The Need of Modern Times
We spend millions in health care costs and yet struggle to remain healthy. In spite of overflow of information on health, we remain confused. We are obsessed with finding the right diet and exercise yet seldom experience real health.
In order to make sense as to why that is, we need to redefine health. Health isn’t just absence of a diagnosed disease. Health is harmony between the mind and the body, joy and bliss in the heart; it permeates through every fiber of our being and radiates from inside out. To achieve this health, far more is needed than just diet and exercise. We need to reconnect with our source of liveliness and energy and that source is our consciousness. Ayurveda is the study of consciousness and has answers on how to find true health, happiness and longevity.
Our modern day life demands that we equip ourselves with tools to handle the speed, the stress, the confusion between doing too much and not doing enough. The earth’s vibration is much higher than it has ever been and it is the perfect time to grow and evolve as we navigate our way skillfully in these times. How do we get more – more energy, more vitality, more radiance, more joy, meaning and fulfillment in our lives? The answers lie in the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda. Ayurveda connects us to our source, provides the tools for us to become more conscious and therefore more healthy and vibrant beings.
There is a worldwide resurgence of Ayurveda in the last 10 years. Many of the public figures like Dr. Oz, Oprah Winfrey, and Deepak Chopra are bringing this knowledge to the public at large. There is a whisper in the air that there is a better way to live and Ayurveda is resonating with many as a time-tested, nature affirmed way to fulfill that hope.
As the oldest and continuously practiced system of medicine in the world, Ayurveda is vibrant, dynamic, relevant and usable – a thriving complement to Allopathic medicine. In practice and popularity, Ayurveda is gaining momentum as the primary care medicine.
Ayurveda: Ayur (Life) Veda (knowledge or science) – the science of life, is a universal and complete system of medicine, healing and well being with its roots in India at least 5000 and perhaps 8000 years old. Ayurveda recognizes that disease can have its origins on different levels – spiritual, mental, emotional, energetic or physical. Knowing the level on which it is arising from and how to address the root cause is one of the key components of Ayurvedic Medicine. For this reason, Ayurveda’s approach to healing is multi-tiered, so problems can be addressed on the appropriate level. The treatment plan is individualized and may include nutritional and life style changes, herbal medicine, panchkarma, Yoga therapy, Vedic counseling, meditation and many others.
Whether you want to resolve a particular health problem, or want more energy and balance, or to resolve mental and emotional issues, or a deeper spiritual connection – these needs and more are held in the promise of Ayurveda. Your desires may be pragmatic or ethereal. In the end, Ayurveda attends to both and will serve you well.