Ayurveda- the concept
Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment and yogic breathing for creating equilibrium.
Through a variety of detoxification and massage treatments combined with specific diet and lifestyle changes along with yoga, it aims to re-balance the body, mind and spirit. Once this balance is attained its natural outcome happens to be a healthy body, which is merely not absence of disease but overall well- being.
Our life- today
In this faced paced world where everything is in abundance except time. We look for faster solutions to our problems, be it our daily chores, bills payments, eating out or even for that matter our health. We look at instant answers from everyone and from our bodies too, without realising that such solutions are often short lived.
As a society, we have become increasingly disconnected from our True Self. We are rapidly moving away from our essence. The pace at which we live is very demanding on the nervous system and leaves us with no time to relax, eat or live really. Nutritional deficiencies, hectic lifestyle and increasing distance from our natural rhythms have overwhelmed our body mechanisms.
Significance of Ayurveda in our lives today
With less or no time at hand, we look for faster solutions to all our problems including our health and turn to popping pills randomly. Most often, we do get a solution – our problem or illness is cured but temporarily. Since modern medicine primarily focuses on treating the disease and not enough on prevention and curing the root cause, the problem re-surfaces.
This is where Ayurveda helps, it goes to the heart of the problem treating the very cause in order to remove or prevent the disease permanently. When dealing with an illness or an imbalance, treating the symptoms and physical body alone does not help. The problem goes beyond the symptoms or results seen in a scientific lab test. Ayurveda effectively treats chronic conditions by removing the cause, which is often related to the habitual patterns of our diet and lifestyle.
Although western medicine is extremely helpful and can be wonderful in saving lives in times of acute ailments, Ayurveda looks ‘wholistic’ treatments and strives to heal conditions that are often times labelled as “chronic” by modern medicine.
The very soul of Ayurveda is to keep us rooted in nature. It believes in the very essence of who you are and what you really need. The very crux of Ayurveda treatments believes in categorising our bodies according to our constitution itself and further leveraging this to treating us better.
The spectrum of people that Ayurveda can help and cure today is limitless. Whether you are suffering from a long lasting “disease”, minor ailments, or are just curious about furthering your health, Ayurveda can help you in every way.
It insists on a healthy way of living and no medicine can compensate for un-healthy living!