Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic systems. It is considered to be more than 5000 years old. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word, which means “Ayu”- life and “Veda”- deep knowledge. Ayurveda means- The deep knowledge of life. Ayurveda provides us the knowledge to lead a healthy life. Ayurved cures the natural way- physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And it cares by suggesting a healthy lifestyle to lead a disease-free active life. Ayurveda is caring for and curing the body and mind most safely and organically in modern times also.
How Ayurveda helps in caring and curing the body and mind?
Ayurveda mainly focuses on both caring- by prevention and curing the body and mind- by adopting a holistic healing approach. It concentrates to find the root cause of diseases, by taking into consideration the individual body constitution. As per Ayurveda- like fingerprints, the body constitution of no two individuals is identical. After understanding the individual body energies or doshas (Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, and Kapha dosha) present and their imbalance effects- it suggests individualized treatments to eliminate the root cause of disease by advising- methods to rebalance- the imbalanced energies by utilizing herbs and recommending- a healthy lifestyle to strengthen body immunity- to avoid further diseases. Ayurveda concentrates on prevention and holistic healing- by caring for and curing the body and mind.
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What are the benefits of Ayurveda?
Ayurveda offers extensive therapies with life-altering benefits, which are time-tested and have lasting effects. It is said, that there is hardly any disease for which a herb is not available in nature to cure it. Ayurveda stresses- adopting a healthy lifestyle to lead an active and happy life. Following are the few benefits of adopting Ayurveda.
Healthy and Glowing skin:-
Ayurveda provides natural treatments for healthy and glowing skin. It has- both internal use (cleansing of the body of toxins) and external use applications to get the desired and safe results. Ayurvedic treatments focus on treating the imbalanced doshas causing the skin problem. For example- a Vata dosha person would have thin, delicate, dry, and wrinkle-prone skin, which would be more prone to skin rashes or breakouts. Whereas Kapha dosha people have thick and oily skin. That is more prone to acne, blackheads, and eczema. For healthy skin, it is important to rebalance- the imbalanced doshas. A balanced meal, toning exercises, and Ayurvedic supplements use, can provide healthy and glowing skin. Ayurveda focuses on the consumption of fresh food- taking into account- body doshas type, body constitution, regional produce, weather, etc. It focuses, to consume antioxidant foods, herbs. vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats.
Cleansing the body:- Ayurveda offers Panckarma to eliminate toxins accumulated in the body that interfere with many body functions. Cleansing of the body results in overall improved health.
In a fast-paced life, stress is very common. Excessive physical and mental stress reduces body immunity, towards the diseases thus making it an easy host for diseases. Our nervous system is mainly governed by Vata dosha. Stress and anxiety are mostly due to imbalanced Vata dosha. Ayurveda provides meditation, yoga along with herbal treatments to re-balance the imbalanced Vata dosha. That facilitates relieving stress physically, emotionally, and mentally. Ayurvedic treatments like Shirodhara, Abhyangam, Kayashudhi, etc followed by Rasayan and Vajikarna treatments positively impact the overall mental functioning by the soothing body, mind, and soul. Which helps to reduce depression and stress.
An unhealthy diet with irregular sleeping and eating patterns leads to improper digestion. which according to Ayurveda causes inflammation. The root cause of many diseases like- diabetes, neurological diseases, cardiovascular problems, arthritis, cancer, etc starts with inflammation. Ayurveda provides treatment based on body constitution and doshas and suggests lifestyle changes with healthy regularised eating and sleeping habits so that toxins from the digestive tract and blood are expelled, to gain increased vitality, high energy, and an overall decrease in lethargy and mood swings. It reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases.
Taking care of digestive problems:-
In the modern fast-paced and competitive world, everyone is in a hurry. Which may lead to unhealthy food choices and an erratic lifestyle. It can lead to digestive problems like- indigestion, heartburn, flatulence, acid reflux, or constipation. As per Ayurveda, these problems may be due to the accumulation of toxic substances in the body. And are attributed to untimely eating habits, wrong food choices, sedentary lifestyle, or weak digestive systems.
According to Ayurveda principles- Pitta dosha is mainly responsible for the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and regulates the secretion of enzymes and acids-which act on food for proper digestion. Any imbalance of Pitta may lead to digestive problems. Dietary changes and lifestyle changes as suggested in Ayurveda along with herbs usage can greatly improve the digestive process. And lead to a healthy gut. In Ayurveda main focus is given to improving the digestive process, which strengthens immunity towards diseases.
Taking care of respiratory disorders:-
Respiratory problems are on the rise in the modern world. This may be due to rising pollution levels, smoking, weak immunity levels, poor dietary habits, unhealthy lifestyle, etc. Respiratory problems may range from simple breathlessness, cold, cough to respiratory diseases like- asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema.
As per Ayurveda most, respiratory diseases are due to imbalanced Kapha dosha. Ayurvedic guidelines and treatments are found to be very effective in rebalancing imbalanced Kapha dosha. It strengthens body immunity to give protection from infections.
Ayurveda offers a multitude of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and proteins mixed in appropriate proportions and administered at an optimal time to prevent and combat immunity-related disorders.
Taking care of metabolic syndrome:-
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It includes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels.
By following principles of Ayurveda like- healthy lifestyle and food habits we can reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome and lead a healthy life.
Diabetes:- Diabetes is on the increase worldwide. Nowadays even the younger generation is being affected by this metabolic disorder. If the blood sugar levels are not kept under control it may lead to many complications in the long run. Ayurveda can help in keeping blood sugar levels under control effectively and more safely.
Lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol:- Ayurveda suggests diets and lifestyle changes that reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol, the precursor to heart diseases and stroke.
Maintaining body weight:-
A balanced healthy diet, with modified living habits and Ayurvedic treatments to detoxify the body and shed extra fats, can lead to a healthy BMI (Body mass index). Maintaining a healthy body weight- is the key to get prevention from lifestyle diseases like- type-2 diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, etc. A healthy diet followed by regular exercise can help you to have a healthy body mass index (BMI). Further, a healthy body weight- may also help you to get prevention from lethargy, sleep apnea, insomnia, cancer, etc. It adds to our self-confidence.
Ayurveda provides, care and cure to stay healthy with a healthy body, mind, and soul to achieve our ultimate goals of life. Ayurveda provides individualized treatments focusing on imbalanced body doshas. As per the Ayurveda balance of doshas is good health. And imbalance of doshas is ill health. It provides holistic improvement that leads to good health.
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