Naad is the primordial sound that echoes through the universe, the vibration that is believed to have originated with its creation and has been reverberating through our very being ever since. It resonates with the awakening of our spiritual growth, our kundalini and the time when we truly begin to find ourselves.
While it has been recognised as a medical discipline with roots in 19th century Europe, many of Naturopathy's governing principles have also found mention in India's ancient Vedic texts.
Its core belief is that the body possesses vital energies that are capable of healing from within and natural cures, diet regulation and exercise are its tools of transformation. Like Ayurveda, Naturopathy also believes that the human body is but a balance of the five great elements of nature.
Herbal massages, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, nutritional counselling and cleansing routines all form part of Naturopathic treatments.
Translating to 'the science of life', Ayurveda recognizes human beings and nature to be one.
With wisdom that dates back to more than 5,000 years, it describes movement, transformation and structure as the three fundamental energies that govern our inner and outer environment.
Ayurveda believes that our bodies constitute the balance of the five elements and our primary forces are Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Earth).
Believed to have originated during the pre-Vedic era in India, yoga is a set of physical, mental and spiritual practices that heal the body, mind and soul.
With several schools of yoga taught and practiced in India, it has been the medium to holistic wellbeing for centuries.