Although Ayurveda has its origin in India and is there closely connected to Hinduism you don’t have to believe in any special gods or rituals for Ayurveda to work for you. It’s a medicine system and even though it’s holistic and aims to care for your mental and spiritual health as well as your bodily health that doesn’t mean you have to believe in anything. I feel spirituality has gotten kind of a suspicious name and many Westerners don’t feel quite comfortable talking about it because it’s often connected to peculiar or even dangerous sects. So let me be clear: spirituality doesn’t mean a certain religion. Religion can be a path to one’s personal spirituality but is by no means the only one. Spirituality means nothing more than knowing your deepest values and personal meaning of life and following them.