by Harsh Shah on Oct 15, 2022


Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old life science ("Veda") and holistic medical system from India. Ayurveda is based on the concept of doshas, or constitutions, which comprise everything in Nature, from the seasons to the time of day to our constitutions. There are three doshas in Ayurveda: Kapha (Earth + Water), Pitta (Water + Fire), and Vata (Air + Space).

Ayurveda is an ancient practice that has produced results for thousands of years in natural medicine. Ayurveda's primary goal is to improve health through holistic approaches to healing. It is possible to gain personalized health benefits by pursuing Ayurvedic training. The first step in any training program is to learn the fundamentals.

What Exactly Is Ayurveda?

The term "Ayurveda" is derived from two Sanskrit words: "Ayuh," which means "Life" or "Longevity," and "Veda," which means "Science" or "Sacred Knowledge." As a result, Ayurveda's definition translates roughly as "the science of longevity" or "the sacred knowledge of life."

Ayurveda is, at its core, a holistic tradition and way of life that can assist each of us in claiming and celebrating our capacity for wellness. Ayurveda can assist us:

  • Connect with our true inner nature
  • Recognize and build on our strengths
  • Concentrate on our problem areas
  • Redirect negative tendencies
  • Maintain your equilibrium in the face of adversity.

In other words, Ayurveda is more than just taking a herbal formula and hoping for the best. Ayurveda, on the other hand, encourages you to be an active participant in your healing journey.

An Overview of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is more than just a popular alternative medicine practice. It is a holistic healing system unlike any other. Ayurvedic medicine, which is thought to be over 5,000 years old, teaches us to see the world through the eyes of the elements or doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Everyone is born with a combination of these three doshas, according to Ayurveda. The first step toward achieving your ideal state of balanced, natural health is determining your primary dosha. If you don't know your Ayurvedic body type, we recommend you take our free dosha quiz.

This entails learning about your relationship with the elements and the unique combinations they produce known as doshas, which we will discuss further below. First, let's look at the history of Ayurveda.

A Brief History of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine is thought to have been practiced for over five thousand years, during the Vedic period of ancient India. The earliest known references to Ayurveda and its sister science, Yoga, were found in scholarly texts known as "the Vedas" at the time.

Ayurveda flourished as the Vedic texts were taught and shared, but this was followed by a nearly thousand-year struggle to remain relevant in the aftermath of India's political struggles with various invading countries, most notably the British Empire.

Despite this, those on the periphery of society who practiced Ayurveda kept the tradition alive until India's independence in 1947. Ayurveda then resurfaced as a major healthcare system that is still practiced in India today.

During the 1980s New Age movement, Ayurveda began to spread westward, aided by the growing popularity of yoga and Eastern spiritualism.

Ayurveda has gained popularity among a growing population of health-conscious individuals in the United States and around the world, thanks in large part to the teachings of respected physicians and herbalists.

Ayurvedic Health Definition

The Sanskrit word for health, Svastha, refers to a state in which the mind, soul, and senses work in unison to create a sense of Self, wellness, and even bliss. This may appear to be a lofty goal, but Ayurveda provides a treasure trove of elegant and insightful tools to assist us in getting there.

What Can We Learn From Ayurveda?

According to Ayurveda, our being has five dimensions. Physical, spiritual, energetic, mental, and intellectual are the five dimensions. Each dimension of self affects the other, just as a river flows into a sea and clouds from the sea feed the river. All diseases can be defined as systemic imbalances in this context.

Ayurveda recognizes that health and self-esteem do not begin and end with what we consider "an individual." Our interaction with nature and the world around us is a never-ending cycle. We are interwoven into the community of life in the same way that the five levels of humans are. Ayurveda will consider the quality of a person's relationship with nature as part of the qualitative assessment of a person's health as a result of this understanding.

According to Ayurveda, our health is linked to the health of everyone and everything around us. It teaches us about three different types of disease and suffering. Those that are directly related to the self's body and mind, those that are caused by other living beings, and those that are not related to the first two, such as a rock falling on your head. Most Ayurvedic practitioners believe that all three of these are caused by personal karma.

Leaving aside the more esoteric concepts of past lives' deeds, we can easily see karma at work in our lives every day. Karma is defined as action. Every action has a corresponding reaction. We are more likely to become ill if we do not maintain a healthy lifestyle. Simple action and response. This same understanding of action and reaction can be applied to actions involving other beings as well as actions performed by yourself.

"You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger," said the Buddha. When anger arises and we cling to it or act on it, this is considered negative karma. If we are the type of person who clings to anger, we will always be enraged and will soon develop a variety of pita-related diseases. If we act on our anger, we will create a pattern in our psyche that will cause us to become angry more frequently. This, too, would cause an imbalance, which would eventually manifest as a disease.

When we examine the karma of anger from an Ayurvedic perspective, we can see that our anger can affect our health in ways other than the immediate effect on our body. An employer yelling at an employee is one example. Any number of external negative consequences could occur for the employer, but let us assume that the employee was saddened by this experience and is no longer as happy at work. Modern research has shown that by simply sharing the same room, one person can influence the autonomic, endocrine, and immune functions of another through olfactory influences and visual empathy.

AADAR has always tried to balance Ayurveda and nature in its medication practice that  would then become a systemic element within us, affecting the health physically, mentally and emotionally as well. AADAR has Ayurvedic view of karma that teaches us that every thought, word, and deed affects our health and, ultimately, the health of the biological community as a whole.

Today World Student Day as we celebrate Dr. APJ Adbul Kalam Sir’s birth anniversary w idolized him and try to contribute good health and happiness via the path of Ayurveda that brings goodness and positivity in people's life.

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