Ayurveda, the ancient Science of Life & Holistic Treatment originated many centuries ago inIndiaand since then, its principles and concepts have been practiced all over the world. Today, with the mushrooming of ayurveda resorts, retreats, spas and ayurvedic centers, it is becoming increasingly easy for the common man to gain an access to the wonders of Ayurvedic treatments and practices not just inIndia, but the world over.

Holistic Self & Ayurveda

What sets apart ayurvedic principles from most others is that Ayurveda looks at a person in a holistic sense rather than just a physical sense. The external health of a person is considered to be directly proportional with his / her internal health and overall wellbeing. This is the reason why, Ayurveda stresses on adopting a healthy & balanced Ayurveda lifestyle.

Achieving a balance between Ayurvedic doshas

According to Ayurveda, a person can enjoy good health and a feeling of wellbeing if his / her mind, body and soul are in perfect equilibrium and in sync with nature. An essential part of ayurvedic treatment is to achieve a balance between the three constitutional doshas which are present in every individual – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These doshas reach a level of imbalance largely due to increased stress levels, incorrect eating habits and a destructive lifestyle. Leading an Ayurvedic Life is the solution.

Switch to Ayurvedic Lifestyle

An Ayurvedic Lifestyle is one that promotes good health, assists in eliminating impurities from your body, and helps us to be happy and healthy despite the problems and stress of daily life. By following the principles of ayurvedic life, each one of us can cleanse our bodies of all toxic wastes (ama), and aim at achieving complete happiness.

    • Eat healthy, fresh and well cooked food at the same time, everyday.
    • Restrain from drinking, smoking and any other habit that takes you away from nature.
    • Look for ways to reduce stress from your life.
    • Practice meditation and yoga to broaden your mind and liberate your body.
    • Go to sleep latest by 10pm and wake up by 6am, everyday.
    • Keep a cool mind and always think positive.
    • Go for walks and introduce an exercise regime into your daily life.

Knowing Your Body

In order to benefit from the principles of Ayurveda and start adopting them into your life, it is recommended to begin by understanding the construction of your body. Once you know which doshas are most prominent in your body and require maximum balancing, you can take the necessary corrective steps in terms of what you eat, how you eat and how you live your daily life.

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About the Author

Dr. Sonica Krishan is an Author, Freelance Health Writer, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant at Herboveda and Holistic Healing Coach based at Chandigarh, India. She has a Bachelor’s in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery and also an Advance Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga.  She has authored three natural home cure books: Herbal Healers, Home Remedies, and Healing Through Ayurveda. You may contact her at sonicakrishan@gmail.com or visit her website http://www.herboveda.co.in.

Note – Information presented in this article is solely for the purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult a qualified health professional. dic treatments and principles to treat health problems.