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AYURVEDA

INTRODUCTION

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots ayur which means life, and veda which means knowledge. Knowledge arranged systematically with logic becomes the science. Of life. It has its roots in ancient vedic literature and encompasses our entire life the body mind and spirit. It is clearly unique in this day and age to find a system of medicine that is over 5000 years old and still today one of the largest on the planet. Ayurvedic medicine, although in its infancy here America, has over 300000 india doctors in the all india ayurvedic congress, making it the largest medical organization in the world.

WHAT IS AYURVEDIC

The name “ayurveda” is derived from two words in Sanskrit ”ayush” meaning ‘life” or “longevity” and “veda “meaning “science” or sacred knowledge.

Ayurveda’s definition therefore roughly translates as the science of longevity or “sacred knowledge of life”.

At its root, ayurveda is a holistic tradition and way of living that can help each of us to claim and celebrate our capacity for wellness. Ayurveda can help us:

  • Sync up with our trust inner nature
  • Honor in on our challenge areas redirect detrimental tendencies.
  • Maintain balance in the face of adversity.

In other words ayurveda is not simply about taking an herbal formula and waiting for the results. Instead, ayurveda encourages you to be an active participant in your own journey toward healing. This involves learning about your relationship with the element and the unique combinations they create called doshas, which we will explore below. First let’s take a look at ayurveda’s background.

AYURVEDA HISTORY

The practice of ayurveda as a medicine is believed to date back to over five thousand years during the vedic period of ancient india. The earliest known reference to ayurveda and its sister science, yoga, appeared in scholarly text from the time called “the Vedas”.

Ayurveda experience a period of prosperity as the vedic texts were taught and shared but this was followed by an almost thousand years struggle to remain relevant in the wake of india’s political struggles with various invading countries-most notably the british empire. Despite this, those who practiced ayurveda on the fringes of society kept the tradition alive until india gained independence in 1947. Ayurveda then resurfaced as a major system of heath care that endures in india to this day.

During the new age movement of the 20 century ayurveda started to make its way westward, helped along by the expanding popularity of yoga and eastern spiritualism. Thanks in no small part to the teachings of respected physician and herbalists lie drs vasant lad, deepar chopra, and david frawley, ayurveda has gained notoriety among a growing population of health-conscious individuals in the united state and around the world.

AYURVEDA’S DEFINITION OF HEALTH

The Sanskrit word for health, svastha is a state in which the mind, soul, and senses interact harmoniously to experience a feeling of self, wellness and even bliss. Achieving this may seem like a lofty goal, but ayurveda provides a treasure chest of elegant and insightful tools help us get there

AYURVEDIC PRINCIPALS

Before you learn how ayurveda can help you, you must first learn how to see yourself from an ayurvedic perspective. The first step is to understand some key ayurveda principals , lenses through which ayurveda views the universe.

These ayurveda basic are foundational tools for:

  • Interpreting the laws of nature
  • Identifying various states of health or imbalance
  • Charting a course towards improved well-being

Examining these core principals will also help illustrate what makes ayurveda such a timeless art and science.

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