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Ayurveda is the science of life. It is an ancient knowledge of health and harmony with oneself and the world around us. Originating in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda has been preserved over the years by sages and healers. It is based on achieving balance and equilibrium.
Two teachings are decisive in understanding this ancient science. One is related to the five eternal elements – air, water, fire, earth and space. The second is about the three doshas and energies in the human body.
These are Vata, Pita and Kafa , and in each person they are in a unique ratio. The first dosha is responsible for air and space. Therefore, it is associated with movement and human activity.
Fire and water are the characteristics of Pita, which in turn is associated with metabolism in the human body. The third dosha of Kapha is responsible for the elements of water and earth. It in turn determines the immunity and growth of the body.
According to Indian philosophy of life, each person is born and has his own individual distribution of energies. It is responsible for the processes in his body and his path in life.
According to Ayurveda, human health is directly dependent on the balance of the doshas. A person gets sick when the balance is disturbed . And it can be restored through the knowledge that ancient science preserves.
The path to health and harmony
Ayurveda has a beneficial effect on various health problems. But it can also protect the body from their appearance.
For those who know the healing power of Indian medicine and for those who want to understand it, the good news is that they can improve under the guidance of proven professionals. And you don’t have to travel all the way to faraway India, because valuable advice and practices are available here as well.
In Bulgaria, the first Indian center is Ayurveda Clinic Bansko where natural Ayurveda treatment is applied. It is combined with a complete detox of the body through the two main methods of ancient teaching Purvakarma and Panchakarma. The convenience and comfort of the guests of the center are guaranteed in the five-star aparthotel Lucky Bansko SPA & Relax . Here they can enjoy a variety of healing practices and procedures that help the body stay healthy.
Well-established Indian therapists work in the center and in their practice use only original products. In all health methods relies on more than 30 types of oils and 120 types of environmentally friendly therapeutic agents.
Hectic daily life and stressful lifestyle lead to all kinds of health problems and stress.
That is why more and more people are resorting to alternative medicine and easy practices to help restore harmony in body and mind. Gradually, they became their philosophy and way of life. However, in order to achieve a full impact, it is necessary, at least for a short time, to completely break away from the fast pace and indulge in complete relaxation and regaining balance with the help of Ayurveda.
The clinic in Bansko offers a full purification or treatment program. Within a few days, participants receive:
- daily medical examinations
- therapies with the best Indian therapeutic oils and herbs
- intake of a decoction of spices
- organic food prepared according to the requirements of Ayurveda
- practicing yoga and meditation under the guidance of qualified instructors.
One day in an Indian center
The standard improvement and treatment program begins at about 7 a.m. with a morning yoga session within 40 minutes. Breakfast follows, which is tailored to the individual Dosha. During the first half of the day, various therapies or Panchakarma / Purvakarma procedures are usually performed.
After the Ayurvedic lunch, everyone has the opportunity to rest, after which the healing procedures are resumed. Between 5.30 pm and 6 pm, an evening examination by a doctor is mandatory . The next hour of the day, three times a week, is devoted to a lecture. Evening meals are also personal
Dosha. From 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm the late Ayurvedic procedures are performed which are performed according to the therapist’s prescription.
The evening ends with breathing practices and meditation.
Under the supervision of an Ayurvedic doctor, individual changes in the daily schedule are possible for a good effect of the therapy. The procedures and their frequency are also determined by the specialist.
Up to 30-minute walks per day everyone decides to do during the procedures. It is important to know that during the program, the energy achieved by the therapies is not recommended to be lost with active physical activity. Instead, yoga classes are every morning and evening.
Ayurveda and nutrition
Those who follow the knowledge of the ancient Indian culture are well aware that food is extremely important for the overall condition of the body. The philosophy that our health is directly dependent on what we charge it to function is widely known. The problem is that even those who have knowledge in this area can not always balance and find the best diet for them. Qualified healers who have a holistic view and knowledge of the individual can help.
However, the basic principles of nutrition can be reduced to a few most important rules. When it comes to Ayurvedic diet, it is necessary to specify that it is based on the taste characteristics of food, its impact on the body and what will be the result of the digestive process.
We have all heard the finding that, for example, chocolate provides energy. The explanation is that sweet food really increases the body’s strength, while it is the opposite of spicy foods. With them, the body warms up and so energy is taken away.
Certain foods may be beneficial for some people and not beneficial for others. Everyone can recognize the right tastes for him. And according to his personality to determine the ratio of the three main flavors – sweet, sour and salty.
Purvakarma and Panchakarma
The two procedures are inextricably linked and their purpose is to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins. They have proven their beneficial properties in many patients, making them increasingly applicable. But even those who know Ayurveda should know that the effectiveness of both methods is achieved only by following a certain sequence and control by a therapist.
Purvakarma is actually a mandatory preparation of the body for the next Panchakarma procedure. Initially, the body must be helped to get rid of accumulated toxins. Achieved by warming and massages in certain areas.
Therefore, the procedures applied in the first stage are:
- sauna and rubbing with herbs
- dousing with herbal oils
- various thermal procedures.
They are the introduction to the next stage, which aims at internal cleansing of the body.
Panchakarma combines two therapies that have a laxative and cleansing effect. The main methods are five and are also performed under the supervision of an Indian doctor. The first method is vomiting, which is done with the help of medicinal herbs.
The idea here is to rid the respiratory tract of accumulated harmful substances Very often it is the explanation for hay fever, chronic allergies, skin problems, increased stomach acidity, as well as weight problems.
The other four methods are related to:
- taking healing oils through the nose
- use of herbal laxatives
- blood purification.
Many of the toxins in the human body accumulate in the liver, stomach and intestines. They manifest in a number of diseases such as diabetes, asthma, joint problems, digestive problems, constipation, headaches, gynecological diseases and others.
The benefits of medicinal enemas are also known in traditional medicine, where the method must be applied to the patient before certain therapeutic procedures. In Ayurveda, an enema is done to rid the body of all toxins in the colon. The procedure is also believed to have a rejuvenating effect and especially good results for skin problems.
Indian alternative medicine uses oil or ghee, which is mixed with an herbal decoction to cleanse the colon. The frequency of application of the method is determined only at the discretion of the physician, taking into account the overall condition of the patient. Diseases of the digestive system, spinal diseases, overweight, sexual problems are some of the diseases that have a beneficial effect from the application of medicinal enemas.
Medicinal herbal oils in Ayurveda are also used for rinsing the nasal mucosa. This method is used when you need to clean the harmful accumulations in the neck and head. The reason for their appearance is the disturbed energies responsible for this part of the body. All rhino allergies, sinusitis, lack of smell, hair loss, voice problems, headaches, insomnia and eye diseases are just some of the diseases that respond well to such therapy.
Of the five main methods, the most specific is blood purification. The procedure is performed rarely, when absolutely necessary and under the supervision of a medical professional.
The benefits of cleansing the body have long been known to doctors. Related to this are various practices for “restarting” the body and restoring physical and mental balance.
According to the teachings of Ayurveda, the disposal of poisons helps sick people to recover and healthy people not to get sick. The explanation is simple – only in this way can a surge of new energy be achieved. Purified body rejuvenates and returns to its normal rhythm. This is the secret formula for a long and full life.