The ayurvedic practitioner believes that we exist in the universe and are deeply influenced by it because we vibrate at the same energy frequency.
Every living and non-living organism in the universe has some connection with each other. When we attain harmony of body, mind, and spirit with the universe, we can enjoy good health. Sickness is a result of disruption or imbalance of this harmony.
What causes an imbalance in the body?
We live in an atmosphere that influences our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual states of mind. Our well-being is assured if we remain in sync with the universe. What affects the harmony of the body?
- Sometimes we are born with birth defects and genetic influences. There is nothing we can do about it, which can cause sluggish energy levels and imbalance in the body.
- Physical or mental injuries can disrupt natural energy flow in the body. This is one of the leading causes of feeling fatigued and exhausted
- Climate and seasonal changes also influence the balance between our bodies and the universe.
- The emotional state of mind influences our rationality, physical and mental health
- Our age does not permit us to remain strong and energetic forever.
You have to keep your body healthy and energetic according to your unique body constitution. It is the physical and mental characteristics of Prakriti that rule us. Ayurvedic practitioners say that the Prakriti remains steady always. Is this true? Not always, because the accumulation of waste products and improper digestion of food can influence it. We all have a specific constitution that is predestined at birth and this affects our body functioning.
Health can be maintained with supervision, feel the experts. All it requires is a disciplined lifestyle, a good healthy diet, yoga asanas, chanting, and meditation. Control your erratic stress levels to keep the body balanced with nature. Three Energy Systems influence us in the body called doshas. These impact the body’s functions deeply. Balance the doshas at all times to stay healthy. A person suffering from severe acidity, having allergies, or suffering from a frequent red angry rash on the body indicates an imbalance dosha.
To keep the doshas balanced stay away from:
- Poor diet
- Excessive physical exertion
- Mental strain or acute stress
- Exposure to germs and infections
- Absorption of chemicals or toxins
The universe has five basic elements that make up our human body
These five elements are responsible for the three life forces called Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha, or Kapha Dosha. Our body is basically in control of these doshas. The ayurvedic practitioner explains that there is one predominant dosha in our body and this influences our health.
How is the Prakriti or constitution of a human being affected?
Prakriti rarely changes and remains the same. Sometimes constant exposure to certain factors brings about some subtle changes:
- Seasonal changes
- Improper dietary pattern
- Lack of nutrition
- Indisciplined lifestyle choices
- Day and night
- Environmental toxins
More about Ayurveda
Ayurveda firmly believes in the prevention of disease by building up a strong immune system. This ancient science of healing recommends staying healthy. This is done with the help of nourishing and ditching plant extracts and other natural therapies. Ayurveda does not believe in waiting for sickness to happen. The Ayurvedic practitioner works at strengthening the body from the insides. He makes active efforts to prevent different sicknesses and diseases.
Lifestyle changes, massages, yoga, herbal extracts, natural therapies can influence physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance in the body. Ayurveda is a traditional ancient healing science practiced in India. It is a part of our cultural heritage.
What Happens when you go to an Ayurvedic practitioner?
You need to be ready for loads and loads of questions regarding your food habits, and daily routine. He will assess your lifestyle, job, family, medical history, personal likes and dislikes as well. An extensive questioning of your work and exercise schedule is made. Mental health and relationships will help the therapist recommend corrective therapy for you.
The Ayurvedic Practitioner Assesses the Person in Three Ways:
1) Darshan or observation: The keen eye of the ayurvedic practitioner assesses the physical health by observing the actions of the patient.Eye color, hair, skin texture, nose shape, nails, lips, and body shape
2) Sparsh or touch: The Ayurvedic practitioner touches, feels, taps, and presses different body parts. He also checks the pulse etc. All these are part of the assessment process.
3) Prashn or Questions: The practitioner makes a chart of the disease symptoms. He carefully notes its progression after talking in detail to the individual. Give him a chance to assess and understand the physical condition and mental state of mind.
Get ready to feel better and boost your immunity. The Ayurvedic practitioner will assess your troublesome key symptoms and cause for imbalance. He or she will deal with your pains, aches, and diseases positively. Herbs and natural therapies will help manage your health and immunity. Suitable remedial options are defined according to the constitution of the patient.