The word Ayurveda comes from sanscrit, ancient indian language, and more precisely from the union of two words: Ayus and Veda. Veda means knowledge, while Ayus indicates the life. So Ayurveda is to be understood as the science of knowledge of life.
Life is intended as a continous interaciton between body, sensory organs, mind und soul. The relation between body and mind was already described thousand years ago in the ancient ayurvedic texts, which contains medical knowledges that in the field of modern westener medicine only date back to some decades ago.
But Ayurveda is not only a medicine with a wide profundity of philosophic, clinic and therapeutic thinking; it rapresent also a philosophical and scientifical vision of elevated complexity, related to the sistem of attentive observation of the expression of nature. Tradition - whatever the provenance - is the outcome of an evolutionary distillation process.
Through Traditions that we can find our true nature and recover what we have forgotten, what made us loosing the grasp on the sense of things and life itself.
Ayurveda aims to four foundamental goals:
· prevent diseases
· cure diseases
· mantain healt
· promote longevity
The sanscrit word for healt is Svastha. It literally means "stabilize in the self" or "in the personal condition". Healts it so considered a natural condition of man, while disease is seen as a removal from a condition of normality.
MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH IN AYURVEDA
The healind methods in Ayurveda are multiple and extremely complex, they adapt to the nature of the person and to his/her relation with the environment.
· right lifestyle
· correct and personalized nutrition
· pharmacological intervention through natural means
· ayurvedic treatments aimed in accordance with the nature of the person and his/her real needs
· correct relation between senses and environment
· sensory cleaning
· ecology of the mind
· stress and emotions management
· meditations tecniques
· environment intended as armonic interaction between inner and outer environment, but also in relation with our own home and with nature
Reference: Ayurvedic Point