Ayurveda therapy/practice gives emphasis to prevention of ill-health and to healing.
Ayurveda therapy/practice gives emphasis to prevention of ill-health and to healing. Nicholas Falconer

Ayurveda therapy used to purify and rejuvenate body

THIS week I thought I would give all readers an introduction to Ayurveda.

Ayurveda therapy/practice give emphasis to preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation.

It can guide every individual in the proper choice of diet, living habits and exercise to restore balance in the body, mind and consciousness, thus preventing disease from gaining a base in the system.

Order is the state of health, as defined by Ayurveda, which exists when the digestive fire (agni) is in a balanced condition; the bodily humors (vata, pitta and kapha) are in stability; the three waste products (urine, faeces and sweat) are produced and eliminated normally; the seven bodily tissues (rasa, rakta, mamsa, meda, asthi, majja and shukra) are functioning normally; and the mind, senses and consciousness are working harmoniously together.

The wrong diet, habits, lifestyle, incompatible food combinations (eg milk and fish, melons and grain, yogurt and meat or cooked honey etc), seasonal changes, repressed emotions and stress factors can all act either together or separately to change the balance of V-P-K (Vatta, Pitta, Kapha).

According to the nature of the cause, either vata, pitta or kapha undergo aggravation or derangement which affects the agni (gastric fire), and produces ama (toxins).

This ama enters the blood stream and is circulated throughout the body, clogging the channels.

Retention of toxins in the blood results in toxaemia. This accumulated toxicity, once well established, will slowly affect prana, your breathing (vital life energy), ojas (immunity), and tejas (cell metabolic energy) and result in disease.

This can be nature's effort at eliminating the toxicity from the body. Every so-called disease is a crisis of ama toxicity.

Ama is the basic internal cause of all disease, due to the aggravated doshas.

To stop the further production of ama (toxins), Ayurvedic literature suggests putting the person on a proper diet with appropriate lifestyle, habits and exercise, and administering a proper cleansing program.

Next week I will share certain practices that you can start using for the purification process as there is a need to prepare you, the body and your focus in prescribed methods to encourage the body to begin letting go of the toxins.

This is very easy when you set your mind to wanting the change. If you have questions with the terms used please do call me.

Pushpa is a certified yoga teacher. She is also a reiki master and trained in natural healing. Pushpa has travelled the world as a senior leader for life coach and motivational speaker Anthony Robbins. Contact Pushpa on 0450 582 540 or pb@kabc.com.au.