Ayurveda – A Path to Perfection
Ayurveda is an ancient science of more than 5000 years. It is a unique, environmentally friendly medicine that heals all diseases. At the same time, it is a philosophy of man and space, a worldview, a way of life. It is inextricably linked to yoga.
Ayurveda was born in India when the sages sought out how to achieve the perfect health so that they could fully indulge in their spiritual activities. For Ayurveda, the body is like a temple, and good health allows the spiritual development of man. The main idea in Ayurveda is to achieve a long and healthy life for at least 120 years.
This will allow Moksha’s insight and perfection – the highest degree of setting goals in human life. This is the last stage in Ayurveda – the spiritual release and the search for spiritual values.
According to Ayurveda, the road to Moksha passes through three other stages of the purusha. The first is Dharma – it is the striving for righteousness and moral values. The other is Artha, where the pursuit is to economic values, wealth. Then is Kāma: psychological values, pleasure, love. For Ayurveda all grades are important, but Mokṣa is the degree of cultivation, it is the last one, overcoming ignorance and desires, the ultimate ideal.
Basic written testimonies
For a long time Ayurveda’s knowledge had been passed down verbally between the sages of a disciple-teacher as they began writing treatises. Over time, several basic written testimonies have been preserved, though not in their absolutely complete form. Chakara Samhita is a fundamental text that preserves ancient concepts of the human body, numerous diseases with their symptoms and therapies. There are also chapters on prevention, diet, hygiene, and medical education. The active role of the patient is seen, which is seen in a team with the doctor and the nurse.
The Samhita route is also one of the most important texts of Ayurveda, which is also of great historical value, as it has unique chapters for surgical training, procedures, tools. There are 1,120 diseases, 700 herbs for treatment, as well as dozens of cures from minerals and based on animal sources.
Ashtanga Hruja gives information about the two ayurvedic schools. One is the Surgical High School, the other is the Doctors’ School.
The tract focuses on the physiology of the body, not on its spiritual aspects, systematically describing human diseases.
There is retained knowledge of Aulveda, encoded in the West, practical guides for the use of Ayurvedic medicine. The poems there should be interpreted by a qualified Ayurvedic doctor to apply the guidelines in practice.
Ayurveda: Health is the greatest happiness
For Ayurveda, health is by itself the greatest happiness. Without him one can not really enjoy life. The sick person can not or hardly pursue goals and achieves success, the activities and communication with the people are limited, he is not fulfilled.
For Ayurveda, health is a balance between the functions of the body that are originally set by nature. This equilibrium is both physiological, and psychological, spiritual, because they are interrelated.
The balance is between three types of energies, each of which is called Dosa, and which determines the type of body and its processes. In Ayurveda they associate with the elements space, air, earth, water, fire. Vata is responsible for cardiovascular activity, breathing and movement. Questions are linked to metabolism, and Kafa is in defense and growth.
The ratio of the three energies is different for each person according to their individual peculiarities. One of the energies dominates by determining the type of body. Their balance is primarily set by nature, and when it is broken, diseases begin. That is why Ayurveda deals not only with the consequences of illness, but the treatment also includes the elimination of the causes. Ayurveda puts a special emphasis on the way we eat and the type of foods we take as protection from diseases.
By relying on the elimination of the causes, the Ayurveda physician, in addition to curing the disease, also gives the patient a personal model of his lifestyle afterwards in order to avoid illness.
Encompassing prevention and diagnosis of disturbed energy balance in the body, Ayurveda can even identify a disease that is not yet expressed with symptoms but is coming soon. This can prevent it before it develops.
Treatment with Ayurveda
Treatment with Ayurveda is applied to all diseases, and authentic treatment with Ayurveda in our country is held in Ayurveda clinic Bansko. This is the only place in Bulgaria where the Indian medical team works. Its represented by licensed and highly qualified Ayurvedic doctors and therapists, and the medical head Dr. Mahesh Garzhe is the Guru in Ayurveda.
The main units for treatment with Ayurveda are eight, and after general medicine it goes to different specialized fields and methods. Kayaking is the common medicine – it deals with body diseases. For the special treatment of children is Kumarra-Bratya and Bala Hora. Surgical techniques are Shalaya tantra. Ayurveda’s treatment of eye, ear, nose, throat and teeth diseases is the specialized Salakaya tantra.
