Ayurveda is the oldest known form of healthcare in the universe. It originated in India 5000 or more years ago. Ayurveda is about self understanding. By understanding your own unique elements or body type, you can understand what is good and bad for you. That way you can balance your inner elements and get optimum health. In such a way, Ayurveda shows the path of optimum health which is different for each person depending upon their Prakriti (Body Type).