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Ayurveda - A Complete Science Of Life: Ayurveda - A Complete Science Of Life Sunaina Dhawan
Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S.)
Master in Alternative Medicine (Yoga & Acupressure)
Phone: 706-413-3833 Username Password Forgot your password? Disclaimer: All information provided in this presentation is provided for information and educational purposes only; statements contained here are reported in an effort to preserve traditional cultural lore and information. Nothing here should be construed as an attempt to diagnose, prescribe, or recommend treatment for any disease or condition. Please consult your physician for medical advice regarding any medical condition and do not use any of the historical information on this presentation without your physicians approval. ORIGIN OF AYURVEDA: ORIGIN OF AYURVEDA
Texts written in India between 3,500 and 5,000 years ago
The oldest healing science in existence, from which all other systems emerged
AYURVEDA: AYURVEDA Ayurveda = Ayu + Veda
Ayu is life
Veda is knowledge or science
Ayurveda THE SCIENCE OF LIFE
AYURVEDA – A Way Of Life: AYURVEDA – A Way Of Life
Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of some diseases but is a complete way of life
PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA: PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA
DHATUS - Tissues
MALAS - Waste products
VATA (Air & Space )
PITTA (Fire & Water)
KAPHA (Water & Earth)
VATA - The Air: VATA - The Air Vata is dry, light, cold, mobile, active, clear, astringent, and it is dispersing.
Vata season is autumn
Time of day is afternoon and early morning VATA -Types & Their Functions: VATA -Types & Their Functions Prana Vata : Governs the senses, creative thinking, reasoning, enthusiasm,
Udana Vata : Governs quality of voice, memory, movements of thought
Samana Vata : Governs movement of food through digestive tract
Apana Vata : Elimination of wastes, sexual function, menstrual cycle
Vyana Vata : Governs blood flow, heart rhythm, perspiration, sense of touch Useful Tips To Balance Vata Dosha : Useful Tips To Balance Vata Dosha
Abhyanga (ayurvedic massage)
Stay warm in cold and windy weather
Consume warm and cooked foods (less raw foods)
Go to bed early and have lot of rest and sleep.
Favor oily and heavy food with sweet, sour, and salty tastes. DON'Ts For Vata Dosha : DON'Ts For Vata Dosha
Avoid light, dry, cold, pungent, bitter and astringent foods
Avoid raw foods, juices, fasting
Avoid stimulants ,smoking ,alcohol
Refrain from excessive aerobic activity PITTA - The Fire: PITTA - The Fire Pitta has hot, sharp, light, liquid, sour, oily and spreading qualities.
Strong smell, like a fleshy odor
Liking for sour or bitter taste. Pitta -Types & Their Functions : Pitta -Types & Their Functions Alochaka Pitta : Controls functioning of the eyes
Bhrajaka Pitta : Responsible for healthy glow of the skin
Sadhaka Pitta : Controls desire, drive, decisiveness, spirituality
Pachaka Pitta : Responsible for digestion, assimilation, metabolism for healthy nutrients and tissues
Ranjaka Pitta : Responsible for healthy, toxin-free blood Useful Tips To Balance Pitta Dosha : Useful Tips To Balance Pitta Dosha Keep cool
Favor cool, heavy, dry, sweet, bitter and astringent foods
Keep activities in moderation
Keep regular mealtimes, especially at noon DON'Ts For Pitta Dosha : DON'Ts For Pitta Dosha Avoid sesame and mustard oils, fish, buttermilk, mutton, acidic fruits, alcohol, meat and fatty, oily foods.
Restrict pungent, sour, salty, warm, oily and light foods
Avoid over work
Avoid fasting KAPHA -The Water: KAPHA -The Water Heavy, slow, cool, oily, liquid, dense, thick,
static and cloudy qualities. Kapha - Types & Their Functions: Kapha - Types & Their Functions Tarpaka Kapha : Responsible for moisture for nose, mouth, eyes and brain
Bhodaka Kapha : Governs Sense of taste, which is essential for good digestion
Kledaka Kapha : Controls moisture of the stomach and intestinal mucosal lining
Avalambaka Kapha : Protects the heart, strong muscles, healthy lungs
Sleshaka Kapha : Lubricates the joints,Keeps skin soft and supple. Useful Tips To Balance Kapha Dosha: Useful Tips To Balance Kapha Dosha Do regular exercise, Begin with Sooryanamaskara to warm up your body, which should be followed by a Vigorous activity
Prefer warm temperatures, Stay warm and dry in cold, damp weather
Use Fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes
Favor pungent, bitter, astringent, light, dry and warm foods DON'Ts For Kapha Dosha: DON'Ts For Kapha Dosha Reduce heavy, oily, cold, sweet, sour and salty foods
Avoid heavy meals.
Sleep promotes Kapha hence avoid excessive sleep,
All frozen desserts are to be avoided. DHATUS - Tissues: DHATUS - Tissues RASA (Plasma)
MAS (Muscle tissue)
MED (Adipose tissue)
MAJJA (Bone marrow tissue)
SHUKRA (Reproductive fluid)
MALAS – Waste Products: MALAS – Waste Products Purisa (Faeces)
Sweda (Sweat) PHARMACOLOGY OF AYURVEDA: PHARMACOLOGY OF AYURVEDA
The materia medica of the Ayurveda, composed of the five basic elements
Taste of the digestion product (vipaka)
Specific properties (prabhava)
PATHOLOGY OF AYURVEDA: PATHOLOGY OF AYURVEDA Under normal conditions, the doshas, dhatus and malas correspond to certain standards. Every disease is related to an imbalance of the doshas.
Other coherent factors can be:
The disturbance of the biological factors (agnis)
The formation and accumulation of undigested nutrients(ama),
Obstruction of the body channels (shrotorodha)
Disturbed assimilation in the tissues. THERAPIES: THERAPIES Taste: Herbal medicines given according to there taste (rasa)
Touch: Massage (abhyañga), yoga, and exercise
Sight: Color therapy
Hearing: Music therapy, mantra meditation, chanting.
Spiritual: Include meditation, living ethically and working in a career that one loves or is purposeful.
UNIQUENESS OF AYURVEDA: UNIQUENESS OF AYURVEDA This spiritual science offers numerous unique benefits:
It looks at people as individuals, not as a generic group
It heals from the root-cause of an illness, not merely treating the symptoms.
Natural therapies & Inexpensive
No side effects and therapies are effective
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