"AYURVEDA - THE SCIENCE OF LIFE"
Ayurveda or the Science of Life is a holistic approach to healthcare that helps people live long, healthy and a well-balanced life.
Vata exemplifies the energy of movement and is thus often associated with wind. It’s linked to flexibility and creativity and governs all movement including the pulsation of heart, flow of breath, tissue movements, contractions of muscle and communication throughout the mind and the nervous system.
Pitta embodies the energy of transformation and is therefore closely aligned with the fire element. It’s closely related to intelligence, understanding, and the digestion of foods, emotions, thoughts, and experiences; it governs body temperature, nutrition and metabolism and the light of understanding.
Kapha offers structure, solidity and cohesiveness to all things, and is thus associated primarily with the earth and water elements. It also exemplifies the watery energies of compassion and love. This dosha hydrates all cells and systems moisturizes the skin, lubricates the joints, protects the tissues and maintains immunity.
3 PILLARS OF HEALTHY LIFE
In the context of Ayurveda, cure has a special meaning. Disease is defined as the imbalance in the metabolism of the body. In Ayurveda, the cure is never focused on removing the symptoms. Such an approach will be loop-sided and might cause side-effects or short-term benefits. The focus of Ayurvedic medicine is on regaining the overall metabolic balance of the body, on reining in the 3 doshas back in to a metabolic symphony.
There is so much talk about detox today. Let’s try to understand what exactly the detox therapy is and what it aims to do to our body. Ayurvedic Detoxification Therapy or Shodhana Chikitsa has multiple treatment procedures for different parts of the body. Panchkarma is the most renowned of all other detoxification treatments. The word “Panch” means five and “karma” stands for the procedure.
Rejuvenation is an old concept. Many ancient cultures have described various procedures to regain youth and virility. However, Ayurvedic concept of rejuvenation is more elaborate and proactive. You do not have to rejuvenate after the aging process gains pace or when you start to feel drained and lethargic. Rejuvenation should be a cyclic process in order to maintain the health in its best state.