Maharishi Ayurveda draws on traditional Hindu philosophy. As such, it differs greatly from modern types of medicine in other parts of the world. This approach views the human body as being connected to an underlying level of intelligence. It is said that when this connection is broken, illness occurs.
There are no modern medicine or biology techniques used in Maharishi Ayurveda. Instead, it is widely viewed as being a revival of the ancient Vedic health care system.
There are 20 different components of this program, using concepts such as primordial sounds, emotion strengthening, herbal supplements and music therapy. Yoga can also be included as one such component. However, issues have been raised over the high cost that this practice sometimes incurs.