As Healthy as Nature Intended
By balancing the dosha, Ayurveda cures the root cause of a disease and enhances health.
But it is not only for the diseased. It also explains the measures to be taken by the healthy person to maintain health, a proper routine, proper diet and proper way of living to stay healthy.
It is the perfect and complete system which goes hand-in hand with nature.
Ayurveda teaches that the human being is a microcosm, a universe within itself, the child of the cosmic forces of the external environment, the macrocosm.
So here I am to understand this ancient medicine deeply and closely.
Dr. Chandrika, my consultant at Somatheeram, explains that Ayurveda allows the body to heal itself. “We just activate the healing through natural methods; massages, good food, exercise, daily yoga practice, meditation, fasting, rest; and we give the body sun, air, water, earth and energy for the healing process,” she says on our first day of consultation. “All these things combined help to get rid of all your stress and worries amidst the lap of nature”.
So, where do we start? What dosha am I?