Ayurveda is the ancient knowledge that indicates the very measure of life, advising on the appropriate and inappropriate, happy and sorrowful conditions of living, and recommending practices auspicious for longevity.
The meaning of ‘Ayur’ is life, and ‘Veda’ means knowledge, so Ayurveda means ‘knowledge of the science of life’. Ayurveda was derived from the most cherished scripture of India; the Vedas. The four Vedas are the Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda.
The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians.
The fundamentals on which the Ayurvedic system is based are essentially true for all ages and so can be easily adopted time after time, century after century. The philosophy of Ayurveda teaches a series of conceptual systems characterized by balance and disorder, health and disease. It teaches that a person’s mental, emotional and spiritual being are all interconnected and any kind of imbalance between them results in health disorder and diseases. Therefore, to be healthy, harmony must exist for the purpose of healing, thoughts, feelings and physical action.
Health and disease are defined in a very special way in Ayurveda. Ayurveda’s central tenant is that life is a manifestation of mind, body, soul, and spirit. Body and mind are prone to suffering while the spirit is free of any such trappings of life. Thus to remain healthy and happy, efforts are required to be made in the direction of maintaining harmony among all these elements and only then can one get closer to the goal of longevity and disease free life.
During the century 500-600 B.C., the sages Agasthya, Charaka, Sushrutha, Kashyapa, and others, systematized the references to illness, disease, health practices and medicines from the Vedas into the Samhitas (Compilations).
It is from the Samhitas that doctors have passed down the authentic knowledge of Ayurveda for preventative and curative approaches to health. A totally comprehensive system; Ayurveda is more than just a healing method – it is an entire philosophy of life.
Ayurvedic Body Types
According to Ayurveda, each one of us has a unique mix of three body principals that constitute our mental, physical and spiritual well-being. These three principals are known as doshas, which are further classified as Vatta (air-ether), Kapha (water-earth) and Pitta (water).But each individual has its own unique constitution that is usually governed by one or two of the doshas predominantly. It means that our Ayurvedic constitution is mainly either of these doshas or a mixed constitution of two doshas like Vatta & Kapa, Kapa & Pitta or Vata & Pitta.
“I believe that for every illness or ailment known to man, that God has a plant out here that will heal it. We just need to keep discovering the properties for natural healing.”
Ayurveda removes the cause of disease and re-establishes balance to our system through herbal remedies and medicinal massage, as well as Yoga, Meditation and approaches to a spiritual lifestyle. According to Ayurveda, we are composed of three bodies – the physical, astral, causal i.e. the body, mind, and soul.
The earth existed billions of years before our arrival, which is estimated to be only three and a half million years ago. As our planet ages, we grow in universal wisdom and come to know the beauty of cosmic magnetism among all life forms.
“You do not see anything when you experience pure consciousness; you become everything.”
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