AYURVEDA ~ NATURE’S MEDICINE
Ayurveda is God’s own medicine, which the ancient Indian sages received in their elevated consciousness during intuitive meditation. Ayurveda, as a system of knowledge and method of healing, is considered as eternal, and as such has no start date. Historically speaking, Ayurveda’s transformative presence and capacity to influence mind, body, and spirit can be traced back 10,000 years.
What is interesting is that in the 21st century, Ayurveda is still alive, dynamic, relevant, and current – and is, in fact. gathering momentum as world medicine.
As medicine that heals consciousness, many regard Ayurveda as cutting edge science. Ayurveda remains very much the people’s choice, and its global spread is indicative of a people’s desire to return to wellbeing via nature.Today, Ayurvedic colleges, hospitals, clinics, and health and beauty spas are opening in every major country of this world, and more and more people are choosing to heal the Spirits’ way.
Ayurvedic principles were established by the same great seers and sages who gave the world India’s original systems of Yoga, Meditation, Chakras, and Kundalini. Crafted through spiritual intent, Ayurveda firmly contends that we all are non-physical beings having a physical experience in a physical body. Any and all healing is, therefore, the expression of our own Spirit, or Source. called Higher Self or Spirit.
Ayurveda should not be confused as merely another natural system of “fighting” disease. Eschewing a disease-based mind set; Ayurveda promotes vigorous and joyful health consciousness.
Ayurveda does this by asking us to choose health-promoting measures, such as consuming a pure, fresh, cooked diet and living by daily, nightly, and seasonal rituals or routines in our day-to-day life. Ayurveda also offers mind – body – spirit rejuvenation and immunity enhancement through transformative bio-therapies called Panchakarma. Intake of natural plant-based supplements that have been tried and tested over centuries, Yoga, Meditation, mantras, color and gem therapy are other means by which Ayurveda promotes balance, not only within the different realms of the individual (mind, body, and spirit), but also between the individual and his or her unique environment (physical, social, spiritual, cultural, etc.).
Spiritual counseling and life coaching is a main focus in Ayurveda. Ayurveda emphasizes the fact that we are all powerful Self-healing Spirit entities and not merely the overwhelmed mind and decaying bodies that we identify ourselves to be.
When we think wellness, we become wellness. When we think expansion, we create expansion. When we think joy, we become joy.
Optimistic, truth-seeking, exuberant and life-celebrating Ayurvedic medicine will leave you revitalized, and reconnected with your Source. Thanks to Ayurveda, health will no longer remain a farcical product of technology with deadly side effects, but become a real, achievable, and realistic option, courtesy the activation of your inner Self-healing power.
The Ayurveda sages teach conscious living, through which you can align your inner universe (microcosm) with the external universe (macrocosm).
Ayurveda teaches respect of nature and her eternal laws. Ayurveda balances and rejuvenates, and above all, empowers our own natural processes of immunity. Today’s physicians tend to ignore individuality. They often look at people as “livers” or “lungs” and neglect the being who hosts that liver or lung.
Ayurveda attempts to harmonize the body-mind-spirit complex by starting with the body, which is relatively stable. Balance of the mind and spirit come more easily once the body has been made firm and healthy.
Ayurveda is the product of a civilization that is deeply rooted in Mother Nature. The seers knew that all of Nature is part of the individual, since we are all created from, exist in, and return to nature.
All of us have a Mother in Nature, and only she can lead us home.
This article by Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur was originally posted on www.ayurvedalifestylemedicine.org