Overview Holistic Ayurveda
“Ayurveda treats the whole person, not just the organ or system involved.”Dr. Vasant Lad, Textbook of Ayurveda
What is Ayurveda?
World over Ayurveda is known as the science of life, knowledge about life and longevity. If we go a little deeper Ayurveda is the methodology to establish harmony among the body, mind, soul and the environment. This ensures that Ayurveda is a holistic science with a colossal relationship with nature. Our aim as Ayurvedic healer is just to maintain this harmonious relationship through different means. Thus Ayurveda may be associated with various aspects in human life, how to lead a healthy long-life free from disease and infirmity. How the life span of a person may be increased through Kayakalp? What we are doing to maintain this balance? How to keep our relations intact with Mother Nature without disturbing the balance, while we fulfil our all requirement from her? One possible reply of all questions is “Sustainable use of Bio-diversity and replenish them properly.”
Health From Holistic Ayurvedic Stand Point
(Samdoshah Samagnishcha Samdhatumalakriyah Prasannatmendriyamanah Swasth Ityabhidhiyate.)
Shushrut Samhita 5/48 According to Sushrut Samhita (Beyond 1000B.C.) a healthy person is ‘One whose metabolism is good (Samdosha samagnish) whose tissues are functioning normally (Normal seven body elements), whose elimination is in balance and who is pacified at subtle, sensory and mental level’.
The first part is fulfilled perfectly through Ayurveda and the second part through Yoga (Holistic Approach). Thus Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences and they are complementary to each other.
The human body is composed of five basic elements like cosmos. These are further transformed in Tridoshas. Ayurvedic therapy is a perfect model to maintain the health of a healthy person and eradicate the disease and disharmony of ‘Doshas’ in an imbalanced state. Charak Samhita Su. 30/26. Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences, they are a supplement to each other to bring a harmony of body, mind and soul. It is difficult to detect such a cross-cultural bridge between Health, Society, Environment and wisdom of the ancient sages who dwelled in the forest and created a beautiful world of harmony between human and nature.
Routine is one of the most important aspects of this holistic medicine. You have probably experienced it yourself when you have a good routine, life seems to flow and there somehow is more time in the day. Ayurvedic Daily Routines (you can think of them like your grandma’s wisdom) will start making you and your loved ones feel better immediately.
We All Originated From The Five Basic Elements:
- Air, Space = Vata – V
- Fire, Water = Pitta – P
- Water, Earth = Kapha – K
Our body is a big pharmacy; manufactures many chemicals of her need daily. But we are adding a lot of unnecessary chemicals from outside while we have the natural option of many of them.
We Are Consuming These Unwanted Chemicals in Various Forms:
- Fertilizers, Insecticide and pesticides as residue in our foods.
- The synthetic chemical in our medicine, Health foods and cosmetics.
- Inhaling petrol and diesel fumes.
- Many pollutants found in our environment which are not biodegradable.
These chemicals & pollutants are representative of FIRE. They are increasing FIRE element in our body, which is represented by PITTA, resulting in anger, lust, greed, jealousy and war.
Realize, we are a member of a family we have to live together peacefully. Adopt a natural lifestyle, herbal things preparations; avoid harmful synthetics for the sustainability of this planet, which is only one of its types till now. Adopt a holistic Ayurveda approach.