Ayurveda-The Sphere Of Health
Ayurveda has a concept, Swasthyavritta concept, the sphere of health. This is defined by a periphery formed by following preventive concepts:
DINACHARYA ( Dina- day, Charya- schedule)- Daily schedule
Ayurveda advocates daily healthy living. Is a comprehensive system of general HEALTHY DAILY routine for everyone. Includes everything that you should not miss in a day – early morning water detox, brushing teeth, mouth-pulling, Kohl application (Kohl is made by grinding stibnite and have the similar purposes to charcoal used in mascara it is oilier and smudges quickly, even if you wash applied part the duration can be days), bathing, meal structure, sleep pattern, types of clothes and shoes that should be worn etc.
According to Ayurveda, health is not something that you dig for and find one day, is something that is earned day to day.
RITUCHARYA (Ritu- season, Charya- schedule) – Seasonal Schedule
Ayurveda also recognizes the deteriorating role of seasonal changes in the human body. It is a very elaborate system of disease prevention and seasonal body detoxification.
Ritucharya not only helps to avoid the debilitating effect of seasonal changes but also helps to reduce the rate of aging and offers modifications that help the body to easily adjust to the seasonal changes, without falling sick.
* Seasonal modification of Diet and Lifestyle
It includes variations of dishes, fruits, vegetable and meat that should be consumed in different seasons. It also includes lifestyle factors like a healthy pattern of sleep and exercise.
* Seasonal Body Cleansing Therapies
It includes seasonal Panchkarma(five action/five treatments, is ayurvedic healing for cleansing, detoxification, rejuvenation) that helps to balance the dosha (physiological factors) according to the seasonal changes. It also includes Ayurvedic massage, Ayurvedic bath, and other Ayurvedic body works for different seasons.
* Seasonal Fasting Routine for better digestion and immunity
Fasting is an extremely important factor for a healthy mind and body. Every season has distinct health requirements. Fasting helps to relax the digestive system and provides time to clean the toxins from the body. Is an integral part of Hindu religion, which is basically derived from Ayurvedic seasonal health practices.
ACHAR RASAYANA ( Achar- behavioral, Rasayana – health supplement ) – Health Supplement Behavior
According to Ayurveda, the mind is the supreme controller of the body and exercises absolute control over it. Therefore, if the mind is trained to be attentive and calm, it can protect the fine balance in the physiology of the body, irrespective of the external environment.
According to Ayurveda, anger causes PITTA imbalance and disorders related to the liver, blood, and skin. Stress and anxiety can damage the nervous system, digestion, memory, concentration etc. Therefore, if we are able to prevent the physical, social and mental causes for disturbing emotions, we will be able to encapsulate a flawless state of health.
Modern psychotherapy defines the role of behavioral therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in maintaining mental health. Achar Rasayana is nothing but a compilation of daily CBT therapy for ensuring the perfect mental health, is a physical, social and spiritual code of conduct that helps to prevent emotional disturbances due to anger, greed, misery, guilt etc.
Ayurveda is not information bound science is a subject to realization, therefore, for a true understanding of Ayurveda, let us meditate and get synchronize with our body and mind.
The Wisdom Is Inside Us!
Healthy and Happy Life through Ayurveda
“ Prevention is better than cure “ is a golden thought for all systems medicine. It is interesting to note the aim of Ayurveda highlights the importance of prevention.
* The aim of Ayurveda as stated in Charak Samhita *
Swasthasya swasthya rakshanam / Preserve the health of the healthy (first)
Aturasya vikara prashamana cha / And ( also ) cure the disorders of the sick.
Imagine a society where there is an intense focus on the prevention of diseases. Such a society will hardly have sick people. This approach immediately reduces the burn of medical treatment on the government and the people.
In Vedic times, physicians were paid to keep people healthy. Ayurvedic ethics prohibit consultation fee as life-saving advice should be free and available to everyone in need. This approach transforms the orientation of the medical community.
It prevents the doctors from becoming the scavengers who would feed out of the sickness of people.
Ayurveda has the most extensive system of prevention. It is not disease focused, but health focused.