Precious gems have long been used for their balancing qualities. One of the earliest and most systematic uses of gemstones originated in Ayurveda, the traditional health system of India. Ayurvedic practitioners recommended gems for promoting happiness, fulfillment of desires, ideal health, and the development of higher states of consciousness.

The word Ayurveda literally means “science of life.” Although Ayurveda is the oldest continuously-practiced tradition of health in the world, only fragments of the original knowledge survived the long passage of time.

Revival of the Complete Science of Life

During the 1980s, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation® technique, worked with traditional Ayurvedic scholars to restore the science of Ayurveda in its completeness, with consciousness as its foundation. This revival of knowledge is called Maharishi AyurVeda*.

Today Maharishi Light Technology with Gems (MLG*) is an important modality of Maharishi AyurVeda. It is highly regarded for its ability to enliven the body’s inner intelligence to restore balance from within.

Combining Gems and Light to Enliven Balance in the Physiology

In Ayurveda, the microcosm is considered a reflection of the macrocosm—the individual is a mirror of the universe. The five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space are found both in nature and within our own body. Maharishi Light Technology harnesses the life-giving power of the sun (the fire element) to balance our mind-body system.

In each deeply relaxing and nourishing MLG session, light shining through the precious gems resonates with the subtler frequencies of the body. This acts as a catalyst for transformation of existing, internal disorder to a more natural state of order, strength, and integrity.