Ayurveda is a form of medicine that was developed and
practiced in India over 5000 years ago. One of the main philosophies of
Ayurveda is to prevent diseases and ailments before they occur by making better
lifestyle choices. By bringing balance to the mind and body Ayurveda hopes to
heal the individual long term by not only addressing the symptoms of a disease
but its root cause.
In today’s times people have longer life spans and live more
sedentary lifestyles. This means that they get very little exercise in their
natural work. This is why it is important for individuals to make time to get
proper exercise. Increased work pressure and rising expenses have also
increased the overall stress level that an individual experiences. This is why
Ayurveda’s holistic approach is so effective even in these modern times.
Despite the fact that Ayurveda is an ancient science its
findings and principles remain true even today. There have been very few
conventional studies conducted to quantify or prove the effectiveness of
Ayurvedic treatments however the personal testimony of several individuals who
have tried these treatments goes to show that Ayurveda can be very effective.
When Ayurveda is combined with the physical aspect of yoga
like hatha yoga or iyengar yoga an individual will see drastic improvements in
their health and overall well-being. Modern medicine only addresses health
problems when an individual starts to show negative symptoms. Ayurveda
encourages a way of life that will keep ailments at bay and keep the individual
‘Prevention is better than cure’ is a popular modern saying.
This succinctly encapsulates that Ayurvedic philosophy. By making simple
changes to your diet: when you eat and what you eat you can improve your health
and your life.