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  Articles » Ayurveda & Health » Article Description :
 
Ayurvedic Products, How to choose whats right for you
Posted on: Tuesday,May 17th 2011 By  India Abundance

Ayurveda is an ancient science that still proudly wears the vestiges of its roots. Many of the names and recipes of Ayurveda date back to the ancient world from which it comes, and for those who don’t know Sanskrit the host of ancient names which seem to cloak its products can be a bit overwhelming. This might make it seem difficult to determine which products are for what purposes and which ones in particular a person wants or needs. Although learning the vocabulary of Ayurveda takes some time, it is not necessary to read Sanskrit in order to find the products you need in order to utilize the benefits which Ayurveda has to offer you. With a basic understanding of the doshas, methodology of ayurvedic treatment, and a sensitivity to your own individual needs, you can more often than not find the proper product for the treatment you require.

Ayurveda understands life to be both caused by and an integral part of the universal order. Life is the fruit of the cosmos. Just as the universe is composed of the five fundamental elements, so is all of life. However, these five elements manifest in living things as three doshas, each being a union of two elements. These doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Every person is born with a doshic composition of particular ratios of these three doshas. This defines one’s fundamental constitution and is known as one’s prakruti, or nature. Similarly, everyone bears a particular disposition at each moment in time, this is known as one’s vikruti. When one’s prakruti and vikruti are identical there is health, however, when one’s vikruti strays from their prakruti there is disease. Understanding one’s nature or prakruti is important for treating disease. Restoring the balance to the doshas so that one’s vikruti aligns with one’s prakruti is the purpose of ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurvedic treatment takes two general forms. It is either purgative, working to cleanse the system of ama, accumulated toxins, or it is balancing, and works to restore balance to the doshas in one’s body. Depending on the history and seriousness of a disease or condition, different methods of treatment will be required to ultimately restore balance. If there is buildup of ama in the body, ayurvedic treatment will begin by cleansing the body of this ama, and then proceed to balance the doshas. Identifying which type of treatment you need will help you determine which ayurvedic products will be helpful for you. However, in most cases, the balancing actions of herbal treatments are enough, and there are a wide variety of such herbal ayurvedic products for every type of condition. With a little understanding of your own constitution and imbalance you can make good headway in combating most ailments. Although, you might be wondering, ‘how do I learn about my imbalance?’

Ultimately, nobody knows you better than yourself. This is an important fact to bear in mind. The most important part in healing any disease and curing any ailment is listening to body, soul, and mind. If one is patient and open to hearing what they have to say these three will tell them everything they need to know. In the end, a good doctor is simply one who has learned how to listen well the bodies of their patients, and further understands how to give them what they need. Though not everyone is able to acquire the knowledge and skill of herbs necessary to create powerful treatments for others, everyone can immediately know what their body is telling them, and intuitively understands what it needs. Choosing the right Ayurvedic Products more than anything else depends upon one being sensitive to the subtle signals of the body and following their lead.

Though there are thousands of ayurvedic products labeled with foreign and perhaps discouragingly long names, don’t let yourself be overwhelmed or turned away by this. With a little investigation into basic types of ayurvedic treatment and your own particular constitution you can shed a lot of light on the otherwise perplexing world of ayurvedic products. However, most important of all is that you be sensitive to the indications which your body is giving you, it will tell you the secrets of disease and health if you listen. Health is the natural state of the body, and the state to which it will always return unless otherwise inhibited. Just as the surface of a pond in the forest will settle like a smooth plane of glass when the wind stops and the leaves cease to fall, so your body and soul will find balance when the waves of agitation dissipate. Patience, and calm attentiveness are the best aids to find the ayurvedic treatments which are right for you.

 

 
 
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