Ayurveda is an ancient holistic science of healing. Ayurveda is a 5000-year old science derived from Vedic philosophy. The word Ayurveda is derived from two words: Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge. Thus, Ayurveda literally means the science of life.
Health and disease are defined very well in Ayurveda that life is a manifestation of mind, body and spirit. Body and mind are prone to suffering, this to remain healthy, efforts required to be taken for maintaining synchronization among all the elements and then only one can get longevity and disease-free life.
By practicing the principles of Ayurveda, one can achieve a balance of doshas and have a harmonious life.The 3 doshas (also called humors) are similar to the 3 energies from the environment wind, fire and earth.
These energies are related to movement, transformation and structure in our body. Balanced doshas are critical for mind-body harmony whereas imbalanced doshas are responsible for disease, as evidenced by today’s stressful lifestyle.
A healthy diet and lifestyle suitable to one's dosha or constitution along with different herbs can restore the harmonious rhythm in life.
Ayurveda creates vibrant health and longevity through sattvic (pure) foods & herbs,massage & body treatments,pranic breathing and yoga and a consistent daily routine personalized to your unique constitution or dosha.
These tools help release toxins accumulated in the body and restore the healthy balance.
To start with, we need to have a basic understand Ayurveda through our lenses. There are few foundational tools to understand the laws of nature in Ayurveda and identify various states of balance and imbalances of health and provide the treatment accordingly.
Panchakarma is a Sanskrit word that means “five actions” or “five treatments”. This is a process used to clean the body of toxic materials left by disease, poor nutrition and environmental toxins. Normally the body has the innate ability to efficiently process and remove these waste materials, including the vitiated doshas.
However, due to one’s repeated dietary indiscretions, poor exercise patterns, lifestyle, and genetic predisposition, the digestive enzymes, metabolic co-factors, hormones, and agnis which regulate the body’s internal homeostasis become disorganized. This can lead to the accumulation and spread of toxins throughout the physiology resulting in disease..
This waste matter is called ama in Ayurveda. Ama is a foul-smelling, sticky, harmful substance that needs to be completely evacuated from the body. Panchakarma will remove the excess doshas and correct imbalances in them as well as eliminate the harmful ama out of your system through the body’s own organs and channels of elimination (colon, sweat glands, lungs, bladder, urinary tract, stomach, intestines, etc). Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level.
समदोष समाग्निश्च् समधातु मलक्रिया:। प्रसन्नात्मेन्द्रियमन: स्वस्थ्: इत्यभिदीयते ॥
आयुः कामायमानेन धर्मार्थ् सुखसाधनम । आयुर्वेदोपदशेषु विधये परमादर ॥
हिताहितं सुखं दुखं आयुः तस्य हिताहितं। मानं च तच्च यत्रोक्तं आयुर्वेदः स उच्यते॥
स्वास्थरम् स्वास्थ् रक्षण । आतुरस्तु विकार प्रश्मनन च ॥
Panchakarma can help to de-stress the body, get rid of fatigue and cure digestive problems.
Your mind and body are connected to one another. A negative effect on one is bound to affect the other. Panchakarma provides for deep relaxation as well as introspection, removal of accumulated toxins and negative thoughts and fill your mind, body and spirit with renewed, positive energy.
Panchkarma helps in removal of accumulated toxins and cleans your channels, it improves your jatharagni hence increasing your digestive power and ultimately your overall health and well being.
Common skin ailments include acne and rashes for which Panchakarma can offer long term relief by detoxing your internally and externally, and nourishing you with healthy food support and herbs.