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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda literally means "science of life". Ayurveda is the oldest and most comprehensive healing modality. Ayurveda originated and developed in Vedic period, refined and perfected over the ages describes the fundamentals about the universe and life, diseases and medicine. Ayurveda aims to bring about absolute perfect health by harmonizing mind, body and soul. Ayurveda is about a whole lifestyle of health and well-being, purity and joyfulness for the ultimate purpose of realizing one's own nature. Prevention of disease, promotion of health and longevity are given unique importance in addtion to the curative aspect. This sacred knowledge of ayurveda was comprehensively documented by Charak and Sushruta.

According to Ayurveda, our normal state is one of health, happiness and an inner sense of wellbeing. Health is defined as the body being clear of toxins, the mind is at peace, emotions are calm and happy, wastes are efficiently eliminated and organs are functioning normally. In a busy, stressful, and toxic atmosphere, our physical and mental systems accumulate toxins causing deterioration in bodily functioning and evolving into specific and non-specfic disease, ultimately damaging the individual's health and wellness.

The Philosophy of ayurveda is based on the theory of Panchamahabhutas of which all the objects and living bodies are composed of. They are akash or ether, air or vayu , fire or tejas, water or jala, and earth or prithvi. By earth is meant the terrain of the planet, the steadfastness of mind, moral strength, and perseverance. Similarly water implies the cohesive aspect of reality which holds things together. Fire is the universal energy in motion. Space is the subtlest of all elements, which is everywhere and touches everything. Thus the five elements forms the basis of all things found in the universe, from a grain of sand to the complex physiology of every human being. The combination of these five elements is represented in the form of Tridosha, the fundamental universal energies. They are vata (combination of ether and air), pitta(Fire) and kapha(water and earth). These three doshas are bodily doshas or physiological entities in living beings. The Psychological doshas are rajas, tamas and sattva referred to as the trigunas.

Ayurveda considers the human being as a combination of Tridosha, Panchamahabhutas (Five Elements), Sapthu-dhatu (seven body tissues) Panchendriyas (five senses), manas (mind), Budhi (intellect), and Atman (Soul). However greater importance is attributed to the Tridosha as the primary agents of disease. For every individual, each dosha has a unique quantity, quality and action in the physiology. The doctrine of ayurveda aims to keep these structural and functional entities in a functional state of equilibrium to attain absolute perfect health. Any imbalance due to internal or external factors results in disease and restoring the equilibrium through various techniques, procedures, regimen, diet and medicine is the course of treatment. Ayurveda considers human beings as a microcosm of the macrocosm, yet the treatment has to be individualized.