Ayurveda has been practiced to heal people for centuries now. The benevolent power and grace of this ancient system of knowledge has helped many to strike the balance across body, mind and soul. The ayurvedic treatments and techniques focus on eradicating your body of toxins and creating a healthier environment for you. Ayurveda treatments in India and spa treatments are renowned and most trusted since this form of medicine is known to have its roots here. Ayurvedic treatment centres in India are many and visited by people from across the globe.
The rishis believed that everyone and everything is made of five elements that interchange and morph into that which can be seen, touched, heard, tasted, and smelled. The most fundamental element is space. It is also called Akasha and is the first manifestation of pure awareness. As space becomes more condensed, it becomes a notch more manifest as air. As air moves quicker a friction is created and transforms itself into fire. In the human body it is connected to metabolism, digestion, and hormone functions. This fire melts everything into a liquid state and this liquid is the water element. This water then solidifies into Earth element. Earth has qualities of solidity, coolness, moisture, and density.
These are the fundamental elements that overlap with each other, combine, and continually fluctuate in all of manifest creation.
Tri-Dosha or Three Humors: Specific combinations of the elements are called Doshas and categorized as Vata, a combination of air and space, Pitta – water and fire, and Kapha, earth and water
The Dhatus: The dhatus are translated as tissues. Ayurveda recognizes seven main tissues. The 8th tissue is formed only if the first seven have been properly formed and is called ojas. Ojas is what gives a healthy glow to the skin, and the experience of natural happiness and bliss in individual life.
Agni: These agnis are like small flames that help transform tissues, transform food into energy, and transform food into waste products called malas.
Malas: Malas are feces, urine, and sweat. These toxins are called ama. In order to eliminate ama, therapeutic detoxification procedures called panchakarma are recommended.
Immunity and the Mind- Body Connection:
Ayurveda believes in the deep interconnection between the mind and body. Whatever is happening in the physiology affects the mental and emotional state and in turn effects the mental and emotional state affects the body. This is why ayurveda emphasises the importance of having a balanced lifestyle. The first approach is to understand your outlook on life. If there are emotional issues then counselling along with ayurvedic therapies would be recommended. In case of weak immunity then natural probiotics and special diet is recommended. Meditation and yoga would be advised to people under stress.