WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
The word Ayurveda is made of 2 words. "Ayu" means life and "Veda" means knowledge / science.
Ayurveda is the knowledge of life. Ayurveda is a complete health system, both preventative and curative, dating back form India thousands and thousands of years ago as part of ancient Vedic knowledge.
It is the most enduring, time-tested way of healing that is prevalent in the world today.
It is a natural healing system and it has been accepted as the oldest scientific medical system, with a long record of clinical experience. Beyond the medical system, it is the science of life, a way of living with the rhythm of nature.
The ancient wisdom of life takes a holistic approach to health and treats man as a whole, considering that he sees man as a union of three bodies: the physical, the astral and the causal (body, mind and soul).
Its prevention, diagnosis and treatment system always takes into account all three levels.
From the beginning of civilization, man has been aware of the fact - "Health is wealth."
Despite of this awareness, diseases have always been a part of human life. The Vedas are the oldest ancient records that authoritatively illuminate the mysteries of life and the universe as a whole.
The four purposes of life found in them are dharma (fulfillment of obligations),
artha (wealth acquisition), kama (wish fulfillment) and moksa (liberation).
Diseases are obstacles in the way of life. Ayurveda is a system of knowledge, which makes life free from these obstacles.
It teaches us how to maintain and protect health, how to cure illnesses and promote longevity.
The body is a tool that enables an individual to perform activities and obligations for himself and others. Therefore, it should be properly maintained.
maintaining vata balance:
enough rest and sleep
regularity in habits
a peaceful and relaxed life, without strain
regular meals and plenty of fluid
maintaining pitta balance:
moderation in activity
balance of rest and activity
going to the nature
clean food, water and air
maintaining kapha balance:
stimulus and activity
changing experiences and
diversity in life
reduce sweet, oil and oily foods