The literal meaning of "ayu" is life. According to Ayurveda this
is explained as the combined state of Sharira (body), Indriya
(Sense), Mana (Psyche) and Atma (Soul). Out of these Sharir is
visible and is considered as sthoola sharir, which is made up of
Panchamahabhoota. Indriya, mana and atma are not visible and hence
are called as sukshma sharir or linga sharir.
Ayurveda deals with the ways and means to achieve health and also
the path, which leads to disease. It also deals with quantum of the Ayu
"We treat the patients by judging the cause of the disease whether it
may be physical or mental. Then with the help of Ayurvedic
formulations and herbs, Yoga and Pranayam, Diet instructions,
daily and seasonal routines."