Short Essay on Ayurveda
Ayurvedic medicines heal your spirit and minds instead of just treating the affected body parts. It is based on purification of the body in a natural way and the environment created helps remove all toxins and help regain body’s natural tolerance or resistance from the diseases and help rejuvenate your body and regain your good health.
The metaphysics of the five elements that make up this universe namely: earth (prithvi), water (jal), fire (agni), air (vayu) and space (akash) form the basis of the science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda explains the constitution of human to be of three forms which are known as ‘doshas’ or the life forces. These three doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha determine physical characteristics and personality traits of a person.
Pitta dosha is believed control the hormone function and digestion, thus an increased Pitta dosha in a person will create indigestion and overheating. Such people will have heated emotional reactions.
Vata dosha controls the heart and breathing functionality in addition to the excretory function. Skin conditions are more common in people suffering from Vata dosha.
Kapha dosha is what governs your immune system and overall strength. Diseases like cancer and diabetes are likely to arise in people with aggravated Kapha dosha.
An Ayurvedic doctor or practitioner will analyze the dosha based on the systems of your disease or illness and suggest an individualized treatment to heal your body and strengthen your personality.
Vata dosha is constituted from Ether and air and thus nerve impulses, respiration and elimination are known to be regulated by this dosha. The process of transformation and metabolism is controlled by Pitta dosha which is composed of Fire and Water. Kapha dosha contains the water and earth elements and is responsible for growth, adding of body structure unit by unit and also offers protection.
Ayurveda has its popularity to the use of natural, non-invasive components used in medicines unlike the other ways of treatment which use only introduce chemicals and toxins into your body.
Ayurveda is not only based on medicines but focuses on lifestyle changes, change in diet patterns, suggesting yogic exercises, and meditation, breathing or relaxation exercises. It is known that certain chronic ailments can be treated by means of Ayurvedic way of natural healing avoiding the need for any surgery. Herbal remedies are also a part of Ayurvedic medicines which can be recommended for healing. Ayurvedic supplements help pacify one or more increased doshas in our bodies.
Thus, Ayurveda aims at aligning your body, mind and spirit in order to achieve a sound health. Yoga and meditation are known to have a positive impact on your physical condition and help relax your mind and muscles. Ayurveda insists on a spiritual way of living and gives importance to self-realization to bring real health and energy, in whatever tasks we perform. Ayurveda is a rational system of medicine and is sensitive to nature and Earth. Ayurveda has gained popularity in West also as yoga ashrams and Ayurvedic classes and programs are being introduced in many parts of the West.
Ayurveda as science involves thorough study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic systems and treatments methods. An Ayurvedic practictioner is thus well-leaned and aware of all these. Thus the healing effects and the spiritual benefits of Ayurveda makes it a holistic science which does not merely look at the physical aspects, but has the ability to deal with the changing conditions of our complex lives filled with stress and anxiety.
In the absence of this wisdom called Ayurveda, the life of people shall only get unhealthy and people shall develop state of unhappiness and spiritual confusion. Ayurveda opens the gateway to a completely renewed sense of realization where a person is able to understand his body composition and live consciously.
A person, who adopts the Ayurvedic way of living knows the right diet for his/her body, knows the way to improve the immune system. Ayurveda gives you a deep realization of the purpose and form of our existence and helps achieve the Dharma, Artha, Kamaa and Moksha. It is an excellent path to transformation of lives and enlightenment of the Prana.