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Ayurveda- The Human Science Of Good Living

Ayurveda, the science of Life, has a unique way of care. The basic principles of Ayurveda are very close to nature, derived from natural principles and is in harmony with each and every tone of nature. This is really interesting to know how this science has evolved in such a way that it is not a compartment system, but as a whole, it ensures the overall, multi dimensional or multiplanar balance of human life.

What are the basic things required for a good living. Forget the kuxury. There are essential components required. We need so many positive things for good living. Fortunately we are blessed with so many things, but the question is, are they able to provide us a good living?

Where will we get inights about good living? Take the case of food. The food matters a lot in maintaining health which is essential for good living. How a good food menu can be drafted according to the need of a person, age, geography, digestive power, likes and dislikes, season, time and many more? There are certain principles for that. These are well explained in Ayurveda.

This is just an example. The diet, activity, behaviour for maintaining a positive health and tips for good living are there in this science. As we believe, Ayurveda is not just a traditional or ancient healing system of India. It explains well about the way a person has to live. This healthy way of good living prevents illness, promotes health and longevity. Ayurveda explains about an internal functional balance that keeps everyone healthy. If there is an imbalance happening in our body due to many factors, there begins the illness. In the initial state, we have to make some changes in our diet and activity, otherwise known as ‘Pathya’, which itself can cure the condition. If necessary, there are medicines and treatments which can again help to get back the functional balance in the body.

Toxins make everything dirty. So cleansing means reomving the toxins. There are toxins getting collected in our body. Being a biological machine, there will be waste materials produced at the end. Normal cleansing system in our body is very active to eliminate these toxins through urine, stool, sweat and breath. But sometime our body produces more toxins due to unhealthy inputs and poor metabolism. These toxins get accumulated in the deeper tissues and this may gradually create the functional imbalance and end up with diseases. Hence an extra support is required for the body to eliminate these toxins and to maintain the cleanliness. Ayurveda has a unique way of cleaning the body by eliminating these deep tissue level. This is a therapeutically assisted cleaning process. The body is supported with the principles of nature to bring back the lost balance. This detox process, or cleansing technique is known as Sodhana chikitsa. For that, there are five simple process called Panchakarma.

All for good. The objective of each and every point mentioned in Ayurveda is for Good Living. Let us go back to the principles of nature and blend with that for good living.


Ayurveda For Detox

Ayurveda For Detox

Ayurveda science of life, since the time immemorial  teaches and give directions about the dos and don’t for a healthy life. Human body being a part of nature is made up of panchabhootas or Five basic elements .These five basic elements constitute Three doshas namely VATA PITTA AND KAPHA, to manage the functions, maintenance and well being of the body. This three doshas in equilibrium keeps the body and mind in good health. Unhealthy food habits, improper daily routine,stress,use of alcohol, and other toxins affect the equilibrium of these dhoshas. Which eventually result in diseases. So in order to prevent the body from disease we have to maintain the equilibrium of these dhoshas in our body. Ayurveda is the science which help the human body to maintain homeostasis by eliminating the toxins and correct the derranged dhoshas.Detoxification means clearing out the factors which affects the equilibrium of dhoshas. Panchakarma therapy is specially designed to reduce stress and to detox .Thus imparting healthy body and mind.




Universal Health Coverage Day 12/12/2015

‘Health is a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – Definition by WHO on health.

New global coalition of more than 500 leading health and development organizations worldwide under the guidance of WHO is urging governments to accelerate reforms that ensure everyone, everywhere, can access quality health services without being forced into poverty. The coalition emphasises the importance of universal access to health services for saving lives, ending extreme poverty, building resilience against the health effects of climate change and ending deadly epidemics such as Ebola.

Many of the health issues that threaten human life is man-made. New viruses and organisms with high resistance to antibiotics create epidemics and eats away major portion of government health care funds. Human body has become less resistant with low immune functions. Modern fast life, stress and food habits contaminated with chemicals and pollutants play in vital role in the reduced immune functions.

A paradigm shift in spending of government funds in preventive health care is needed at this juncture. Along with inoculation programs and efforts to improve the public hygiene especially in third world countries, a focus on spreading the benefits of Yoga and Ayurveda in preventive health care has to be promoted.

Ayurveda explains about good health practises in daily as well as seasonal climates to prevent diseases. The DINA CHARYA and RITHU CHARYA explained by Ayurvedic texts are very relevant and universally accepted. Do’s and Don’ts in daily life with special attributes physical as well as mental health can prepare our body to fight better to such organisms and conditions.

There are many harmless herbal medicines that can work as antioxidants and immune boosters which are cheap, environment friendly and purely natural. These can be prepared out of ingredients available in one’s own habitat. One such example is Turmeric (commonly called as Haldi in Hindi and Botanical name; Curcuma Longa). Regular usage of raw turmeric boiled in water can prevent virus attacks and can improve immune function. Latest research claim that turmeric has the capacity to prevent cancer in human beings.

Yoga and meditation is proven to improve body functions and reduce stress. Regular practise of Yoga can regulate metabolism and prevent many auto immune diseases. Yoga improves and corrects impaired metabolism and strengthens our system to prevent diseases.

Chaithanya Ayurveda Retreat, situated in Alleppy, Kerala practises a blend of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation. Chithanya believes in natural living and provides only pure and organic food to guests and promotes the principle of natural living.

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