How to Lead a Healthy Life, the Ayurveda Way?

Ayurveda (who has not heard of it!) – India’s answer to modern science is world famous today! A traditional, natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, the acceptance for ayurveda is fast growing not just among Indian masses but foreign population too! The Sanskrit derivation of Ayurveda literally means “science of life” or “practice of longevity”.

As a health care system, it was originally conceived, developed and enhanced by the Rishis (seers) who established it through years of observations, experiments, discussions, as well as meditation. When fully composed, they took pains to spread their discoveries and inventions orally by word of mouth. Subsequently, detailed texts were written in Sanskrit which further helped Ayurveda flourish in India and South East Asia.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is based on the view that various elements, forces and principles present in nature are visible in human beings too. Through various studies, ayurveda presents an integrated approach to preventing and treating various illnesses by revealing the right path to a proper lifestyle and natural therapies. It greatly emphasis on avoidance of diseases, rejuvenation of the entire body system, and extension of life on earth! The profound yet unbelievably simple techniques of ayurveda can not only cure headaches but also prove to be of great assistance to shoo heart aliments. Ayurveda treats diabetes, infections, ageing while also showing astonishing ways to promote overall health and well being.

Pillars of Ayurveda

Agni (Digestive Fire), Ojas (substance that maintains life), Ama (Toxins) Malas (Waste Products) and Prana (Life Force) all make up or are the key concepts of Ayurveda. Each of these have their own importance and effects on our body that ayurveda explains clearly. But, the cornerstone of health, according to Ayurveda is digestion. Consuming proper (nutritional foods like grain and fruits) have an adverse effect on our health but most importantly it is good digestion that truly nourishes the body. Besides this factor, ayurveda has also recognized and realized the significance of the environment on the human mind and body!

Ayurveda – the ancient art of cure and a beautiful way of living

Sweet treatments, oil messages, herbal (or home made) remedies, pulse, tongue, nail, lip, eye and facial diagnosis are to mention only a few of ayurvedic treatments available! What’s truly unique about Ayurveda is the fact that it treats every individual as unique. Every person is gifted with an exclusive mind-body constitution, all of which need to be considered to establish either healing approaches with recommendations for a healthy daily life.

Thanks to our uniqueness, ayurveda is of the opinion that health prescriptions must be unique and appealing to us! What’s more, the recommendations must be in sync with the precise requirements of our mind and body!

Discovering ayurveda is all about self enhancement and new unearthing about ourselves. Thus, it is correctly said that ayurveda is not merely about healing techniques and the likes, its all for the enhancing of our lifestyle!