Natural Health - Ayurveda
Healing Health Benefits of Ayurveda
‘Health is a word that embraces the body, mind and spirit’ James West
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is ancient system of mind-body medicine that originated in India thousands of years ago. Medical science is just beginning to accept the deep nexus that exists between the mind and body. Ayurveda continues to be one of the most effective and powerful holistic natural health therapies.
Ayurveda is much more than simply a system of treating sickness. The word ‘Ayurveda’ means Ayur (life) and Veda (knowledge). Ayurveda is designed to help you enjoy good health and vitality as well as live life to your fullest potential.
Ayurveda is governed by two underlying principles: The first rule says that our minds and bodies are inextricably interwoven. The second principle states that the mind possesses the ability to heal and cure the body. Once you bring harmony to the mind, the mind is capable of extending that balance and vitality to the body.
A significant feature of Ayurvedic natural health therapy is that it’s a highly personalised system of treatment. The practitioner will first ascertain your medical history, symptoms and lifestyle before recommending appropriate treatment.
Ayurvedic medicine is usually derived from plants and minerals. The therapist may also suggest a balanced, colourful and flavourful meal consisting of all six required properties: Sweet, spicy, pungent, sour, bitter, salty and astringent. Ayurveda also recommends restful and mindful eating for maximum benefit.
Ayurveda works best when you combine a healthy diet with a suitable lifestyle. Ayurveda involves eight different natural health strategies and focuses on balancing the three elemental energies in the body: Vata (air), Pitta (bile) and kapha (bile). Ayurvedic treatments incorporate diet, sleep and information on lifestyle.
What are the benefits of Ayurveda?
Ayurveda helps you attain a healthy mind-body balance as well as promotes physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. At the same time, Ayurveda lays emphasis on preventing disease and sickness.
This form of natural health therapy is designed to rid the body of toxins and cleanse the organ systems. Ayurveda helps promote overall healing and wellness. The resulting balance in elemental energies and elimination of toxins helps purify the ‘Pranic field’ or personal energy field.
Additional natural health benefits include an improved immunity system, enhanced resistance to disease and a healthier digestive system. A healthy digestive process helps eliminate waste products and metabolises the food components in the right way.
Ayurveda helps the body balance physical, mental and emotional energies for optimal health and vitality.