Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘The Science Of Life’. Ayurveda has been evolving in India for more than 5000 years and is also known as the ‘Mother of all Healings’.
Ayurveda is, first and foremost, the science of self-healing. This means that Ayurveda offers every individual the knowledge and tools to heal themself of most major health ailments. In other words, Ayurveda offers us the possibility of becoming our own best doctors, if we choose to be. The alternative, of course, is to remain reliant on others for your health and healing, thereby fostering a dependency that disempowers us from truly taking control of our quality of life
While Ayurveda has many health benefits related to the mind and body, some of them are listed below:
You Are Encouraged To Love Yourself And Get A Greater Understanding Of Your Place In Life
Self-love is central to Ayurveda, as practicing Ayurveda effectively requires accepting who we are in the moment. Ayurveda provides us with an understanding of who we truly are through the doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each person was born with a unique ratio of the doshas, resulting in our body’s shape and size, mental and emotional tendencies, likes and dislikes, and personality. Realizing our natural mind-body constitution that these qualities are central to who we are, and that we were born to exist in the world uniquely, leads to self-acceptance.
Toxins In The Body Are Reduced & improving your Digestion
Everyone responds to detox in their way and some take longer time to respond depending on bodily factors. Foods ensure you maintain a healthy balance of body tissues. You can also indulge in therapeutic massages performed with herbal oils, and practice Yoga. Likewise, consume Ayurvedic herbs like turmeric, Ashwagandha, Triphala, ginger and neem that eliminate toxins and rejuvenate your organs and tissues.
You Learn To Clear Up Energy
The Ayurvedic approach to increasing energy involves:
- Honing a natural sense of inner alignment to feel more alive and inspired.
- Honoring our bodies while listening to, trusting, and following our hearts.
- Learning to refine our diets, our practices, and our very way of life to more fully support the whole of who we are.
- Living in harmony with the seasons and the broader cycles of nature.
Reduced Stress And A Greater Sense Of Well-Being
Ayurveda offers holistic stress and anxiety treatments by including using herbal supplements and oils, specific and guided massage techniques, a specific diet that is organic, and Yoga and meditation with controlled breathing exercises. Yes, being under severe stress for an extended period can trigger anxiety and panic attacks in people, in addition to causing other physical ailments. If you start noticing that stress is having an undue negative effect on your mental peace or physical health, you should consult an Ayurvedic practitioner. Stress management in Ayurveda will help you effectively cope with daily stressors.