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.
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 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?’
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.
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.