Every day we see a new Ayurveda product in market or a new Ayurveda firm stepping into the business. Many people from India as well as outside India come and learn Ayurveda and the very next month or so, becomes a certified Ayurvedic teacher. Many people spending tons and tons of money in luxuries Ayurvedic spas, massages and treatment. Simply day by day Ayurveda is becoming nothing but just a business. This is really depressing to know that Ayurveda is treated like just another treatment and is an injustice to the historical Ayurveda. Before we start any Ayurvedic session or treatment or even if we trying to know bit more about Ayurveda, it is important to know what Ayurveda is?
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word which means ‘The science of Life or aliveness’. ‘Ayur’ means ‘being alive’ or simply means bringing vitality to life. It says not to be inviting diseases to body and then fighting it, instead always keeping you healthy. Ayurveda did not start recently, it originated more than 5000 years back and it was started by Rishis performing deep intense meditations, spiritual practices by developing deep understanding of life, health and the longevity. So, they started compiling the nature of our existence, fundamentals of life, spiritual and meditative aspects. These were transformed into philosophical wisdom texts called as ‘Ayurveda’. It is also world’s oldest existing literature.
From the era of Eve to the day women got the right to vote in 1920 to the present time where women is conquering the world and is a prime breadwinner in most of the houses, women have made tremendous progress. From having a juggling life in between work, marriage, pregnancy, family and kids, the present life expectancy of women is approximately 80 years which is very less compared to men. Health becomes a major ignorant factor for women. How does it sound to just rely on chemically composed medicines and treatments on daily basis? Sounds torturous indeed!
When it comes to women’s health, Ayurveda helps in mental, physical and also emotional states. Ayurveda has secrets of self-care, beauty and energy management for women. If practiced with care, Ayurveda can change the way a woman ages.
The skin in Ayurveda is divided into three types, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vata skin is supposed to be thin, dry, fine-pored, delicate and cool to touch. Due to the Vata dosha, the skin tends to get excessively dry, tends to have skin fungus because of which it tends to accumulate dullness. Pitta skin is warm, fair or rosy and soft. Pitta skin can suffer from acne issues, breakouts and rashes. Kapha is cool, thicker and oilier. Kapha skin can suffer from breakouts, pimples, large pore and blackheads. Less is what if we speak about Ayurveda when it comes to skin and beauty. The benefits are endless. Everything in nature from vegetables to fruits to daily things we eat and that are found as a gift in the nature for our skin and beauty. From fairness masks, lotions, cleansers, moisturizers, hair fall, flowing skin, anti-ageing and almost everything related to skin and beauty is found Ayurvedic. Citric fruits, certain vegetables, dairy products and from sandalwoods, turmeric, liquorise, cinnamon, chick-pea, green gram, to almost everything found in nature is a part of Ayurveda. Lots of Ayurvedic oils such as kumkumadi, neem oil, tea tree oil and many more oils plays a major role in enhancing the skin texture and bringing back that glow.
When we talk about Ayurveda and its role in lifestyle, it is very obvious. How treat and handle your life reflects your health in a major way. There are certain rules and regulations when comes to incorporating an Ayurvedic lifestyle. The daily routine is subjected as ‘Dinacharya’ in Ayurveda. A woman’s health is influenced primarily by the lifestyle. Early to bed and early to rise is the golden rule of Ayurveda. Dinner should be taken by 6-7 PM. The breakfast should be heavy, lunch moderate and dinner very light. These things have now become an ideal lifestyle but older time rishis followed these lifestyles and with count of them living more than 100 years without any ailment, it became a part of Ayurveda lifestyle.
Essence of Ayurveda is crucial when it comes to health. Men or women, both can benefits from Ayurveda. But Ayurveda does treat a complex body of women so beautifully and with no harmful effects. From sleep disorders, reproductive issues, depressions, uterus issues, menstrual cycles, menopause, skin disorders, diabetes, osteoporasis, asthma, gastritis, and almost everything can be treated. The ancient text called ‘Charaka Samhita’ which includes lots of herbs such as Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) for menopause, urinary disorders, anti-flammatory problems, nostril blockages and many more, Shatavari root (Asparagus Racemosus) helps in curing infertility and lactation issues, Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) supports female reproduction, fights stress, anxiety and better sleep, Amalaki (Phyllanthus Emblica) for hepatitis, acidity, anemia, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, Guduchi Stem (Tinospora cordifolia) which treats decreased libido and calms nervous systems. The list of Ayurveda and its benefits to health is endless. Ayurveda helps in complete conditioning of the body.
Incorporating Ayurveda has one motivated to the entire humanity to connect with their inner wisdom and heal within.
“Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu”
This means, May all living beings be happy and free and the actions and thoughts of our lives contribute to the happiness and freedom to everyone.