Ayurvedic Courses In UK

Ayurvedic Courses In UK: A Short History

Ayurvedic courses in UK have felt like they have been around for quite some time now, but despite existing for thousands of years in the Indian sub-continent, Ayurveda first made its way to the UK towards the end of British rule in India. Although its real popularity has risen in the past thirty years.

Ayurveda courses and practitioner groups have only been available within the UK since the 1980s, with the rise of alternative and holistic therapies. Many people were looking for alternatives to mass-produced chemicals and pills for their physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual pain. It was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who perhaps first popularised Ayurvedic knowledge in western culture due to his prominent association with the Beatles – acting as their 'spiritual advisor' in the late 1960s. This relationship was thought to help stabilise the Beatles, wean them off of psychedelic drugs, and inspire them to write some of their most impactful songs. The acceptance of Ayurvedic training and study by mainstream academia within the UK is noteworthy and in the early 2000s, Ayurvedic practices even received UK government support when they were included in a group of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) which also included acupuncture and Western herbal medicine. This group received support from the Government as offering real scientific benefits to people's health. This is why there are many courses that are available today, and you should definitely consider taking one if this is something you are interested in.

While there are lots of Ayurvedic courses in UK offered today, due to our busy lives, many prefer the benefits of online or distance learning. At G I V E - Gaia Institute of Vedic Education, that's exactly what we provide. To see a list of our Vedic related courses and education just visit http://vedic.institute, call 02921680150 or email office@vedic.institute today.