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Ayurveda, Philosophy of Life – SANTE PLUS MAG

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It is recognized as a traditional medicine by the World Health Organization. For over ten years, it has been practiced more and more alone or in combination with allopathic treatments, especially in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

At the same time science, medicine and the art of living, Ayurveda teaches us in a simple and natural way how to restore and maintain the balance between body, heart and soul by observing and respecting the Constitution and personality. .

In fact, ayurvedic medicine goes beyond simple physical and mental well-being: working at the level of subtle energies and relying on knowledge passed down from generation to generation by great masters, Ayurvedic medicine Provides a completely different concept of the human body:

According to its traditional principles, our body is animated by five basic elements (space, air, fire, water and earth), which have three types of energy. Bugs. The Ayurvedic medicine The individual places a high priority on prevention, purification and reproduction.

It is also a participatory and dynamic process in which the patient plays a key role in his well-being and balance: in Ayurveda, we do not “Treatment” People rather than disease and symptoms. This is the fundamental difference from pure allergy medicine, because when we are careful and attentive to the subtle changes in a person, diseases and imbalances disappear by themselves. Consequently, treatments are tailored to each individual and are not standard for the “utopia common man” (which does not exist because each is unique). They take into account all aspects of life: nutrition, activities, natural medicine medicine, exercise, relaxation, emotions. Thus, this whole science works entirely on man: the physical body (matter), the emotions (human relations) and the mind (intelligence), and most importantly through self-awareness or the spiritual body, primarily the vector of transformation to achieve and maintain the desired balance.

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The Bugs Define our constitution and according to everyone’s preference Error, We can identify a person’s strengths and weaknesses. These energies circulate through the body in various ways Listeners. Digestive system Fire One of them Listeners. The other is the circulatory system. Like hand fingerprints, the ratio Bugs The constitution and outcome characteristics of each individual are unique to each individual and are determined during pregnancy.

The principle of Bugs

The Error wind, Consists of space and air, The active principle of movement, which regulates the nervous system, respiration and all biological movements. When Vata Is balanced, one is energetic, happy, enthusiastic and creative; The mind is calm, clear and alert.
The Error plate, Consists of elements of fire and water, Controls all transition processes. It regulates digestion, metabolism and body temperature. With that in mind, Pita Responsible for living intellect and emotions. When the pita is balanced, you will feel satisfied, full of energy, you will have easy speech, you will enjoy good digestion and sharp mind.

The Error sputum, Consists of water and land elements, Responsible for construction. It gives strength and stability to the body and keeps body fluids in balance. a Kafa Balance gives strength, perseverance, good immune system, endurance and mental stability.
Each person works according to these principles Bugs. However, there is 2 for everything Bugs Major in its constitution or basic profile. When they are out of balance, it can lead not only to physical, but also to mental, emotional and emotional illnesses, hence the holistic approach of the human being. In Ayurveda, it is also considered that there are 3 common sources for each disease:

  • Physical imbalance
  • Mental distress
  • There is no spirituality

Ayurvedic Plants – Source: spm

The importance of nutrition

The Ayurvedic approach to food is different compared to the Western approach. In Western countries, we think in terms of nutrients, vitamins, calories, body intake, but Ayurveda has a very different way of thinking. We develop the science of six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter and textured) in which each food has a certain type of energy (heating or cooling) and the type of digestion associated with it. In Ayurvedic cuisine, balance is based on these six flavors that have virtues on the body and conscience. So in each menu, these six flavors must be mixed equally.

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In Ayurveda, the Digestion The most important. It is the cause of 80% of diseases. Every taste has an action on the body. The acid stimulates appetite, digestive system and protects the heart. Sweet is comforting. Bitter helps to cleanse the hepatic system … it is a proverb in Ayurveda “I am not what I eat, but I am what I digest .

Ayurvedic medicine also takes into account prevention and everything in daily life. Hence food is one of the pillars of Ayurvedic principles. Regarding maintaining a good physical, moral and spiritual balance, diet is one of the essential ways to control and maintain this harmony.

Modern nutrition classifies food into groups such as carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, vitamins and focuses on calorie intake. The Ayurvedic approach places more emphasis on the nature, quality and quantity of food, as well as its preparation and the different tastes it evokes. It also takes into account the constitution of the individual, his ability for digestion and food combinations.

The Ayurvedic philosophy of nutrition states: “A person who eats a healthy and balanced diet does not need a medicine, and no cure will cure a person who does not eat a healthy and balanced diet.”

So there is a common difference between modern dietetics and ayurvedic.

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