Adopting Ayurveda in Daily Life for Better Health | AIB
If you want to learn to eat healthier and incorporate more vegetables into your diet, Ayurveda may be of interest to you.
Ayurveda is the traditional form and the oldest healing system in India that treats the body, mind, and spirit as one unit. Its origins date back to the Vedic era, or more than 6,000 years ago. The concept of life according to Ayurveda is not only limited to the body or its symptoms but also includes the mind and spirit.
Ayurveda holds the principle that foods are more than proteins, carbohydrates, and fat. In fact, an ancient Veda hymn openly says that “Food is Brahma” (Creator God in Hinduism) means the food is consciousness. When we nourish ourselves through food, we are not only feeding our body, but also our mind and spirit.
Throughout history, Ayurveda has had a strong influence on ancient Greek medicine, Chinese medicine and Tibetan medicine, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. Currently, Ayurveda is the most obvious and widely used alternative medicine in the West. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Ayurveda is the most complete traditional and alternative medicine system in the world.
Ayurveda maintains that the causes of diseases come from the loss of the healthy balance (of the integral unit) of the being, or doshas, or lack of conscience, of each. The curative foods are those that contain high concentrations of the natural chemicals of plants, responsible for their taste and color, such as green vegetables. Ayurveda emphasizes the influence of the flavors of food on health, key to the complete nutrition of body, mind, and spirit.
According to Ayurveda, everything that can be eaten classified as six flavors: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent and bitter. Since, if your daily diet includes these flavors, you will achieve a wide variety of healthy and nutritious components. Healthy food is a celebration of life; Unfortunately, because of the pace at which we live, eating has lost all sense of celebration.
Therefore, the next time you go to the market choose healthy foods, listen to the needs of your body and what you think will nourish it avoiding the toxic, sick and disintegrate.
In essence, it could be affirmed that Ayurveda is the medicine of the conscience, perfect help and tool of health for entire life.