It is a conventional Hindu system of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether. Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and folks with health challenges can improve their health. The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1.) The mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2.) Nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Meditation is one of the most powerful tools of Ayurveda.