Why is Ayurveda Important?
11 Jan 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It is believed to have been developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.Below given Why is Ayurveda Important
It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. But treatments may be geared toward specific health problems.
Ayurveda Majorly Focuses on:
- The connection of the forces of the universe with a living being.
- The driving force of the life itself, the Doshas. The Doshas are known to be present in everybody in different aspects and ratios.
- Also the constitutional aspects of a body, known as its Prakriti.
Ayurveda works on natural treatments, medication, and remedies for ailments inside of people’s systems. A lot of medicines created with the proportionate addition and subtractions of naturally found herbs and spices are included within Ayurvedic treatments to treat the ailing Doshas in a human.
Why is Ayurveda Important:
1. Improved Concentration
In our contemporary world, with the speed of travel, the overload of information, and the constant, mechanical noise that pervades our lives, it is easy to become distracted, to find our minds disquieted and anxious. When we slow down, when we get to better know and understand our body and the way in which our body’s natural constitutions require balance, our mind follows this lead.
A balancing diet and lifestyle sooth our minds and allow for easier, more focused concentration. Mental balance is no less important than physical balance, and Ayurvedic practices are designed to promote mental balance as much as physical.
Much in the same way our minds lose focus, we stress. Working under pressure, as most of us do, aggravates vata and produces stress. This vata imbalance affects the joints first—and isn’t it so that we often first notice high stress levels by a sore, clenched jaws? Ayurveda, through diet and lifestyle, alleviates stress. These practices ameliorate vata imbalance and soothe pitta.Ayurveda has a comprehensive, long-term approach to revitalizing energy.
3. Revitalizing Energy
It is so easy in this world to shirk sleep when working toward a deadline, to unmindfully eat foods out of season or even too late in the evening. We all do things that unbalance our bodies and minds, and this leads to sluggishness and lethargy.
Coffee and other stimulants might work in a pinch, in the short term, but Ayurveda has a comprehensive, long-term approach to revitalizing energy. When we understand our natural dosha, our constitution, we can determine how to balance ourselves. A vata person doing vata activity is overloaded with vata, and, could benefit from more elements of pitta and kahpa to balance this excess vata.
Grounding and relaxing vata types is vital to maintaining healthy skin and hair, to preventing stress, and to revitalizing energy. It is so easy to get out of sorts, and being mindful of our body’s natural constitution helps us to restore the balance that leads to relaxation. When you are relaxed, you feel comfortable and content in mind and body, and so this is an important benchmark for physical, mental, and spiritual balance.
Abhyanga, body massage, is also important for relaxation. Whether using self massage practices or pursuing a therapeutic massage, these practices, especially when enhanced with Ayurvedic oils and various heat sources, helps remove excess vata that causes our stress.
Have you ever known a person who seems to have aged beyond their years? We say that they lived a hard life, meaning one of great stress, a life of significant physical, mental and spiritual imbalance. We wear the signs of our health on our faces.
Through balancing doshas, maintaining a healthy relationship among vata, pitta, and kapha, we ameliorate the very stresses and anxieties that wear out our bodies. This harmony not only promotes a healthy, youthful body; Ayurvedic medicine also promotes a vibrant, dynamic mind, even as we age.