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JUL 2019

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36 @dayspamagazine • July 2019 © GETTY IMAGES ORIGINATING IN INDIA MORE THAN 5,000 YEARS AGO, Ayurveda is a system of health and healing focusing on mind-body balance and illness prevention using a variety of natural guidelines, remedies, recipes and practices. Pronounced aye- your-VAY-duh, the word itself originates from the Sanskrit ayur, meaning "life," and veda, meaning "knowledge." The practice spread from India to China, where it's believed to have greatly infl uenced Traditional Chinese Medicine and culture. Even the Buddha, born around 550 B.C., is said to have been a follower of Ayurveda thanks to its focus on well- being. "Ayurveda is an incredible, robust system ALTERNATIVE HEALTH Beauty in Balance Spas are unlocking the power of Ayurveda to treat clients' minds, bodies and spirits. by Alisha Racker of health with simple, natural tools for daily self-care," explains Shivani Gupta, PhD, founder of the Modern Ayurveda Lifestyle Program and Ayurvedic supplement manufacturer Fusionary Formulas. "The practice is an investment for long- term wellness, providing daily detoxifi cation and antiaging benefi ts for an optimal life full of peace." Ayurveda is now embraced worldwide, with growing popularity in spas as clients continue looking for natural avenues to improve their health and happiness. Read on to learn about how incorporating Ayurvedic services may be the right move for your business.

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