Ancient wisdom for your health today. Originating in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest systems of natural medicine. This healing tradition teaches that our physical, mental, and emotional qualities are related to five basic elements. The Ayurvedic therapeutic approach focuses on treating the whole person and promoting wellness with a preventive mind-set. Prema R. Rao, whose Ph.D. studies examined mental disorders from an Ayurvedic perspective, will explain Ayurvedic medicine’s “science of life” philosophy and its potential to improve your body, mind, and spirit. Her talk will focus on increasing awareness of your constitution and learning practical ways to stay in balance.