A separate part for Ayurveda treatment has been for the diseases underlying microorganisms or alcohol. Treatment with Ayurveda for antidotes in poisoning is also applied.
The next area in which Ayurveda is used is Rasiaana – a tantra that rejuvenates. Treatment with Ayurveda is also used in people with problems to create offspring Vajikaran tantra is for reproductive health.
It is difficult to list specifically all diseases for which Ayurveda treatment is successfully administered. However, some of the more severe ones can be mentioned – tumors, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, heart disease, arthritis, gout, infertility, etc. Successful treatment with Ayurveda also applies to the “modern” problems today – stress and depression.
Detox of the organism
Applying detox to the body is an irreplaceable part of Ayurveda treatment. Detox of the body is necessary because the accumulation of poisons in the body is the basis of the disease states.
Detox of the body removes heavy metals, pesticides, free radicals. They accumulate from unhealthy food and poor diet combined with immobilization in our present day. These poisons in the body that form slags are called Amma. They become a sticky layer in certain areas of the body.
This layer impedes the functions of the body, disturbs the energy balance and causes illnesses. The body can not dispose of this harmful sticky substance by itself, and therefore requires a detox of the body. Ayurveda achieves complete detoxification of the body mainly through diet and cleansing therapies and procedures. These body detox treatments and therapies are administered in a variety of combinations and are individual for each patient appointed by Ayurvedic Doctor after examination and diagnosis.
Detox of the body is recommended to be preventive. So healthy people will keep their health because they will eliminate the root of the disease. Applying detox to the body has a very visible effect – people are toned, rejuvenated and beautified.
Purvakarma and Panchkarma
Body purification is done in two ways – Purvakarma and Panchkarma. Their healing effect is recognized by international medical seniors – by the World Health Organization. Purvakarma and Panchakarma are combined, with the exact combination of different procedures being assessed by the Ayurvedic doctor for each patient. Purvakarma and Panchakarma are accompanied by Ayurvedic diet.
Pourvakarama is a complex of external purification procedures that take away toxins from the surface layers and move zones with poisoned poisons. Purvakarma prepares the body for internal cleansing through Pancakarma therapies. Purvakarma practices massages, saunas, bathing, thermal procedures. The method also uses healing oils and herbs. Part of the effect of Purvakarma is that the skin clears, rejuvenates, tightens and becomes more elastic.
In translation the word Panchakarma means five (Pancha) and action (Karma). Panchakarma is a method of internal cleansing of the body through several types of laxative and cleansing natural therapies. Each of Pancakarma’s procedures is recommended for the appropriate energy balance and certain diseases. In Panchakarma, a procedure for blood purification may be performed, albeit rarely, at the discretion of the Ayurvedic Doctor.
Eating in Ayurveda
Ayurvedic feeding is especially important. Food gives the body the energy to live with. Depending on its type and diet, it can help but can harm it or it is not helpful. If, for example, food is made from organic products but if it’s not tasty, it will not be useful, it will not give the body the energy it needs.
It is not allowed in a meal to mix raw vegetables and fruits. Accepted meals should take into consideration the body type, and lunch is the main meal, the dishes in which all six tastes are sweet, salty, sour, spicy, bitter and bitter. In the evening, lighter meals are taken.
Also dishes should be made from fresh produce and consumed within 3 hours after they are cooked. The preparation itself should be with positive thoughts in a clean room with clean clothes. Laying out is like a ritual – it should look beautiful, serving has to be loving. At the very consumption, thoughts should be entirely in the food, calm and excluded external influences.
In Ayurveda, the food is three kinds according to the energy charge. The first one is of goodness – a food with a sata guna. These are products with juicy, pleasant flavor and aroma. These include pear, apricot, watermelon, aronia, orange, grapes, mandarins and others. These include walnuts, ginger, corn, carrots, cereals, lentils, dairy products and more.
The food of passion is rajas gun. Here are foods with too strong a taste or smell – hot, acidic, salty, spicy or hot food. Here are some vegetables and fruits – zucchini, salads, cucumbers, lemon, peach, almond, hazelnut, sunflower seeds, coffee and green tea.
The third kind is the charge of ignorance – food with Tamas guna: products that were not fresh or dishes made by them were cooked more than 3 hours prior to eating. Charge of the ignorance is carried by can foods, semi-manufactured, alcohol, meat, fish, mushrooms, eggs, bread, and more.