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Principles of Ayurveda

Introduction

Ayurved is a holistic system of health care that teaches us to balance energies in order to achieve optimum health and well being. Deviating from the known approaches of our times to human body, Ayurved studied the human body from a functional point of view. In Ayurved, human body is not considered just as a mass of organs, systems and tissues; but the complex mechanism’ of myriad functions taking place both at physical and mental level, which are evaluated and described.

Tridoshas and Trigunas plays a vital role in a Man`s health. It depends on whether Purusha (man) thought is Satwik, Rajsik, Tamsik. Ayurveda therefore is not simply a health care system but a form of lifestyle adopted to maintain perfect balance and harmony within the human existence, from the most abstract transcendental values to the most concrete physiological expressions. Based on the premise that life represents an intelligent co-ordination of theAtma (Soul), Mana (Mind), Indriya (Senses) and Sharira (Body), that revolves around the five dense elements that go into the making of the constitution of each individual, called Prakriti. These in turn do the vital balance of the three physical energies – Vata, Pitta, Kapha and the three mental energies – Satwa, Rajas, Tamas, determine.

The human body is made of Panchmahabhutas, which is more complex than any other form of life as on date. Purusha –the Human body is the aggregate of 25 elements, together with Atma –the spirit or soul-