Updated: Jul 10, 2020
Live a healthier, fuller life by practicing Ayurveda, the traditional Eastern medical practice aimed at balancing the body. Not sure where to start? Medicine Kitchen can help kick start your Ayurvedic lifestyle. Let's have a look at just some of the benefits...
Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems.
Every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth.
These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. They are Vata dosha (space and air); Pitta dosha (fire and water); and Kapha dosha (water and earth).
Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. But one is usually stronger than the others. Each one controls a different body function. It’s believed that your chances of getting sick -- and the health issues you develop -- are linked to the balance of your doshas.
1. Improved Concentration
An Ayurvedic lifestyle is grounding, which allows focusing more in the present and worrying less about the future. When we slow down, we get to better know and understand our bodies and the way in which our natural constitutions require balance. A balancing diet and lifestyle sooth our minds and allow for easier, more focused concentration. Mental balance is no less important than physical balance; Ayurvedic practices are designed to promote both.
Working under pressure, as most of us do, aggravates vata and produces stress. This vata imbalance affects the joints first, which makes sense that we often notice high stress levels by sore, clenched jaws. Through diet and lifestyle, Ayurveda alleviates stress.
3. Revitalizing energy
We all do things that unbalance our bodies and minds, which lead to sluggishness and lethargy. Coffee and other stimulants might work in a pinch, but Ayurveda offers a comprehensive, long-term approach to revitalizing energy. Ayurvedic practices and routines help ensure that we get enough rest. Cleansing practices like Panchakarma help eliminate toxins and heaviness so that we feel fresh and alive throughout the day.
When you are relaxed, you feel comfortable and content in mind and body, which is an important benchmark for physical, mental and spiritual balance. Whether using self-massage practices or pursuing a professional, therapeutic massage, these practices, especially when enhanced with Ayurvedic oils and various heat sources, help remove excess vata that causes stress.
We wear the signs of our health on our faces. Through maintaining a healthy balance between vata, pitta, and kapha, we reduce the anxieties that wear out our bodies. This balance not only promotes a healthy, youthful body; an Ayurvedic lifestyle also promotes a healthy, youthful mind as we age. By being mindful of what we eat, the way we live, and the way we handle stress, we can maintain and promote the balance in our lives so vital to the dynamic expression of life.
An Ayurvedic lifestyle produces numerous benefits that are wonderful for enriching your life
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