Ayurveda originated thousands of years ago in the hearts and minds of Indian sages, enlightened seers also known as Rishis. Evidence supports Ayurveda to be at least 5000 years old. The fact that Ayurveda is still alive not only in India but all over the world speaks for its power to deliver consistent positive and predictable results. Ayurveda originates from the creative intelligence behind this universe, the same intelligence that makes a flower bloom, a baby smile and planets revolve around the sun.
The term Prakruti is a Sanskrit word that literally means, ‘nature,’ or ‘basic trait’. The combination of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha which is present in the individual at the time of conception is maintained throughout his lifetime. Different persons can have different combination of Vata, Pitta and kapha as their basic constitution or Prakruti. That is why; two people react differently when exposed to a similar situation. Thus, according to Ayurveda everyone is unique and each one of them has a distinct body constitution, which is totally different from each other.
The essential principle of Ayurveda is life in compliance with one’s constitution and with the laws of nature. Ayurveda is a holistic science; it concerns the whole human being. It does not aim at the suppression of symptoms but searches for and cures the cause of illness. It directs itself to the maintenance of energy balance in the body, the most important condition for health.
What about Tri-Doshas (biological humors)?
Biological application of Panchamahabhutas reflects in the form of Tridosha. Here ‘Tri’ means three and Dosha’ represents to humor (bio-entity). Thus the word ‘Tridosha’ denotes to three humors i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These are said ‘Dosha’ because these have tendency to get vitiated and also to vitiate others. This bilateral tendency of Dosha is cause of health and diseases. State of balance of Dosha represents health while imbalance to the disease. Every Dosha has definite place/location and functions in our body. All have their five types respectively.
The harmony and the balance of the Doshas, Dhatus, Malas and Agni in the body is the primary condition of the health. The equilibrium is maintained through a life in conformity with the laws of nature. A wrong behavior and food habit disturbs the harmony and lead to diseases.
What is the Ayurvedic understanding of the concept of ‘healthy’?
'Healthy' is termed as 'Swasthya' in Ayurveda - one who stays in his 'sva' (self). This 'sva' involves the total personality of man including consciousness (atman), body (sharira) and mind (manas). "sva' also denotes “Prakriti’ or constitutional normalcy -which makes the concept of sva different from person to person.
In Ayurveda one is in good health when our inner and internal environment is in balance:
• The Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha (vital humors) are in balance.
• Agni (the digestive fire) is balanced.
• Dhatus (the 7 body tissues) are functioning normally
• Mala (the waste products) are produced and eliminated normally.
• The Mana, Indriya and Atma (mind, senses and consciousness) are working in blissful harmony.
Ayurveda is the science of positive health and fulfillment in life. The two basic aims of Ayurveda are:
• Preservation of health of healthy
• And, Curing the diseased
According to Ayurveda up to 70 % of illnesses can be influenced by correct diet. A maximally satisfying diet that leads the organism to balance can be designed in compliance with the constitution. Ayurveda does not forcibly forbid any food, nor does it incline to any artificial unnatural diet, but rather in each group (fruit, vegetables, meat, cereals and dairy products) there are certain foodstuffs that are more appropriate and others less so. Properly chosen food, through its own quality, has a curative influence on particular organs.
“When the body is purified, the metabolism and digestion improve, health is renewed, the sense organs retain their vitality, the ageing process slows, and illnesses disappear”
Panchkarma is a Sanskrit word that means "five actions" or "five treatments". This science of purifying the body is an ancient branch of Ayurveda. Panchkarma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Panchkarma is the process, which gets to the root cause of the problem and re-establishes the essential balance of 'Tridosha' (three doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha) in body. Panchkarma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advises undergoing Panchkarma at the seasonal changes in order to clean the body and improve the digestion and metabolic processes..
The main benefits derived from Panchkarma therapy:
• Rebuilding body tissues, promoting rejuvenation and longevity
• Increased awareness and increased emotional and mental clarity
• Beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing.
• Relieves stress from both body and mind.
• Slows aging process.
• Increased physical flexibility
• Eliminated years of toxins
• Releases fatigue
• Relieves pain/tension in the body
• Reduces dependence on drugs and medications
• Eliminates excess Doshas and toxins from cells.
• Enhances digestion and metabolism.
• Clears the sense faculties, mind, intelligence and complexion.
• Increases strength, nourishes the body.
• Revitalizes the nervous system.
• Restores constitutional balance, improving health and wellness.
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