Health means Being established in One’s Self
– Ayurvedic wisdom –
Ayurveda – Ancient Wisdom for Perfect Health
Ayurveda is a holistic healing system developed in ancient India to increase the understanding of the human body, mind, and spirit.
It organizes the elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth into three body types, or doshas. Although each person is unique, one of these doshas will be dominant in their constitution and will need to be balanced on a regular basis.
Maharishi Ayurveda, the holistic approach for perfect health, is a traditional ayurvedic approach that includes all the natural and healthy aspects of modern medical science. (More on: www.vedamed.de)
Some ayurvedic principles are:
Proper Diet, proper Life
– Caraka Samhita, classical ayuvedic textbook –
Diet: a proper balanced food, eaten at the right times and in the right amounts, plays a great role in human health. Food has a nourishing, protective and healing effect on our body. It should be fresh, balanced and full of pranic energy. Health insurance starts in our kitchen.
– Lord Chesterfield –
Morning hour: the first hour of the day is the most important for the whole day. The way we start our day sets the pattern for the rest of it. There is a lot of knowledge in both ancient Ayurveda and modern science about the beginning of the day.
Follow a proper routine of rest and activity. You will never change your life until you change something you do daily, so the secret of our success is found in our daily routine. Such as:
• Go to bed on time (around 22 h) and get up early
• Have regular meals. Have your main meal at lunch time. Eat a light meal without animal protein for dinner
• Have time for yoga and meditation
Yoga is the ancient spiritual discipline of various body postures, asanas, created to develop physical flexibility, strength but also to enliven the subtle energies of the body, calm the mind, awaken and balance the prana as well as settle the emotions.
Yogic exercises integrate all aspects of existence: body, breath, mind and spirit and they are very important for human health, beauty and balance.
There are a lot of benefits from practicing yoga asanas but here are some that have been proven by reasearch:
Yoga promotes self- healing, removes negative blocks from the mind and toxins from the body, it enhances personal power, increases self-awareness, helps with attention, focus and concentration, reduces stress and tension in the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, it has also been shown to rejuvenate and energise.
Yoga asanas should be moderate, done in peace and silence and on an empty stomach. The best time is in the morning, after your morning hygiene and before your meditation time. Only 15-20 minutes a day can bring you benefits for your health and well-being.
Change Starts from Within
Meditation is a spiritual practice for purifying mind and body and it is a very important tool for reducing stress in daily life.
Stress is often called a 21st century illness and it is related to many psychosomatic diseases. It leads to sleeping disorders, hormone imbalances, gain or loss of weight, depression and anxiety, heart complaints, skin diseases, memory problems and even cancer.
Nowadays it is hard to escape stress. Everything is so busy and moves fast, we are surrounded by so much important and unimportant information and news, daily tasks have become more and more time and energy consuming. Our brain and consciousness are constantly under attack from thousands of inputs, expectations and reactions and we are becoming overloaded with stress.
Like we clean our body and teeth every day to stay healthy, we have to do something for our mind and soul to remain mentally and emotionally healthy. The faster the world moves, the more important it is to slow down and come back to our inner self.
Meditation is a very effective solution. Dive deeply into your Self. Come back to your source of perfect health, the level of silence, peace and creativity. Find deep within yourself what truly makes you happy and fulfilled. Comprehensive research has shown that the best and most effective form of meditation is Transcendental Meditation.
Practice meditation. You will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.
– Paramahansa Yogananda –