If it is true that, as the World Health Organization also points out, “health is a state of full physical, mental and social well-being”, then Ayurveda is its true essence. This ancient traditional medicine in which life (ayu) meets and merges with knowledge (veda) is not only a system of care, but a philosophy and a science that makes the observation of nature and man its foundations . The search for well-being, the result of the harmonization of three doshas (elements) – Vata (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water) – and their balance through proper nutrition, meditation, yoga and the revision of one’s own lifestyle is the goal, which is achieved through treatments (massages with rare herbal oils, natural medicines and external medications) that report to physical and mental stability. Regenerating is the diktat, finding the center the goal.
Life, man, emotions in the sign of fusion
What is life for Ayurveda? Who is the healthy person? What are the aims it pursues? Three simple questions that open up a universe. If life is a continuous relationship – interaction between body, sense organs, mind and soul, the healthy man is the one in which “all the components of the body are in balance and the spirit, the senses and the mind always pleased”. This perfect joint allows to prevent diseases, treat and maintain health and promote longevity through methods that always take into consideration the nature of the single person and his connections with the environment, considered as a harmonious integration between the internal and external world, relationship with the “home” in which we live and bond with Nature. From here, well-being takes shape, a mosaic of correct lifestyle, adequate and personalized nutrition, detoxification, revitalization, sensory cleansing, ecology of the mind, management of stress and emotions.
Where to approach Ayurveda
India and Sri Lanka are the lands of choice of this ancient medicine that has its roots here permeating its culture and defining the existential approach. If India is the land of the Spirit where the soul finds dwelling and the heart the peace, Kerala is the place of election of Ayurveda, the Medicine of God that the ancient sages received during the high meditative states of which nature he became an interpreter and an inspiration. Just the earth, with its indomitable strength and its energy, is the first call to appeal to rediscover inner balance as suggested in Sri Lanka, a small pearl lying in the Indian Ocean that has made its own of the magnificence of the environments track.
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