Notes from this week’s episode:
Ayurveda is the traditional science of life. Though the title may sound unfamiliar, the teachings of Ayurveda quickly really feel comfy and intuitive as you begin to be taught extra about your particular person nature and the way and why sure meals, environments, habits and seasons make you are feeling higher or worse.
A pure system of therapeutic for physique and thoughts
The Charaka Samhita is taken into account one of many oldest and crucial writings on Ayurveda, states:
“The physique and that which known as the thoughts are each thought of to be abodes of illness, and likewise of well-being. The reason for well-being is their harmonious interplay.”
Ayurveda at all times sees the thoughts and physique as interwoven and inseparable, any problem with our well being entails each our physique and our thoughts.
There is no such thing as a “good or unhealthy” physique sort. Everybody has a singular nature with its strengths and skills. When out of steadiness, all of us expertise challenges in bodily and psychological well being associated to our structure, or dosha. Ayurveda teaches us methods to flip in direction of steadiness with our life-style, food plan, and pure treatments.
“We now have to comply with the legislation of nature.” Dr. Vasant Lad
To comply with the legal guidelines of nature, we have now to know them, and perceive how they apply to us.
Starting with understanding the 5 parts: earth, water, fireplace, air, and ether and the way they mix in us and the whole lot round us.
The 5 Components
Ayurveda acknowledges the 5 parts (Pancha Mahabhutas) – earth, water, fireplace, air and ether.
The 5 parts kind our physique sort, our thoughts sort, our meals, local weather, and our surroundings. All the pieces is constructed from various combos of the 5 parts.
These parts mix to kind three main energies or doshas: Vata (house and air), Pitta (fireplace and water), and Kapha(water and earth). Understanding the interaction of those parts and doshas is the core educating of Ayurveda.
The three Doshas
The three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, are the organic energies or forces that govern the physique and thoughts. Every individual has a singular mixture of doshas, generally known as their Prakriti or structure.
Vata is shaped from air and ether
Pitta is shaped from fireplace and water
Kapha is shaped from water and earth
Vata is the power motion
Pitta is the power of metabolism, or transformation
And Kapha is the power of construction, it’s the framework and glue that holds issues collectively.
The Tridosha concept of Ayurveda states that well being is maintained when the three doshas are in a state of steadiness, and illness happens when there’s an imbalance. Ayurveda goals to determine the doshic imbalances and restore steadiness by way of varied therapies and life-style changes.
A return to pure residing
We live so removed from the legal guidelines of nature that we get sick, and we do not know why, it comes as a shock to us as a result of our instinct will get buried beneath pushing by way of.
The three doshas that kind our particular person make up carry the ideas of the weather that kind our universe and the world round us.
We’re fabricated from the weather of nature. As soon as we perceive this, we will begin studying concerning the habits, practices, and meals that finest assist our psychological and bodily well being.
All of us have the 5 parts inside us. All of us have some fireplace, air, water, earth and ether, however we every have them in various proportions and that’s what creates our distinctive doshic make up, or structure.
Ayurveda is about nourishment on all ranges in order that we may be nicely in order that we have now power and peace of thoughts to look into the deeper which means of life.