AYURVEDA

Introduction of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient medical science The word Ayurveda comes from two root words in Sanskrit, Ayur meaning life or life span and Veda meaning knowledge. The science of Ayurveda, thus, literally means the complete knowledge of the totality and longevity of life. Ayurveda the 'science of life', or longevity, is the holistic alternative science from India, and is more than 5000 years old. It is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence, forming the foundation of all others.

Though Ayurveda, or Ayurvedic medicine, was documented in the sacred historical texts known as the Vedas many centuries ago, Ayurveda has evolved over the years and is now integrated with other traditional practices, including yoga.

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It is one of the world's oldest holistic ("whole-body") healing systems. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

Principles of Ayurveda :- TRIDOSHA VATA , PITTA & KAPHA

According to ayurveda, each of us has a unique mix of energies , which creates our specific mental and physical characteristics. The three doshas are known as: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

In Ayurveda, there are three basic types of energy principles known as the Doshas- VATA , PITTA & KAPHA. In many ways, the doshas are the building blocks of the material world. All three of them can be found in everyone and everything, but in different proportions.

The balance of these three doshas defines one's constitution or "PRAKRUTI". These doshas also fluctuate in accordance with how we live our lives and as they increase or decrease they cause different conditions in the body and mind. This is called "VIKRUTI".

Pitta energy is linked to fire, and is thought to control the digestive and endocrine systems. People with pitta energy are considered fiery in temperament, intelligent and fast-paced. When pitta energy is out of balance, ulcers, inflammation, digestive problems, anger, heartburn and arthritis can result.

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Vata energy is associated with air and space, and is linked to bodily movement, including breathing and blood circulation. Vata energy is said to predominate in people who are lively, creative, original thinkers. When out-of-balance, vata types can endure joint pain, constipation, dry skin, anxiety and other ailments.

Kapha energy, linked to earth and water, is believed to control growth and strength, and is associated with the chest, torso and back. Kapha types are considered strong and solid in constitution, and generally calm in nature. But obesity, diabetes, sinus problems, insecurity and gallbladder issues can result when kapha energy is out of balance.

Understanding a patient's doshas (prakruti) can help determine that patient's risk of developing certain diseases or health conditions.

Know Your DOSHAS(Body Type)

DIGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Ayurveda has eight ways to diagnose illness, called Nadi (pulse), Mootra (urine), Mala (stool), Jihva (tongue), Shabda (speech), Sparsha (touch), Druk (vision), and Aakruti (appearance).

Ayurveda tends to stress attaining vitality by building a healthy metabolic system and maintaining good digestion and excretion.

Ayurveda understands that each person is unique and as a result, each person's path toward optimal health is unique Disturbances in any of the three major doshas are addressed by a range of Ayurvedic treatments, including herbal remedies, dietary restrictions, yoga, massage, meditation and breathing exercises called pranayama. When the body and mind are in harmony, normal physiology is restored and healing takes place.

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. In Sanskrit, the word yoga comes from the root yuj which means "to add", "to join", "to unite", or "to attach" uniting the body, mind and soul. Yoga restore balance by helping to strengthen our body, calm our mind, regain our focus and improve self- confidence.

Yoga is more than 10,000 years old. The earliest mention of the yoga is found in the Rig Veda, in Nasadiya Sukta.

Major branches of yoga include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. Raja Yoga, compiled in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and known simply as yoga in the context of Hindu philosophy, is part of the Samkhya tradition. Many other Hindu texts discuss aspects of yoga, including the Vedas, Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita.

Hatha Yoga as preparatory stage of physical purification that the body practices for higher meditation.

The word Hatha is a compound of the words Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon, referring to Praana and Apaana, and also to the principal nadis (energy channels) of the subtle body that must be fully operational to attain a state of dhyana or samādhi. It is a strong practice done for purification.

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PRANAYAM

Pranayama is the alert awareness of breath , the life force that energizes and calm the body. The term is derived from the Sanskrit, prana, meaning "life force," and ayama, meaning "extension." Pranayama is an essential part of yoga. It is said pranayama cleanses 72,000 nadis or channels in the body. It helps in cleaning the blood and the respiratory system. The deeper breathing cultivates the blood with oxygen.

