Heart health might be the most important aspect of health in Ayurveda. The ancient Ayurvedic texts refer the heart as the home of the self, the center of consciousness and therefore the mind.
This also includes feelings and emotions, among other things. In my experience, successful work with people with heart problems involves a change in their attitude toward themselves.
Therefore, a healthy heart is a goal achieved by a significant shift in perspective. Without a change of attitude, minor improvements may come.
But with a shift to a more kind, gentle, loving attitude toward themselves, people can experience total healing!
Bringing the doshas into equilibrium through a balanced lifestyle and diet makes a significant difference in a person’s ability to shift their attitude. This is the way to a healthy heart.
Keep in mind that all the doshas may be imbalanced and contributing to the problem or it may be more focused on one of the doshas.
Since the heart is the center for ojas (our vitality and immunity) and prana (our life force), it is critical that we keep the ojas and prana adequate and flowing in the body.
A regular schedule of eating and sleeping is critical, as well as getting enough sleep. Anxiety, worry, and excessive stress disrupt the normal flow of ojas in the body which facilitates the flow of nutrients to the deeper tissues of the body.
In Ayurveda, it is said that excess of work, sex, sadness, or overeating causes heart disease. These are all the things we have control over! These simple practices will make a huge difference.
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