International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF)
The International Platform for Maharishi AyurVeda Health Professionals and Supporters

The Founder – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


At the end of the 1970s, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation programme to the world, started working closely with leading Ayurvedic physicians and scholars to systematize and restore the age-old knowledge of Ayurveda to its complete value. It is this total approach to natural health care that has been given the name Maharishi AyurVeda. This brand assures authenticity, completeness and highest quality.

In addition, Maharishi has completely restored the thousands of years-old scattered Vedic Literature into a complete science, bringing to light its full potential. Through his revival of Vedic science with its various disciplines such as Ayurveda, Sthapatya Veda, Ghandarva Veda, Jyotish etc., he has made a unique and practical contribution to the holistic improvement of many areas of our civilization.

Only a holistic approach that takes into consideration all aspects of mind and body together, can be successful in handling health.

Maharishi AyurVeda

Health is not just the absence of disease, but life in balance, life in wholeness – life in complete happiness, success, and fulfilment. Everyone should live this state of health all the time.

Ayurveda is the worlds oldest and most comprehensive scientific system of natural health care, originating in the ancient Vedic tradition of India. Formally recognized by the World Health Organization, it emphasizes prevention of disease as well as promotion of health and longevity.

In contrast with contemporary medicine, Maharishi AyurVeda is holistic, prevention-oriented, free from harmful side effects, and capable of treating disease at its source rather than at the superficial level of symptoms. This makes Maharishi AyurVeda both cost-effective and practical. Extensive research and experience have confirmed the age-old authenticity of Maharishi AyurVeda and proven its effectiveness.


Dr. Balraj Maharishi

Leading expert in Dravyaguna‚ the identification and utilization of medicinal plants. Former advisor on Ayurveda to the government of Andhra Pradesh,India.


Dr. B.D. Triguna

Leading expert in NadiVigyan‚ the diagnosing of existing or forthcoming disease by feeling the pulse. Former advisor of the Indian Government, former President of the All India Ayurvedic Congress and director of the National Academy for


Dr. V.M. Dvivedi

Leading expert in Rasayanas‚ health and longevity promoting Ayurvedic preparations. Former Professor of the Gujarat Ayurvedic University.

Leading Ayurvedic Physicians

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi invited in the late seventies several of India's most renowned and experienced Ayurvedic physicians to share their knowledge and to integrate the proven methods of the various family traditions to restore the fragmented science of Ayurveda to its original wholeness in the light of modern science and medicine. The result was Maharishi AyurVeda, a complete system of prevention-oriented health care for the individual and society.