In the world today, people are beginning to focus more and more on ways of staying healthy. In this regard, natural ways are head over shoulders when compared to their counterparts the artificial methods. Ayurveda is a natural method of staying healthy. Alongside other benefits currently, it is one of the most sought-after remedies for becoming healthier and happier.
Ayurveda came into being about 5000 years ago which makes it the oldest type of holistic medicine still in existence today. Actually, the word Ayurveda springs from two words: Ayu which stands for life and Veda represents knowledge. In a nutshell, therefore, Ayurveda stands for the knowledge of life and has proved effective in maintaining harmony between the body and spirit.
Those who practice Ayurveda believe that it was handed down to saints and sages which makes it of a ‘divine nature’. It was handed down from one generation to the next by word of mouth until recently when it was put down in writing. It was the avatar of Vishnu who managed to put the concept of Ayurveda into writing together with the idea of self-realization.
The principle of Ayurveda revolves around the well-being of the body and spirit. Once you achieve this, you will have succeeded in keeping sickness away from you. This is unlike the case with contemporary medicine which focuses on treating the symptoms instead of going to the core cause of illness, which is a lack of wellness in a person. By uniting our spirit with God’s consciousness or universal power, Ayurveda seeks to bring harmony into our lives.
In order for this to work, Ayurveda makes use of five elements. These are – ether, water, air, fire, and earth. These elements are also referred to as the 3 doshas: Vata, Kapha and Pitta. In simple terms, those who have managed to perfectly balance the three doshas enjoy perfect health while those who have an imbalance are prone to diseases and poor health.
In Ayurveda, there are three major factors that determine the well-being of a person: a basic understanding of how our body functions, what relationship exists between our body and mind, and finally, each person’s particular nature.
To work, Ayurvedic medicine makes use of the following: advice on the correct diet you should use, use of appropriate Ayurvedic medications, use of herbal medicines, body massage, meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises. In addition, your Ayurvedic therapist may request you to either reduce stress or to increase your energy among other prescriptions. Seeing how effective Ayurveda has turned out to be, it is no wonder that it is riding the wave of success.
With Thanks To Jamie P. Johnson