Healthy with Ayurveda
There is a rising interest for wellness offers and nutrition tips in the domain of Ayurveda – after all, they are easily applicable and provide relaxing effects to our everyday life. Yet, these ancient Indian health principles can achieve far more than just short-lived health benefits. As a holistic medical system, Ayurveda aims to achieve balance in physical and mental well-being, which prevents illnesses from occurring in the first place.
Traditional Indian healing arts
Ayurveda is, in contrast to western medicine, not a self-contained system. Rather, it is deeply enrooted in Indian philosophy and inseparable from its principles. Over the course of thousands of years, Ayurveda has been refined to a teaching that sees the human as an entity that is closely connected to its environment. This is why the focus does not lie on the mere treatment of symptoms – instead, the personal constitution of an individual, together with his/her vital energies are considered. If these are disturbed, this disturbance could lead to health issues. The foundation for this is the belief in the existence of three forms of vital energies, the Doshas, which are different in each individual – you can download the E-Book for more information on this topic. The Doshas can be influenced by external factors, though: by the five elements fire, water, earth, air and space. These influences can lead to disturbances of energy flows. Ayurveda utilises this principle to manipulate these five elements in order to dissolve existing blockages.
Healthy with Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a holistic concept that entails teachings with regards to all areas of life. The ayurvedic kitchen is popular throughout Europe and ensures a balancing of vital energies through its individual and diverse composition of ingredients. The traditional Ayurveda massages are appreciated by many nowadays as well. Here, a variety of oils containing curative herb extracts is used. Even the popular foot reflexology, which is used to stimulate certain organs by means of foot massages, has its roots in the traditional Indian medicine. In contrast, ayurvedic cleansing therapies are lesser known in Europe. These therapies should not be applied without the guidance of an experienced Ayurveda Therapist, as recommended by this Ayurveda Guide.