assure Quality in Standardization of higher education of Ayurveda outside of India. She completed her clinical internship in India, at the Prakash Deep Institute of Ayurvedic Sciences. She has since then continued to practice Ayurveda as well as to update her knowledge in line with new findings in Ayurveda. Aasiya has also been interested in other forms of natural and indigenous medicines. For consultations, treatments, lectures or enquiries she can be contacted at her email [email protected]
'Shruti - Ayurveda for Wellbeing' is a book that presents the fundamentals of Ayurveda and easy guidelines for healthy living. Google it for international availability. Price approx. 10 euros (almost sold out. ebook available for less)