The Wisdom Of Ayurveda
AYURVEDA ( SANSKRIT ) = AYU (‘LIFE’), + VEDA (‘KNOWLEDGE’)
What is Ayurveda?
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Ayurveda, an amalgamation of Life & knowledge has been curing diseases, and keeping people naturally healthy is 5000 years old art. It is an epitome of the art of healing and believes in the concept that our body is in balance with a triangle of environment, spirit, and mind. Unlike, a proper subject with a plethora of medical concepts, Ayurveda believes in the theory of nature and acquires pure ingredients to treat and enhance people’s bodies.
Ayurveda was codified into a text called the Charaka Samhita by the legendary physician Charaka in the second century BC. It since travelled with traders and scholars to China, Egypt, Arabia and Europe, laying the foundation for plant-based healing all over the world. Ayurveda expounds a way-of-life, focusing on the balance between mind, body and soul, where true beauty comes from within. It uses fundamental concepts of balance and harmony to assess the inherent disposition individuals are born with, called Prakruti. This, in turn, is shaped by the governing forces of all Life, or the Doshas. Ayurveda views individuals as a microcosm of nature-based on how synchronized the individual’s Doshas are. Doshas in a state of imbalance are believed to be in Vikruti, leading to a weakened immune system and potential disease. The main Doshas are Vata, Pitta, Kapha, present in every living being. Five elements - Air, Fire, Earth, Water, Ether in different proportions form an individual dosha. Ayurveda is engaged with three types of Doshas- Vata, Pitta, Kapha. The treatment of any problem initiates by first identifying which Dosha you belong to. Each of these elements plays a vital role in maintaining & balancing one’s health & body. Let’s understand these elements a little better.
The Doshas -
Vata - is composed of space and air; it’s an element that is responsible for all your breathing or anxiety issues. A person with high creativity & flexibility is often seen as the one who has a nicely maintained vata history.
Next comes the Pitta - Pitta is composed of fire and water and is responsible for appetite, digestion, metabolism and nutrition in one’s body. A person with short temper or jealousy is said to have Pitta dosha as it’s the main element that governs your mind & intelligence.
Last but not least, Kapha – Kapha is considered as the ball of energy that’s composed of water and earth. Kapha acts as a lubricator and elevates immunity in one’s body. When in balance, Kapha promotes love and affection.
“Because we cannot scrub our inner body, we need to learn a few skills to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind. This is the art of Ayurveda.”
― Sebastian Pole ,
Discovering the True you with Ayurveda.
The Ayurveda Formulations -
Ayurveda Formulations are based on in-depth knowledge of plants and its benefits. It is a work of intensive research and documentation on how Plants/herbs have various medical properties for remedies of various ailments.
Today, modern science is astonished to see the deep level of wisdom and research by the ancient science of Ayurveda. Today, a lot of modern medicine and skincare have their roots to Ayurveda. Most of them have used this knowledge for the development of better products.
Ayurveda & Skincare -
Phytonutrients, today is the buzz words in today skincare. 100 % Natural is another term which most skincare brands are using to identify themselves with. Ayurveda used natural plant-based nutrients for skincare for over 5000 years ago. It is still the most potent, 100% natural and environmentally friendly way for your skincare regime.
All the Kings and the Queen of the whole Indian subcontinent region use to swear by Ayurveda for their daily skincare regime. From face oils to Body oils to Rosewater toners to natural body exfoliant - all of these were used by the Queens centuries back - all due to the wisdom derived from Ayurveda.
Ayurveda used ingredients like butter, honey, rock salts, milk, and ghee with natural herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Turmeric, and Cumin. The Ayurveda skincare is either performed by palliative or purification method. The herbs like Liquorice root, Gotu kola, Bitter melon, Turmeric, etc. used in Ayurvedic treatments come from natural plant sources and also act as natural antioxidants, promoting beautiful skin and body.
Ayurveda believes in the concept of “love yourself” and “you are unique”.
As a whole, Ayurveda promotes a healthy body & mind, keeping oneself conscious about his individuality. To strike a perfect balance between all these elements and lead a healthy life, one must take care of their eating habits and lifestyle. Also, the herbs used in the making of ayurvedic medicines & treat ailments are all medicinal plant extracts that help cure mental & physical ailments and promotes healthy living.
Ayurveda in your daily Life
If one starts practicing Ayurveda, it can guide to a beautiful and healthy life. It comes with a plethora of benefits that make it stand out.
Alleviate stress- Ayurveda believes in the concept of Early to bed and early to rise. Waking up early before the sun rises- relaxes the mind, and evade stress-hormones.
Balance your hormones- Exercise, detoxify & stay healthy. Ayurvedic knowledge guides you to a peaceful path that aids in the evasion of many problems. One of the major problems in today’s scenario is that of eating junk and practicing procrastination. This pure art form helps striking impurity out and let natural and healthy things enter in our soul.
Glowing and healthy skin- Ayurveda has made it easy for you to acquire a radiant and nourished skin. It’s a natural herbs formula, and healthy food dishes like spinach, cucumber helps in transforming your dull and dry skin into enriched and glowing one.
Eliminates Toxicity from the body- Ayurveda has a plethora of ancient techniques and tips that can help you eliminate toxins from your mind & body. Ayurveda & its life-supporting herbal treatments help to cleanse and eradicating one’s mental & physical Toxicity, making him aware of his consciousness & surroundings.
Keeps Your Blood Pressure in Check- Practicing Ayurveda can help restrict the amount of cholesterol accumulation in the body, keeping you healthy and diseases at bay. Also, the various combinations of essential oils and herbs in Ayurveda help stimulate blood circulation, improves immunity and battles of the illnesses.
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