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How Ayurveda works
How does Ayurveda work? One significant concept in Ayurveda is the concept of balance.
In Ayurveda, health is more than just not having an ilness. It involves a balanced
interaction between the emotions, mind, body, actions, behaviour, and the environment in
which we live. All of these elements are equally significant. Balance is health in Ayurveda
philosophy. What happens when we arrive a state of balance? When we reach a state of
balance, we achieve an inner harmony that brings with it a profound contentment and state of well-being. In Ayurveda, we are healthy when all our various functions (including our digestion, metabolism, elimination and tissues) are in balance. Just as important to physical health are the states of our mind, soul and senses, which should be peaceful, calm and happy.
So, why do we become imbalanced? There are a number of reasons why we lose our
equilibrium, and therefore become ill. When we work against our nature over a prolonged
period of time, say for example; by working too much, by eating badly, or when we
experience stress and negative emotions, our health will break down and we become ill.
This is because our live energies, called doshas have become unbalanced for one or more
of these causes. When our vital energies are unbalanced over a long period of time, illness
often results. In Ayurveda, the main reason of illness is a build-up of ama, which means
toxins and waste products.
Examples of unhealthy practices in Ayurveda are:
• Drinking too much alcohol
• Wanting too many things, being greedy
• The under or over-stimulation of the five sense organs, including
listening to loud piercing noises, including some music.
• Living in unhygienic conditions
• not getting enough sleep
• exposing yourself to excessive cold in winter or heat in summer
Ayurveda teaches us that all illness affects both the body and the mind and that you never
treat either in isolation. In other words, if you treat the body you have to treat the mind also and visa versa. That is why, if you go to an ayurvedic doctor with a problem in your stomach, he will ask you questions not only about your stomach but about your feelings and your state of mind. Ayurveda is a holistic system.Another characteristic of Ayruveda is that it is very individualized. In the west we take the view that all people are the same, so we treat illnesses but we don’t have specialized treatments for individuals. A doctor with 5 heart patients will give those 5 patients the same medicine if they have the same heart condition. In Ayurveda, each patient is different. An ayurvedic doctor will take into consideration the state of the mind, spirit and physical health of each individual. Therefore, Ayurveda is very individualized treatment.
To repeat: Ayurveda believes that health is not just the absence of disease. Health is the
balanced functioning the body, the mind, the emotions, and behavior, and our balanced
interaction with the environment in which we live. Illness results when our energies become unbalanced, and when there is a build up of negative energies, called ama. Ayurveda believes that when one part of the body is ill, the whole person must be examined, not just the diseased part. In Ayurveda there are different treatments for different people, because each person’s situation is different.
The purpose of Ayurveda medicine is to ensure that we can avoid serious disease, by
understanding how we become ill and by avoiding unhealthy practices. When we do become ill there is a wide range of treatments that help the body to heal itself.
I will now talk about some practical aspects of Ayurvedic treatment. The first objective of
Ayurveda therapy is to restore any imbalance between the vital life energies. It is believed
that in order to attain optimum health and wellbeing, we need to increase our awareness and respect for our spirit. What do we need to do?
• First, we need quiet time in our lives. Sitting quietly for half an hour every day
helps to increase our awareness of our self. Do not keep your emotions and feelings
locked up inside you, write them down or discuss them with a friend. Every day find
some time to meditate to unite the mind, body and spirit.
• Second, we must have a healthy diet, eat the right foods, and adopt a healthy
lifestyle. Choose good food that looks and tastes good. Eat in a calm atmosphere
and think about what you are eating. Try to eat at the same time every day and eat
slowly and chew your food thoroughly. It is best to allow three to six hours between
mealtimes, to give your system time to digest the previous meal. The largest meal of the day should be lunch and should be taken between 12 and 1pm. Dinner should be a lighter meal and is best eaten no later than 7.30pm.Only eat food that is in season and do not eat protein with starches.