At once an inspirational journey and a definitive resource, the film weaves together the history and essence of Ayurveda with a detailed examination of the underlying philosophy and its unparalleled ability to harmonize our inner and outer world. A life in perfect balance!

With contributions from the world's leading thinkers and practitioners amidst locations of intoxicating beauty, what emerges is a rich tapestry of India’s timeless yet relevant system; an all-encompassing science for enhancing life.

Empowerment begins here.


Ayurveda was born from radiant minds that saw beyond our physical experience. Millennia dimmed and brightened the path yet champions emerged to fan the embers and light the way ahead. Insight & instruction for unbounded harmony & health. All in equal measure!

Time drifts, flows, speeds but is never a straight arrow. From points of enlightenment Ayurveda's history curves through countless centuries.


“All suffering of body and mind has its foundation in ignorance just as harmony is rooted in clear scientific knowledge. Clearly this knowledge is meaningless to those who do not discern it, as is the sun to those who are blind.”

Sage Charaka

Through what, do life's pure rhythms ripple within and without? What energises, focuses and balances? Ayurveda accounts for the fluid beauty of all things. Simple, profound, divine.


6 Philosophical Schools of Ancient India.


Five Principal Elements

Earth, water, fire, air and ether are all stages in the manifestation of matter… every substance in the world can be classified according to their predominant element.


The organizational matrix from which everything that is alive, is made. Within the human body the five principal elements manifest as the tridosha or 3 primary energies called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The proportion of these 3 dosha determines the constitution and characteristics of each individual.


A Perfect Medium

Without a majestic language like Sanskrit, the rich offerings of the sages could not have reached the complexity, scope and zenith as far back into the distant past. And so it was with Ayurveda.


“All things aside, one should take care of the body, for in the absence of a body there is total obliteration of all that personifies embodied beings.”

Sage Charaka


The carrier of all life’s energy – creative, dynamic and fundamental to yoga.


The focused arrow of will that pierces through any limitations & makes the impossible a reality.


The most refined molecule of our digestion. The very source of our vitality, radiance & immunity.

Body through the lens of Ayurveda

What lies within? What forces act on every cell? What cleanses and hinders? And what strikes the equilibrium? From the physical towards the true self, awareness guides the inward journey. Yoga maps the pilgrimage through each deeper layer towards a seamless unity. Ayurveda follows.


There are 7 layers of tissues, or saptadhatu, in the body. Beginning with rasa or plasma, the tissues form sequentially with each layer building upon the layers that came before.


The metabolic fire in every cell, tissue and organ without which there is no health.


The waste created by the body’s metabolic, physiological and mental activities.


The remains of undigested food, thoughts or experiences, a precursor to any and all imbalance and disease.


A Classical Vaidya
“The Making of”

The masterful system of imparting and imbibing knowledge from ancient India - expanding the mind and body to limitless possibilities.

Renaissance Man
(P.S. Varier 1869 - 1944)

Biography of a visionary whose noble mission marked the resurgence of authentic Ayurveda in India during its colonial occupation. A salute to the man who saved Ayurveda from the brink of extinction in every way possible.

Folk Ayurveda

Ayurveda still permeates the life of Indians. Its basic tenets are echoed in daily life across the nation. Seamless stewardship of a profound wisdom.

Regimen of Health

Wait no more - every moment in life is auspicious. Responsibility is ours alone. What greater empowerment?


Daily Routines

What should shape our daily journey and beyond? A science of health not disease, Ayurveda’s routines transform every moment into a healing force greater than any curative measure. Harmony is the guide. Alignment follows naturally.


Seasonal Routines

A discipline and harmony with the larger universe facilitates inner transformation. All things live within seasonal rhythms – so should we.



To eat is human - to digest, divine
Diet is not merely what we eat, rather it is all that we ingest through each of our 5 senses.

Ayurveda for the World

A visionary beyond compare, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi championed the task to revitalize Ayurveda & offer it to the world as a perfect system of healthcare.

“It is time to champion a system of healthcare which is preventive, safe & without side effects. And that is Ayurveda”



The Eight Complex Branches

ashtanga ayurveda

kaya chikitsa

Internal Medicine

agada tantra


shalya tantra


bhuta vidya


shalakya tantra

Ear, Eye, Nose & Throat


Rejuvenation, Anti-Aging

kaumara bhritya





In the year 2015, Dr. M. S. Valiathan, a cardiothoracic surgeon from southern India proposed the idea of looking at traditional Ayurvedic principles and concepts through the prism of modern science. His pioneering work was to bring irrefutable contemporary value to the priceless heritage of Ayurveda.  

Curative Ayurveda

Health, not illness, is our natural state. Ayurveda’s focus is on making the body work at its best.

In a world of extraordinary pace, hollow promises and myriad distractions can derail us. Disease, so often, is the result. Ayurveda shines a light, illuminating the roots within. And signposting the journey back to health. 

dravyaguna shastra

Ayurveda’s Materia Medica

Dravya means “substance” or “material” and guna means “quality”. Dravyaguna is the study of medicine via the specific qualities of each herb, mineral, or animal substance.

Individualized Treatment

Hallmark of Ayurveda

Realization of an individual’s prakriti or constitution is paramount. Determining the mixture of the dosha in a patient permits a glimpse of inborn limitations, imbalances and suitable treatments.

“One size does not fit all”

Allopathy & Ayurveda

Empower patients to be their own doctors by educating them. Each person has to make the choice to heal themselves.

marma chikitsa

A Healing Art

Marmas are the subtle crossing points of the body’s vital structures. Each is activated by prana, enhanced by yoga and utilized in healing.

Ayurveda on Disease, Diagnoses & Health

You have to not only minimize the negative but increase the positive.
“It’s difficult to change a disease, it’s easier to change the person.”

Ayurveda on Treatment

Treatment should address the root cause of disease not the symptoms.
“Medication is, at best, a trigger or support for something that comes forward from you and does the healing.”

The gift that keeps on giving - Ayurveda, entwined with yoga, offers simple, precise and accurate practices for a life of vibrant health.


Enmeshed in millennia of history, Ayurveda encompasses all aspects of life with awareness. To explore and understand each part of the whole, Ayurveda Unveiled offers insight and guidance at every turn. From celebrated writers, historians, scholars and scientists to leading doctors, surgeons, therapists and botanists – our renowned contributors span the globe.   

Making of Ayurveda Unveiled

The culmination of director Gita Desai’s four-year devotion to capturing this sublime science, Ayurveda Unveiled transports the viewer through India, Europe and America. Weaving together the sights and sounds from all facets of Indian life, with the breadth and depth of expert guides in exclusive conversation, Gita has created a definitive resource of Ayurveda for the modern mind.   

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Ayurveda Unveiled will empower individuals and communities across the globe to enhance their lives through Ayurveda, the most ancient art and science of wellness in the world.
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