Ayurveda And Your Health
If you’ve have been taking yoga classes, you may have heard about Ayurveda.
It may seem mysterious and complicated at first. Ayurveda (pronounced: “ah-yer-vey-duh”) is a beautifully complex system. But if you understand the foundation, it is beautiful and simple.
Let’s start with by knowing some simple facts about the basics about this ancient approach to improved health and wellness.
Ayurveda and Yoga have evolved
Ayurveda and Yoga have evolved side-by-side for 5,000 years. It’s roots are in the Indian Sub-continent and it’s the world’s oldest health system.
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and is associated with living life harmoniously in the body, mind and in our environment. It literally translates as Ayur- life, Veda- sacred knowledge.
Ayurveda is a holistic system
Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine and serves as a guide to healthy living. The ultimate goal of both Yoga and Ayurveda is to strive to attain a state of physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will allow us to realize Consciousness.
Ayurveda identifies five elements
Ayurveda identifies five elements that are building blocks of all matter. These elements are space, air, fire, water and earth.
Ayurveda represents 3 vital energies
According to Ayurveda, the five elements are represented in the human body energetically by the three vital energies (Doshas):
Vata (space & air)
Pita (fire & water)
Kapha (water & earth)
Ayurveda and digestive fire
According to Ayurveda, there can be no physical health without a strong digestive fire, Agni (pronounced: “ugh-nee”). Agni is what transforms nourishment into something we can use to grow and develop both physically and spiritually.
Ayurveda to alleviate disease
To help alleviate disease and maintain health, Ayurveda focuses on diet, lifestyle, and herbal therapies to balance the vital energies.
So, the next time you come across Ayurveda, you can perhaps follow these simple facts to get you started. You can create a lifestyle and diet to compliment your yoga practice, and also reap the benefits of healing therapies.
Take your practice to the next level and consider learning more about Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. Check our upcoming workshops on Ayurveda. Learn your own Mind Body composition and the foods you should be eating suitable for your mind body composition. For more information, call our studio at 905-712-9642 or email at email@example.com.