What Is Ayurveda?
The word ‘Ayurveda’, coming from ‘Ayu’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge. The name speaks for itself. It is the knowledge of life. It won’t be wrong to say Ayurveda is superior to all other medical treatments. In short, Ayurveda is the mother of all healing.
Its origination dates back to 5000 years back, when this knowledge was mainly imparted in oral forms by the masters of this science. Ayurveda is an age old Indian practice, still prevalent in most parts of India, a strong competitor for modern forms of medication. Ayurveda is based on the basic principle of healing ailments through natural elements, and trying to bring back the system to its original balanced form. Ayurveda does not distinguish between prevention and cure, and hence remains undivided unlike other forms of medicine. It works on the concept of ‘holistic treatment’. The body is treated as a whole, instead of providing drugs to relieve the symptoms it is showing.
Ayurveda broadly classifies energy into 3 forms, which also form the base for all its conventions. These are vata, pitta and kapha. Ayurveda states these are the basic building blocks of any individual/ thing and it is the different ratios of these energies that make us unique and distinguishable, in terms of our physique, mental health, and emotions. Moreover, it is these energies that form various climates, cuisines and species.
Ayurveda does not distinguish between prevention and cure, and hence remains undivided unlike other forms of medicine. It works on the concept of ‘holistic treatment’. The body is treated as a whole, instead of providing drugs to relieve the symptoms or local treatment.
Ayurveda involves being at peace with nature, promoting a peaceful coexistence. The most striking feature of this form of medicine is its relevance. It is extremely efficient and simple to execute, even in the busiest of schedules and is as effective as it was when first discovered. Ayurveda is the way to maintaining a regular healthy lifestyle.
Further, Ayurveda focuses on 3 important aspects: prevention of disease, healing of the body, and overall well-being.
Balance your Dosha’s
Ayurveda believes that no two people are exactly alike, hence it also believes that no two people should be treated or transformed exactly in same way.
The Dosha’s are biological synergies found in human body. This collective synergy is different in every individual which make every human being different from each other. For example : Some people are calm while some are aggressive. Some are hyperactive and some are slow. Some have good gut despite of eating junks and some keep bloating all the day. This all is determined by constitution of the DOSHA’S in the body.
Dosha are of 3 types :- VAATA | PITTA | KAFA
These Dosha’s are determined by 5 elements of the body i.e. Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Space (Ether).
We need to have a balance of three Dosha’s in our body ie. Vata, Pitta and Kafa. Since the balance of 5 elemental constituents in the body is vital importance, hence the balance of 3 Doshas is a must for the balanced performance of the body. Any disbalance disrupts your mental peace, healthy lifestyle and unwanted diseases in the body.