WHAT IS AYURVEDA
Ayurveda is the one oldest and most holistic medical system existing system that originated in India about 5000 years ago. The word "Ayurveda" is composed of two Sanskrit words: 'Ayu' which means LIFE or EXISTENCE, and "Veda" meaning knowledge or wisdom. Ayurveda is more than a medical discipline, is the "Art of Healthy Living". A system that considers the individual as an inseparable whole, consisting BODY, MIND and SPIRIT. Health and wellness are the result of a life that sustains the harmony and balance at of levels of the. Ayurveda is an academic discipline and its 8 branches of expertise are; general medicine, general surgery, gynecology, psychiatry, nutrition, obstetrics, pediatrics and gerontology.
Does knowing and following the recommendations of Ayurveda can help improve our lives?
Ayurveda considers the individual as a whole (body, mind and spirit) but it also considers the relationship between the body and its environment. Therefore this involves also our life style as well as our daily interactions with the world. It plays much emphasis on diet, exercise, personal hygiene in addition to the daily practice of meditation, yoga / pranayama. All of which can be easily incorporated to our daily routine. It sounds a lot harder than it is and to make it easier, there is the possibility to check with an Ayurvedic Educator to help you with this; they are specially qualified for that purpose. Qualified Ayurvedic therapists normally work in conjunction with doctors to assist with treatments and educators to assist with behavior changes the doctor my recommend. Including as mentioned before a wide range of activities ranging from meditation to diets.
The benefits of Ayurveda are numerous and range from a more balanced, calm attitude towards life, to an increase in vitality and energy levels. This seems little, but results in larger, successful relationships in our lives and sense. They can also list specific benefits such as: eliminating toxins from the body, lose weight, lower cholesterol, eliminate insomnia, depression and allergies among others.
is a body of knowledge that has become very popular in the west over the last two decades. Unfortunately most of the times, people only know of its wonderful and traditional massages. Booth Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tibetan medicine have their roots in Ayurveda. Moreover, it is believed that influenced Greek medicine in its origins. Nevertheless, Ayurveda is today recognized by the World Health Organization, which also laid down the qualifications and requirements to become an Ayurvedic Professional.
Ayurveda is therefore a holistic system that uses a metabolic or constitutional model. Most importantly Ayurveda teaches the individual to look after ones own health and provides reliable and individual guidelines.