An introduction to Ayurveda

AYURVEDA IN NUTSHELL

Each and every person in this Universe should be disease free.
No one should remain sick and ill. Every person’s life should be healthy.

Can every person a live happy, long and healthy life?

Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science is originated from one of the four division of “Vedas” i.e. ‘Atharva Veda`. Ayurveda has an honourable, holistic background of Indian culture. Ayurveda, the science of life. Ayurveda, the science of medical truths from ancient India based on science, religion and philosophy.

The logic of Ayurveda prescribes a whole way of life, based on knowledge and awareness that man is interdependent with all other forms of life. Ayurveda believes that spirit is described as the intelligence of life and matter as it’s energy!

WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU

The basic aim of Ayurveda is to maintain overall health and well being. And to free every person of the world disease free. Ayurveda is “Sanskrit Word ” “Ayu” means life span. Ayu means the composition of body, soul and mind. Physio-Chemical basis (five elements of nature which are present in the body) is ‘Ayu’. Ayu means your living body. The ‘Veda’ means science which describes ‘Ayu ‘.Simply speaking, Ayurveda means the science of life. The man who recognizes how he is linked with universal life is a man who possesses a sound soul because he is not isolated from his own energies, nor from the energies of nature. But as the highest form of life.

The logic of Ayurvedic Philosophy with its insistence on maintaining nature’s equilibrium continues by observing that if a man’s spiritual health is dependant on his ability to live in harmony with the external universe, his mental health must depend on his ability to live in harmony with himself.

Ayurveda saw every illness and every form of health as part of an interlocking whole, a man’s mental condition was seen as having both a physical and a social impact. The morally ill man was also a mentally ill man. From its very origins, this science paid as much attention to the illness of the mind as to illness of the body. To calm the mind and reinforce its own balance, Ayurveda noted the ways in which aromatics, diet, even cosmetics could help sustain mental equilibrium.

A traditional form of medicine, like Ayurveda, was developed by ancient sages. So perceived the universe as a constant play of energies, which when imbalanced in the body, lead to discomfort or disease. Our role is to restore harmony to the body-mind environment.

ORIGINS OF AYURVEDA

As described earlier Ayurveda is a division of Atharvaveda. All four Vedas are said to have been originated from Lord Brahma, who is regarded as the creator of the Globe. Subsequently, the knowledge of ancient medicine of Ayurveda is supposed to have been passed on from Lord Brahma to Lord Indra, The king of God. Later on Ashwinikumar learned this science from Lord Indra. He invented the famous therapy of rejuvenation and pioneered the technique of plastic surgery. Lord Dhanvantari the disciple of Ashwinikumar. The God of medicine used the traditional and ancient science of Ayurveda for the well being of the entire society. His illustrious followers followed suit and continued the good work of spreading the message of Ayurveda for and wild.

TIME / PERIOD OF ORIGIN

This is the most ancient and rich science in the history of humanity.
Period of Veda – certainly 4000 B.C. to 6000 B.C.
Golden period – Gautam Buddha (483 B.C.)
School of thoughts
1. Atreya – 1000 B.C.
2. Agnivesha – 1000 B.C.
The treatise written by Agnivesha on Ayurvedic medicine is characterised by the seven Charakas, so it is called the “Treatise of Charaka “.
Sushrut, Charaka, Bharadvaj, Kashyap, the pillars of Ayurveda carried out the good work on earlier.

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA

1
Tri-alistic Therapy (Tri-Dosha)
2. Body layers / Body level / tissue level
Plasma and Lymph fluids
Red blood cells
Muscles
Fat and connective tissues
Bones
Marrow and Nerves
Reproductive fluids
3. Five elements of nature
Earth
Water
Fire
Air
Space
4. Attitudes of mind
Harmony (Satva)
Action (Rajo)
Inertia (Tama)
5. Four stages of life
Dharma
Artha
Kama
Moksha
6. Immortality of Ayurveda
Infinite science
All pervasive nature
Originated from mother ‘nature’
7. Dietary Habits & routine habits
8. Behaviour and mental strength

 

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