It is believed that when the Prana is not capable of moving freely in the body - due to blockages in Chakra or nadis - a person begins to invite sickness. The concept of prana and its consequences on a person's well-being has more to do with the mental state, and the emotional health of an individual. Interestingly, just the way we breathe may affect the way we feel things as well as our mental health. Therefore, pranayama is a simple practice of many breathing approaches and asanas that promote sentimental, mental and physical well-being.

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MEDITATION

Meditation is a practice where a person operates or track the mind or activate mode of consciousness to allow the mind to engage in calm and harmonious thoughts.

Meditation gives you deep rest.The rest in meditation is said to be very deep, one can say deeper than deep. The benefits of meditation are diversified. A calm mind, good concentration, clarity of approach, improvement in conversation, inner strength, and relaxation are some results of meditating regularly.

Meditation can also help us to figure out our own mind. We can learn how to change our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful. Conquering negative minds and harvesting constructive thoughts is the purpose of the changing meditations found in the Buddhist tradition. This is a deep spiritual practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated in meditation.

Energy Healings

Pranic healing

Pranic healing is a claimed energy healing system founded and promoted by Choa Kok Sui (1952–2007), a Filipino entrepreneur and philanthropist of Chinese descent. The healing modality claims that prana (energy) can heal ailments in the body by contributing to the person's energy field.Sui has also stated that pranic healing is like acupuncture and yoga in that it treats the "energy body" which in turn affects the "physical body".

Pranic Healing utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body's energy processes. Prana is a Sanskrit word that means life-force. This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health.

Pranic Healing is a simple yet powerful & effective system of no-touch energy healing. It is based on the fundamental principles that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the ability to heal itself and that the healing process is accelerated by increasing this life force that is readily available from the sun, air and ground to address physical & emotional imbalances. A Pranic healer can draw Pranic Energy or Life Energy from the surroundings."

Pranic Healing requires no drugs, gadgets, not even physical contact with the subject. Physical contact is not required because the practitioner is working on the bioplasmic or energy body and not directly on the physical body. This energy body, or aura, is the mold or blueprint that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. It is the energy body that absorbs life energy and distributes it throughout the physical body, to the muscles, organs, glands, etc. The reason Pranic Healing works on the energy body is that physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions in the aura before manifesting as problems in the physical body.

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Reiki Healing

Reiki is a form of energy healing developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, Reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions all around the world.

It is a healing technique which is based on the principle that the healer can channel energy into the patient by just a touch, in order to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things. Ki is flowing in everything that is alive including plants, animals and humans. We receive Ki from the air we breath, from food, sunshine, and from sleep. It is also possible to increase our Ki by using breathing exercises and meditation. When a person dies, their Ki leaves the physical body.

The cause of health comes from the Ki that flows through and around the individual rather than from the functional condition of the physical organs and tissues. It is Ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them and therefore is responsible for creating a healthy condition. If the flow of Ki is interrupted, the physical organs and tissues will be affected. Therefore, it is a break in the flow of Ki that is the main cause of illness.

An important aspect of Ki is that it responds to ones thoughts and feelings. Ki will flow more strongly or be weakened in its action depending on the character of ones thoughts and feelings. It is our negative thoughts and feelings that are the main cause of constraint in the flow of Ki. All negative or dis-harmonious thoughts or feelings will cause an interruption in the flow of Ki. Even Western medicine admit the role played by the mind in creating illness and some Western doctors state that 98% of illness is caused directly or indirectly by the mind.

Therefore, our negative thoughts are not just in the brain, but also gather in various locations in whole body and in the aura. The locations where negative thoughts and feelings collect is where Ki is confined in its flow. The physical organs that exist at these places are blocked in their functioning. If the negative thoughts and feelings are not eliminated quickly, it results in illness.

The great value of Reiki is that because it is guided by the Higher Intelligence, it knows exactly where to hit and how to respond to blockage in the flow of Ki. As Reiki flows through an unhealthy area, it washes away any negative thoughts or feelings lodged in the senseless mind/body thus allowing a normal healthy flow of Ki to resume. As this happens, the unhealthy physical organs and tissues become properly cherish with Ki and begin functioning in a balanced healthy way thus replacing illness with health.