Today I am going to tell you about a very dexterous doctor. There is a thing about him that can enlighten anyone, and unlike other doctors, he doesn’t treat you by seeing your symptoms, instead, he cures your body, mind, soul, environment, shortcomings, long-comings and all necessary holistic components of life. Since 5000 years he is giving a natural and comprehensive medical treatment. In fact, this doctor’s name has an intelligent meaning, Dr Ayurveda (Ayur – ‘life’ and Veda – ‘science’; and hence ‘the science of life’). Even the saints and sages went to this doctor on regular basis, simply because he helped them free their bodies from defects, making it pure and pious and hence helping them attaining salvation.
But why am I telling about this doctor? What is the thing stored in it for you? And why you all must visit him? Well! The answer to these simple but thorny questions is all as follows:
We all live and work indefatigably to keep our life a healthy and happy one. And Ayurveda helps us to achieve this goal. Generally we categories our illness as physical or mental, but Ayurveda has a secret stored for you. Any disease is not completely physical or mental, yes, this all is inter-related and inter-dependent. So it’s important to not only understand the body but also the lifestyle you are living in, the food you are eating, the thought process you have, the habits you wear and the attitude you carry. And everything, every piece of you can be polished and made better with Ayurveda. It’s like a Jeevan Darshan( introspection). Ayurveda gives you a purpose and meaning to the life you are living, hence can improvise it in a healthy and fruitful way.
The Panch Tatva Theory (five elements theory) & The Tridosha Theory( Three Bodily Humor)
Tatva is the Sanskrit word for an element. Dr Ayurveda has a riveting philosophy stating that everything on this planet is composed of the five elements i.e. sky, air, fire, water and earth. These elements combine in the body to form three Doshas – Vata Dosha (Space and Air), Pitta Dosha (Fire and Water) and Kapha Dosha (Water and Earth). Any disruption of the harmony of these causes sickness and poor health. For example constipation, anxiety and low bp can be caused if you have increased levels of Vata Dosha. Or, acne and migraine problems occur due to Pitta Dosha.
Ayurvedic brings a balance between these doshas and thus detox the body, just like some freshly prepared juice.
CHANGED FOOD HABITS
Dr Ayurveda suggests that knowledge of food is a prime element to lead a happy life. In holy books its mention, “Food is life.” The type of food we eat constitutes the type of being we become. There are certain food items which taken alone are healthy enough, but when taken along with something else, deteriorates body functioning. Some of them are-
- Milk with watermelons, lemons, pomegranates, fish etc
- Water with ghee, guava, peanuts etc
- Honey with grapes, oil, hot milk, radish etc
Panchakarma is one of the vital Ayurvedic treatments for complete purification and rejuvenation of the body. A pre-purification treatment involving Snehanam (oleation) and Swedhanam (fomentation) helps in loosening up the body and flushing out the toxins precedes the Panchakarma process. Panchakarma involves five therapeutic treatment methods i.e. Vamana, Virechana, Vasti, Raktamokshana and Nasya. It is equally effective in the case of both healthy and unhealthy individuals.
Life’s main gateway is our nose. The inhalation and exhalation process is the prominent source of life and Pranayam. Pranayama is a simple yoga practice of many breathing techniques that promote emotional, mental and physical well-being. Breathing lies at the centre of human existence, therefore correct breathing is a great way to detoxify the body. Breathing facilitates oxygen supply to the brain as well as to the rest of the body, adding quality to the life we live.
All these practices have proved in making Dr Ayurveda a very skilful doctor in changing our lives. The importance of Ayurveda has not waned and is increasingly gaining momentum even after the evolution of multiple other ways of treatments.
So, it’s never too late to start today. Because all other ravishing things like money and richness, life issues and pains, peace and war etc become immaterial if our body is unwell. So if you are giving so much to your work and other chores, I am sure it won’t be tough to give a part of your life to a thing that can actually revamp your life…
Wake up a bit early, and let your new lifestyle prepare your day!
Meanwhile, Dr Ayurveda is busy curing thousands, with some herbs in one hand and meditation magic powder in another…