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Ayurveda – The Science of Life

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2020-07-27

Ayurveda – Mother of All Healing 

Literally translated from sanskrit as “the science of life”, Ayurveda is considered to be the oldest healing science. It originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing”. 

Knowledge of Ayurveda enables us to understand how to create a balance of body, mind, and consciousness according to one’s own individuality and how to implement lifestyle changes to maintain this balance.

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy – an individual combination of physical, mental, and emotional attributes – which comprises their own composition.

According to ayurveda, health is a state of balance between the body, mind, and consciousness. The body, mind, and consciousness work together in maintaining balance. To learn how to balance the body, mind and consciousness you need to understand how vata, pitta, and kapha work together.

What does vata, pitta, and kapha mean?

Ayurveda identifies three basic energy principles that are present in everyone. Since there are no single words in English that represent these concepts, we use the original Sanskrit words Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. 

Energy is required to create movement so that fluids and nutrients get to the cells, enabling the body to function. 

Vata is the energy of movement, it provides the essential motion for all body processes and is extremely vital for health. A person with dominating vata is blessed with a quick mind, flexibility and creativity. Mentally, they usually grasp concepts quickly but then forget them just as quickly. Alert, restless and very active, vata people walk, talk and think fast, but are easily fatigued. Vata is responsible for breathing, heart activity, all contractions and dilations, spasms, impulses of nerve cells, etc. Vata controls the following emotions: fear, anxiety, pain. Location of cotton wool – large intestine, bones, skin, ears, thighs. Excess energy accumulates in the colon, bones, skin, ears and thighs.

Pitta is the energy of digestion or metabolism. Pitta people have warm bodies, penetrating ideas, and sharp intelligence. Pitta-dominants have a strong metabolism, good digestion, and strong appetites. Mentally, Pitta types are intelligent and have a good power of understanding and figuring everything out. Digestion, body temperature, intelligence, and perception depend on this dosha. The small intestine, stomach, sweat glands, fats, and eyes are the areas of Pitta.

And Kapha, the energy of lubrication and structure, is blessed with strength, endurance, and stamina. The dominants of this dosha tend to lead a sweet, loving life. Psychologically, Kapha people tend to be calm, tolerant, and forgiving. They may need more time to understand things, but their long-term memory is perfect. The energy of this dosha accumulates in the chest, plasma, mucus, all liquid secretions, synovial fluid, etc. The center of Kapha is the thorax. Psychologically, emotions of attachment, greed, forgiveness, and love depend on Kapha.

All people have the qualities of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, but one is usually primary, one secondary and the third is usually the least. The cause of disease in Ayurveda is viewed as a lack of proper cellular function due to an excess or deficiency of Vata, Pttta, or Kapha.  

Ayurvedic morning routine

Routine helps to establish balance in one’s constitution. It also regularizes a person’s biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation, and generates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity.

Following the Ayurvedic morning routine getting up with sunrise brings peace of mind and freshness to the senses. 

Sunrise varies according to the seasons, but on average Vata people should get up about 6 a.m., Pitta people by 5:30 a.m., and Kapha by 4:30 a.m

The routine continues with saying a prayer before leaving the bed. 

Touch the ground with your right hand, then to the forehead, with great love and gratitude to Mother Earth. Then clean your face, mouth, eyes, and drink water. 

Put 3 to 5 drops of oil into each nostril. It helps to lubricate the nose, clean the sinuses, and improve voice, vision. Also, oil drops in the ears and apply them to the head and body. 

Then take a bath and dress up, use your favorite perfumes. Using natural scents or essential oils brings freshness and joy. It gives vitality to the body and improves self-esteem. Regular exercise, especially yoga, improves circulation and strength. It helps to relax, improves digestion, and elimination. 

After exercise, sit quietly and do some deep breathing and meditate. Afterwards you shall enjoy your breakfast.

Ayurvedic healing is a miracle!

Research carried out shows the Ayurvedic treatment methods can be used in intensive care units for the critical care patients. 

Paralysed people start walking, healed cancer patients, people suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus, hepatic encephalopathy, Lyme disease, Parkinson and other incurable diseases are cured – these miracles are witnessed every day in Ayurvedic clinics in India. 

Another study published in the “International Journal of Ayurvedic Research” found that rheumatoid arthritis patients improved after one to six months of Ayurveda techniques.

Join these happy people and live your life in a healthy and natural way!

There are a lot of Ayurvedic centers in India. We offer you carefully selected authentic places where the environment is designed to support the healing. 

3 Comments

  1. Francesca - 2020-07-09

    I am two years into my Ayurvedic journey and want to thank her deeply for continued support and advice. My physical transformation included – I’ve lost 4 stone, so far, and my lifestyle now maintains this. A 21 day Panchakarma was both challenging and amazing and I’ve sustained the benefits. I follow Ayurvedic principles (most of the time) and am so grateful for thoughtful suggestions and encouragement. The process has enabled me to make gentle changes such as reducing medications. I love how I eat, move, and feel. Much obliged to all the Enlightened Sky team.

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  2. Virginija - 2020-07-18

    One year ago I bought an Ayurveda detox holiday in Somatheeram. Just before the trip I visited my gynecologist and was told that I need an operation urgently. I have promised to be back as soon as I’m back from a 21 days holiday in India. I truly felt like I was in heaven during panchakarma. After returning home, I went back to my doctor for an operation. Doctor did a scan, looked at me with surprise and said “You are absolutely ok, you do not need an operation”. I was overwhelmed and flew out from her cabinet on wings. In one month I’m traveling to the same Ayurvedic center again, because I believe Ayurveda is truly the most magical healer. I’m very grateful to staff for continuous information and ongoing support in all my trips.

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  3. Greta - 2020-07-20

    If I described my body as a house, before Ayurveda, it was a house falling apart. The floors were creaking. The pipes were leaking. The shutters were missing screws, and the light bulbs were broken. Ayurveda is like a home tool kit that fixed the leaks, painted the walls, and changed the light bulbs. My house now looks and feels amazing. It’s not that I am 100 percent perfect. Just like a house, our bodies need repairs on a regular basis. The difference is that I know what to do to fix what needs fixing. It’s empowered me to take control of my own healing.

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