Ayurveda – The Science of Life
What is Ayurveda?
- Ayurveda is “the science of life”: the Sanskrit word Ayurveda comes from joining the words AYUS (which means “life”) and VEDA (which means “science” or “knowledge”).
- although often identified with “Indian medicine”, Ayurveda is much more than just a branch or a field of medicine.
- Ayurveda represents “Indian traditional knowledge about life” and it is a vast treasury of wise knowledge upon life.
The main purposes of Ayurveda
- maintaining man’s state of health and harmony
- natural healing of disturbances and diseases
- the possibility of the human being to live a long, healthy and happy life
Ayurvedic field of operation
- outlining natural ways that favour the well-being of the human being
- specifying the factors that tend to disturb life’s quality
- way of evaluating the proportions between the favourable and the unfavourable factors for health and well-being
Ayurveda – holistic science
- Ayurveda studies, establishes, diagnoses and treats the human being as a whole.
- man is in a constant interrelation with his surrounding environment.
- ayurvedic examination is based on the Microcosm – Macrocosm relationship.
The most important practical methods from Ayurveda
- use of natural food, specific to the constitutional type
- wise use of medicinal plants
- periodic use of Ayurvedic methods for purifying the body
- suitable use of colours for balancing and elevating the being
- use of natural sounds and beneficial music
- proper usage of natural pleasant perfumes
- performance of yoga postures for re-establishing balance and energetic harmony of the being
- periodical application of therapeutic massage and acupressure
- usage of beneficial suggestions and other methods for elevating the psyche
- adopting and maintaining a wise life style
- constant practice of profound meditation and prayer to God, which allow rapid elevation and profound balance of the human being
Ayurveda theacher Andrei Gămulea
19 nov 2006