Ayurveda — The Science of Life
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year — old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Ancient mythology contends that the concept and essence of Ayurveda was revealed by the creator of the world himself — Lord Brahma. Ayurveda is the most ancient science of healing which enhances longevity. It has influenced many of the older traditionals methods of healing including Tibetan, chinees and greek medicine. Hence, Ayuyrveda is considered by many as the ‘ mother of healing’.
Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur — life, Veda — science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind and spirit.
According to the philosophy of ancient India everything in this universe are made up of five basic elements.
1. Prithwi bhutha (Earth element)
2. Ap bhutha (Water element)
3. Agni bhutha (Fire element
4. Vayu bhutha (Air element)
5. Akasa bhutha (Ether element)
Masters of Ayurveda put together these five elements in three biological groups — dosha.
Known in Sanskrit as:
These primary forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body. Each of us has a unique proportion of these three forces that shapes our nature.
For each element, there is a balanced and imbalance expression. When Vata is balanced, a person is lively and creative, but when there is too much movement in the system, a person tends to experience anxiety, insomnia, dry skin, constipation, and difficulty focusing. When Pitta is functioning in a balanced manner, a person is warm, friendly, disciplined, a good leader, and a good speaker. When Pitta is out of balance, a person tends to be compulsive and irritable and may suffer from indigestion or an inflammatory condition. When Kapha is balanced, a person is sweet, supportive, and stable but when Kapha is out of balance, a person may experience sluggishness, weight gain, and sinus congestion.
An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance, determine where they are out of balance, and offer interventions using diet, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, music, and meditation to reestablish balance. To correct the imbalance and thus to cure diseases Ayuveda suggests certain treatments. They are of two types: sodhana, samana
Sodhana (elimination of toxins from the body)
Samana (pacifying treatments).
Sodhana is otherwise called Panchakarma.
Panchakarma is Ayurveda’s primary purification and detoxification treatment. Panchakarma means the «five therapies». This series of five therapies help remove deep rooted stress and illness causing toxins from the body while balancing the three doshas (Vata, Pitha, Kapha, energies that govern all biological functions)
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