What is Ayurveda?

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If you haven’t heard of Ayurveda, it’s time to find out your dosha (more on this below!). This ancient form of medicine is being used to treat hundreds of ailments all around the world and is growing in popularity each day! In today’s post the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre Sydney shares the Ayurvedic basics…

 

Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India and is practised by approximately 70% of the India’s population. Dating back over 5000 years, the roots of Ayurveda are deeply steeped in history and tradition. There are mentions of the healing system in the first of the Hindu texts and the “Chakra Samhita’, the still cited Ayurvedic text on internal medicine appeared around the turn of the first millennium BC. It is estimated that there is currently around 650,000 doctors practising this science in India today with 70,000 doctors practising world wide. Numbers which give a strong indication of the modern day popularity of the health system.

 

Ayurveda advocates that each person is born with a basic genetic make-up called ‘Prakruti’. Maintaining prakruti is at the very core of what this healing system seeks to achieve. In our fast paced, often highly stressful modern world, there are plenty of factors that can cause our prakruti to become imbalanced. This imbalance is referred to as ‘Vikruti’ and is the root cause of disease and ill health. Ayurveda aims to correct this imbalance to help achieve a disease-free, long life. While preventing and treating disease is an important aspect of Ayurveda, the health system reaches far beyond treating illness and encourages a holistically balanced, well-lived life. In that way, Ayurveda is a complete wellness system that encompasses all aspects of life, health and happiness.

 

Ayurveda understands the world in energetic terms. An important part of our prakruti is our ‘dosha’ or body type. There are three primary doshas or bio-energies known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each of us has different amounts of the three doshas in our bodies/minds. Once you know your unique dosha type, you’re able to work towards returning your body to perfect balance.

 

Each and every one of us has our own defined constitution from birth to death that is affected by a whole host of different factors. Ayurvedic medicine seeks to bring the body back to equilibrium, to find out what it is lacking and modify it. These modifications may include changes to your diet, stress levels and lifestyle habits alongside prescribed Ayurvedic treatments. To put it in simple terms, Ayurveda helps the body to heal itself.

 

To find out your dosha click here.

 

To find out more information about Ayurveda, visit https://ayurvedicwellnesscentre.com.au.

 

Try this Ayurvedic Lemon & Spice Tea

 

The main ingredients included in this tea are lemon, honey, vinegar and cayenne pepper, which form a classic blend in order to boost the metabolism which results in burning fat. Moreover, vinegar and lemon impart a strong sour taste, encouraging the free form of bile from your liver and gallbladder to your gut. (Bile is a fluid which is secreted from the liver, which assists in digesting food).
On the other hand, vinegar and cayenne pepper together with warm water strongly stimulate digestion and clear mucus accumulations from the stomach. While, honey has natural diuretic properties which help cleanse the body.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon

 

Method:
Squeeze lemon and add remaining ingredients into hot water and stir. You may use any type of vinegar although we prefer apple cider vinegar for taste.

 

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