Ayurveda is a sister science to yoga when broken down from Sanskrit to English, Ayur means life and Veda means science. Ayurveda collectively means the science of life. Where yoga is a part of rig Veda (sacred scriptures of India, the Vedas), Ayurveda is a part of the Atharva Veda. There are mainly 4 Vedas that are divided into subcategories and so on, but the main 4 Vedas are the Rig Veda, Sam Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda. These scriptures are almost 9000-10000 years old and gathered by the saints of ancient India.

Ayurveda collectively focuses on:

  • The connection of the forces of the universe with a living being.
  • The driving force of the life itself, the Doshas. The Doshas are known to be present in everybody in different aspects and ratios.
  • Also the constitutional aspects of a body, known as its Prakriti.

Ayurveda works on natural treatments, medication, and remedies for ailments inside of people’s systems. A lot of medicines created with the proportionate addition and subtractions of naturally found herbs and spices are included within Ayurvedic treatments to treat the ailing Doshas in a human.

There are mainly 3 kinds of Doshas in Ayurveda:

The Vata Dosha

This is the Dosha that is strongly associated with wind energy. Vata Dosha characterizes the body functions of movement, such as circulation of bodily fluids, movement, and motion of the body parts, blinking of the eyes and reflex movements.

The Pitta Dosha

This Dosha is strongly associated with fire energy. Pitta Dosha characterizes the body functions of metabolism, digestion, absorption and the temperatures in one’s body.

The Kapha Dosha

This Dosha is strongly associated with earth energy. Kapha Dosha characterizes the body function that keeps one grounded and growing. Functions such as providing water to all the parts of the body, hydration of the body cells, strengthening and lubrication of the joints and tissues, and strengthening of the immunity.

But why is Ayurveda all that important:

  1. Ayurveda does not compare one person to the other:

Under Ayurveda, every person is unique and is composed of unique aspects of the combination of elements in one’s body. And these aspects and ratios affect the functioning, diet choices, work and career choices, choices of functioning and time–space. These unique combinations make a person unique and the quicker one accepts this as a truth, is the moment they stop comparing themselves and comparing their choices and preferences to another person.

2. Ayurveda accepts and understands your elements as they are:

Everyone is made up of a combination of different elements. Ayurveda understands this combination and ratios. It also understands the functions and the capacity of the energies working within you, making you do what you are doing. Ayurveda helps you make the most out of the weakness and the strength of the elemental potential. This is the key to a blissful life as well.

3. We are all inherently full and healthy within our own capacities and limitations:

All of us have limitations and capacities of action and function. Ayurveda recognizes this capacity and makes it clear to us that the potential and capacities can be changed. Whether you are weak or strong as a person, you should know that the state of being can change if you want it to change. Ayurveda makes you understand that you are entirely capable of achieving that balance in life. All you have to do is pay attention to the changes within you are work towards molding these changes in the desired direction of interest.

4. Ayurveda accepts the “you” that is whole within it and then slowly works on changing things to the desired way of change:

To clean up your mess that has accumulated since ages of your inaction towards the routines that were becoming the thrones in your life is one way of turning things around in your life. Ayurveda makes you realize the specialty of being you, in whatever shape or form that you are. It shows you the uniqueness in being you and the impossibility of someone else who has the exact biological blueprint that you have. This leads you towards a positive outlook towards your body and its needs.

5. Ayurveda provides care that prevents anomalies to occur in your body:

Ayurveda is a science of healing. Practicing Ayurveda helps in the healing process of your body. It may be a slower process but is inertly affective and wholesome when it comes to healing the body of past injuries and ailments and prevention of other problems in a person. Ayurveda starts its healing process from the minutest beginnings; cellular healing and medications are an essential process to Ayurveda.

6. Mental health is a part of Ayurveda too:

Not just physical wellness but mental wellness is also a part of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic massages and medications are instrumental to mental healing processes. These massages and medical attention help in de-stressing, anti-depression, and relaxation with their rejuvenating treatments and massages.

7. Anti-aging effects:

With too much to deal with in one’s life, the effect of the stress, worrying and thinking, shows on our faces. It is believed that we wear our health on our faces. Ayurveda provides holistic treatment to this inwardly caused problems and slows the aging processes by acting upon holistic healing from the cellular level. It works by rejuvenating and revitalizing the drained and lost energies within our bodies. It intricately works on the secretion of important hormones for the proper circulation and metabolism in one’s bodily functions.

Ayurveda has a lot of health benefits and if you understand the knowledge of this ancient science in its entirety, you will have found the key to an ideally blissful lifestyle

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