Ayurveda is a philosophy of life, a science of man and a way to achieve harmony. It is a source of knowledge preserved over the centuries and passed down through the generations. The history of Ayurveda began in ancient India more than 5,000 years ago and continues to this day.
Today Ayurveda is known all over the world and has followers on all continents. It is a symbol of the environmentally friendly way of life, of the set of practices for healing and purification of the body and soul. That is why Ayurveda is considered as a symbol of life, joy and happiness.
Practices for the treatment of various diseases and conditions make Ayurveda more and more widely used today. It is also one of the main functions of the millennial doctrine.
It is characteristic of Ayurveda that it not only seeks a way to eliminate the harmful effects, but aims to discover and address the root cause of specific problems.
It is based on achieving a balance of energies in the human body. This is crucial for achieving harmony with yourself and the world around you. In turn, this is the path to perfection and the realization of human happiness.
Doshas and the five elements of Ayurveda
Ancient healers believed in the fundamental five elements of the world. These are space, air, fire, water and earth. Everything that surrounds us is built by them.
On the other hand, there are three main energies that, according to Ayurveda, build balance in the human body. They are called Doshas and with them the millennial science explains the individual features and characteristics of each.
The doshas are named Kapha, Pitta, Vata. Each person has all three, but in a different ratio between them. When the ratio is broken, diseases appear or inner peace is unbalanced. Therefore, healing practices in Ayurveda are focused on their own ability to achieve positivism and balance.
All this is directly related to the meaning of being and finding the meaning of existence. Ayurveda preaches responsibility to oneself and others, achieving prosperity through personal qualities, seeking knowledge, accepting one’s own emotions and feelings.
Millennial teaching points to understanding as a way to overcome differences, and this characterizes Ayurveda as an extremely positive philosophy of life.
The healing process as a path to self-improvement
There is no way a person can be happy and enjoy life if he is tormented by illness or inner discomfort. Modern people are often subjected to stress, tension and torment, which almost always become the root cause of various health problems.
Ayurveda offers ways to overcome them, which are based entirely on environmentally friendly therapies with the help of environmentally friendly products.
Indian medicine is often preferred as an alternative to traditional or applied in parallel with other conventional methods of restoring good health. And it is always a combination of the smooth functioning of the systems in the body, as well as the achievement of peace of mind with one’s own self.
The healing power of food
Food has a fundamental bearing on health in all the teachings of life. In Ayurveda, it also plays an essential role in restoring life balance. Indian cuisine is among the richest in flavors, spices and combinations of flavors. In most cases, they are part of the healing process or a way to maintain good health.
The philosophy of nutrition here is based on the use of many fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices that help the body to extract in the best way the useful ingredients and substances to function smoothly.
Healthy procedures based on herbal oils are widespread. They can also be used for direct intake, but are mostly used in therapeutic massages and therapies.
Many traditional dishes are not only food, but are believed to have healing properties. The purification of the body or the so-called Detoxification is a way to remove accumulated toxins and harmful substances that can damage organs.
They accumulate mainly in the liver, intestines and stomach. Indian spices help with proper digestion, have a good effect on metabolism, are suitable for various eating disorders and weight loss.
Healers recommend teas and herbal decoctions in combination with ginger, cinnamon, lemon, cloves, black pepper and other popular ingredients.
They are not only useful as antiviral and anti-inflammatory drugs, but have a beneficial effect on mood and increase a person’s tone.
Yoga and aromatherapy for more positivism and joy of life
Fragrances are an essential part of relaxation therapies in Ayurveda. They are believed to soothe and contribute to recovery from increased stress and anxiety. Various aromas and vegetable oils are used, which are rubbed into the body or used to flavor the room.
In such a pleasant atmosphere a person can relax, turn to himself and clear his mind of everything that worries him.
One of the most common and recognizable ways around the world to relax and keep the body in good shape is yoga. Therapeutic gymnastics has proven its benefits and is increasingly applicable in the world.
Asanas, аре individual yoga exercises, that are suitable for people of all ages, and are often recommended by doctors for diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
Therapeutic gymnastics is suitable for daily exercise at home or in the gym. Yoga helps to master proper breathing, good posture and meditation as a natural and affordable way to deal with tension and stress.
Ayurveda in modern everyday life
While traditional medicine relies on therapy based on the symptoms, ancient Indian medicine treats a person by searching for the root cause and preaches the pursuit of inner harmony.
Many people use Ayurveda methods to stay healthy, preferring to adhere to a natural lifestyle.
Yoga exercises, healthy food and a positive attitude towards yourself and others is the basis on which the happy and full meaning of life is based.
Ayurveda centers are becoming more widespread and visited around the world. There a person can find all the necessary spices and herbs to use in their daily lives. Recovery and treatment courses are held at the centers.
They are led by qualified Ayurveda healers and can be tailored to each individual’s health. They are suitable for several days of therapy, which provides a complete detox of the body.
The classic daily therapy begins with a morning warm-up of the body. This is achieved by performing yoga exercises and practicing healing breathing to fill the body with energy for the day ahead. And it continues with healthy food in combination with refreshing and toning therapies.
Ayurveda recommends a variety of water treatments such as steam baths, baths, massages and aromatherapy. With the help of such therapies everyone feels much more relaxed, fresh and cheerful. Meditation helps to achieve inner harmony, and in addition to yoga, it is successfully combined with physical activities in the fresh air in nature.
Many of the practices learned at the Ayurveda Center can be successfully transferred home, where they can be performed independently and for as long as necessary.
A positive attitude towards the world around you and towards yourself is the way to rediscover the joy of life, the meaning of human existence and the full use of one’s potential. Only in this way can we be useful to ourselves and others around us.
The philosophy of Ayurveda helps a person to feel a surge of new energy, to overcome diseases or other problems, to restore balance by purifying the body and mind from everything that bothers him.
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