Ayurveda: A Way of Life
by Dr. Diksha Tiwari on Mar 25, 2020
The word “Ayurveda” is derived from the Sanskrit language. The term “Ayur” in Sanskrit means “Life” and the term “Veda” means “knowledge”. According to the literal meaning of the word “Ayurveda”, one can understand the system of life. As Ayurveda is an old term method it has been evolving according to modern times and to meet the evolution of the human being. Ayurveda can be termed as a logical & practical method that helps to connect with the Earth & ourselves. Ayurveda is changing and so we are, try to adapt it into your lifestyle.
Ayurveda is often recognized as an “Energetic form of Medicine'' because of its respect towards understanding the fundamental quality of life i.e Prana. Tridosha is the stepping stone of this system which consists of three major forms of Prana (intelligent energy). The three forms are Vata (Movement), Pitta (Transformation) and Kapha (Cohesion) which govern the psycho & physiological functions of the body. It supports the natural form of health & happiness. Ayurveda is a unique blend of three forms which determines our individuality for who we are.
People often tend to get confused about Ayurveda as a food or a single method to follow. But it’s not, Ayurveda is a way of understanding nature on your own. Once you know your nature then it’s easy for oneself to understand different foods, herbs, climate changes & therapies which suits your life and metabolism. You have an option to choose the foods that support your health & lifestyle. Random food choices may result in fatigue and illness. There is no such concept of “ Good or Bad “ food as each and every food affects different people in different ways. Through Ayurvedic lifestyle, a person gets the knowledge about which food brings him good health and which brings bad.
In the olden text of Ayurveda i.e Caraka Samhita, it is mentioned to adapt the Ayurveda in our local culture, climate, food & medicine. If we follow the old scriptures and text about Ayurveda we must infuse Ayurveda as a lifestyle in our daily lifestyle which will indeed give us the best present of the health system to prevent severe disease. That is the reason Ayurveda is not about food or herbs, it is about viewing your life in a whole new way and that’s why it's called “Ayurveda A Way of Life”.