Ayurveda – How great science it is !

Ayurveda is science of life, it is not just medical science. Ayurveda teaches us how one should lead the life so that one remain ever healthy till his or her death. Accoring to Ayurveda, life is not just human body but Life is a combination of senses, mind, body and soul. So it is clear from this definition of life that Ayurveda is not only limited to body or physical symptoms but also gives a comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and social health .

Ayurveda believes that every person is Unique. Ayurveda sees a strong connection between the mind and the body. The understanding that we are all unique individuals enables Ayurveda to address not only specific health concerns but also offers explanation as to why one person responds differently than another. That is why one’s food may become poison for another person and vice a varsa.

Ayurveda considers human being as just little element of nature and strongly believes that if there is any change in his surroundings, there is also a change in action or behaviour of an individual (YATHA PINDE TATHA BHRAMNADE) so one also has to understand mother nature perfectly. Ayurveda believes that every thing in Universe is made up of 5 basic elements (AAKASH-space, VAYU- movement, AGNI- fire, JAL-water & PRITHVI- base],- known as PANCH MAHABUTA, of course their proportions may differ from one life to another. Their adequacy or inadequacy alone or in combination can lead to different physical and mental activity (MANODAIHIK VRITTI, mano-mind, daihik- Physique, Vritti- tendency) among different persons. That is why one key does not suit all locks, that means one therapy does not suits all, different therapeutic approaches required to different people. PANCH MAHABUTA generally considered as structural basics of Ayurveda

Another unique thing about Ayurveds is a TRIDOSH concept which is considered physiological aspect. TRI means three and DOSH means that gets disturbed (very easily, very frequently). The three doshas are VAAT, PITTA and KAPHA. VAAT governs all our micro and macro movements that can take place inside our body, PITTA governs all intracellular and extra-cellular metabolic activities of our body while Kapha provides watery medium to conduct all metabolic and transportation activities inside our body. These three doshas can be easily disturbed by our daily activities- may be due to our AAHAR (Food), VIHAR (Movement), VICHAR (Thoughts) and AACHARAN (Behaviour).

All doshas have their 5 divisions and different properties which are beyond the scope of this small introduction.

Ayurveda also believes that field is more important than the seed. If field is good, seed will definitely give good crop. If we consider our body as a field that we keep it in its purest form – no disease can occur.