What is Ayurveda?
“Ayurveda or Ayurveda medicine, is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. In the Western world, Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated in general wellness applications and in medical use. Ayurveda therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds.
Ayurveda names three elemental substances, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease.
Ayurvedic doctors regard physical existence, mental existence, and personality as a unit, with each element being able to influence the others. This is a holistic approach used during diagnosis and therapy, and is a fundamental aspect of Ayurveda. Another part of Ayurvedic treatment says that there are channels which transport fluids, and that the channels can be opened up by massage treatment using oils. Unhealthy channels are thought to cause disease”. Source: Wikipedia
What does Ayurveda mean to me
For me, Ayurveda is more than just a philosophy.
It contains all kinds of easy practices for feeling happy and healthy in your daily life.
Ayurveda meals are very tasty, spicy and light to digest.
Preparing and cooking food gives me great pleasure.
I love to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal with myself or with others.
Every now and then I pamper myself with a warm oil massage.
It gives me a wonderful intimate, relaxed and healthy feeling.
I pay attention to my body by doing body exercises and by taking regular brakes through meditation.
All this doesn’t take much time so is easy to incorporate this into my daily life schedule.