What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine of India and seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy. The Meaning of Ayurveda is “Ayur” means life, and “Veda” means scared Knowledge. For understanding the menanining you must know what is Life and what are Vedas?
What is Life?
The period between your life and death is called “Ayu” or Life. You cannot control your birth or death. The thing which is in your hands or which you can control is the period in between life and Death which is called life. You can’t control all things which happens in your life but you can control a very important part of your life with the help of Ayurveda which is health. You can’t control your death but can increase your life spam by living your life in healthy and beautiful way with the help of Ayurveda.
What is Veda?
Many peoples think that Veda is a religious mythology which a part of Hinduism.It is abosolutely wrong. Ved is the most ancient culture and Ved is not a part of any religion. Ved means Universe and Vedic culture is the knowledge of whole universe. Veda is a books or literature which is written by Rishi or Researcher’s, so that they can convey their knowledge through that scripture. Rishi or Scientist (Researchers) are the people who Re-search the things or knowledge which is already present around you, you just need to search it. That’s why they are called Researchers.
Ayurveda has the concept of the three doshas known Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Vata = Air + Space Pitta = Fire + Water Kapha = Water + Earth
There are actually seven constitutional types, because an individual may be Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Pitta-Kapha, Vata-Kapha, or Vata-Pitta-Kapha equally. The last two types are extremely rare, whereas the first 5 are the most common.
Ayurveda is the science of life
Ayurveda is said to be 5000 years old and is more relevant today than ever. Ayurveda is holistic, comprehensive and simple to understand, although the science behind it is rich and complex. You'll see that anyone can apply basic Ayurvedic principles to their life and enjoy natural health and optimal wellness. We'll start with Ayurveda's definition of the Five Elements. Ayurveda teaches that the entire universe is made up of the following five elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. All matter is composed of these elements - our bodies, food, the environment. Everything has its own particular proportion of these elements, including us. When we know which elements are primary for us, we can make choices that allow us to live a life of balance. Our particular elemental make-up dictates what balance looks like on an individual level, as is detailed below. We are born with a very specific elemental composition called our constitution, or Prakruti. Many factors influence which constitution we are born with: heredity, our parents' health at our conception, our in utero environment, astrology, and our past life karma. Our constitution is with us from birth and never changes.
The basic therapeutic approach is, 'that alone is the right treatment which makes for health and he alone is the best doctor who frees one from disease'. This sums up the principal objectives of Ayurveda, i.e. maintenance and promotion of health, prevention of disease and cure of sickness. Treatment of the disease consists in avoiding causative factors responsible for disequilibria of the body matrix or of any of its constituent parts through the use of Panch Karma procedures, medicines, suitable diet, activity and regimen for restoring the balance and strengthening the body mechanisms to prevent or minimize future occurrence of the disease.Normally treatment measures involve use of medicines, specific diet and prescribed activity routine. Use of these three measures antagonize the disease by counteracting the etiological factors and various manifestations of the disease.
Ayurveda has developed a very vivid analytical description of the stages and events that take place since the causative factors commence to operate till the final manifestation of disease. This gives this system an additional advantage of knowing that possible onset of disease much before the latent symptoms become apparent. This very much enhances the preventive role of this system of medicine by making it possible to take proper and effective steps in advance, to arrest further progress in pathogenesis or to take suitable therapeutic measures to curb the disease in its earliest stage of onset.