The ancient science has always understood health to be a coordinated functioning of spirit, mind and body in intimate relationship with everything else in creation, material and non-material.
It recognizes that human life cannot be separated from cosmic life.
India’s ancient science of Life called “Ayurveda” also recognises this.
That’s why It’s based on 7 principles.
- The unchanging Nature of Science: The basic principle of Ayurveda have never changed because they derived from universal laws of nature which are eternally true.
- The Subjective Methods of Understanding: Ayurveda recognizes that much of life is non-physical and cannot be studied objectively. In the physical world, fire can be observed transforming the structure of a substance like wood into ash (something different).
This same principle in nature works within the body to convert raw food stuffs into nutrients through digestive enzymes and stomach acids.
- The fundamental principle of Ayurveda is theory of mahabhutas or Cosmic elements: known as space, air, fire, water and earth. These elements are the basic buildings blocks of nature which are responsible for all physical existence.
- The Theory of the Three Doshas: It is the most powerful tool in Ayurveda. This theory explains how the five elements which make up physical creation dynamically combine to control the processes within the human physiology.
“vata” the principle governing all the motion or movement.
“pitta” which controls all transforming processes and
“kapha” which is responsible for cohesion, growth and liquefaction.
Without any of these processes, there would be no human life.
- Prakruti means Constitutional Type. This is the most useful tool in Ayurveda to maintain an ideal state of health. It recognizes that each human being is born with a unique combination of the three doshas and this natural balance is responsible for the physical, mental and emotional differences among people.
- Ayurveda considers seasonal changes and climatic conditions to have a particularly important effect on health. Each change of season brings shifts in wind conditions, temperature and humidity or rainfall.
- Panchakarma: The Science of Rejuvenation
The miracle of the human body is that it has a natural healing intelligence which is capable of constantly rejuvenating itself. Ayurveda offers the gift of Panchakarma, the science of rejuvenation.
In this process, the body is purified of the degenerating influence of the foreign substances, thus freeing it to naturally exercise its inherent rejuvenation abilities.
Ayurveda can help each person to create his or her own state of ideal health. When we possess the knowledge of our prakruti or unique body type, the seasonal imbalances can be easily avoided by making the appropriate changes in our diet and lifestyle.
Are you excited to know what’s your body constitution ?
Would you like to keep your self balanced in each season?
Would you prefer to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul by your self?