Ayurveda is known as the science of life. Ayur = life and Veda = science or knowledge. It is a mind, body, health system developed by sages of India, thousands of years ago. The two main guiding principles are: the mind/body connection and that nothing has more power to heal the body than the mind.
Products are based not the mind-body type. Ayurveda Practitioners can guide you, as to what Dasha type you are: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Once you know your body type, you can choose the appropriate products; whether they are herbs, food, lifestyle, personal care products that will enhance your health.
Monique McDonell of Essential Ayruveda is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. She provides Ayurvedic consultations, Marma bodywork sessions and a line of natural Ayurvedic products available through distributors and the Essential Ayurveda web site.