The Benefits of Ayurveda
Ayurvedic healing promotes balanced health, longevity and thriving throughout one’s life. It maintains vibrant health through optimal nutrition/ diet, exercise, yoga, sacred self-care practices, healthy digestion and a harmonious mind/body/spirit in accordance with your unique constitution.
One of the reasons that I love Ayurveda is because there are an array of self-care habits that you can do on a daily basis to prevent illness and to move from surviving to thriving in your life. I don’t know about you, but I want to thrive not merely survive and feel healthy and empowered in my life. When we’re healthy and empowered, we become a force to be reckoned with and don’t need to rely on other voices of authority like doctors. We become our own voice of authority and health advocate by practicing daily healthy habit routines/ rituals.
Ayurveda literally means the science of life. It’s a 5000 year old holistic system of medicine that is indigenous to and is widely practiced in India. However, it’s becoming popular in the US and other countries because of the yoga revolution that’s taking place. Ayurveda and yoga and considered sister sciences and are interrelated.
To sum up Ayurveda, it’s about living in alignment with the cycles of nature and the circadian rhythm. When we live in tune with nature, we activate ecstatic well-being. The practice of Ayurveda is designed to promote happiness, health and creative growth. Ayurveda helps the healthy person to maintain health through proper diet/nutrition, breathing, rest, exercise, digestion, elimination, healthy relationships and a healthy balanced mind. Ayurveda helps a diseased person regain health.
Ayurveda promotes longevity and thriving throughout one’s life. Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle helps one gain lustar, radiance and re-ignites passion for life. There are many life- affirming daily routines or rhythms called dinacharya that are designed according to your individual constitution that enhance your vitality and balance your overall health.
Ayurveda is not a one size fits all approach to health and is based on three doshas or constitutions called vata, which means air and ether, pitta, which means fire and water, and kapha, which means, earth and water. Knowledge about your constitution is essential for balancing your health and well-being. Ayurveda believes that in order to truly be healthy, you must be balanced in your mind, body, and spirit. It is a way of living in tune with nature in order to thrive into your old age.