Ayurveda is the science of Life. Ayur means Life and Veda means science.
The guiding principle of Ayurveda is the interconnection of all things. You are not an isolated connection of atoms and molecules you are an inseparable part of the infinite field of intelligence. Life in Ayurveda is conceived as the union of the body, senses, mind and spirit. Health is not just the absence of illness but a higher state of consciousness that allows vitality, wellbeing, creativity and joy to flow into your experience.
In contrast illness is a disruption, a blockage in the flow of energy and information that creates a sense of separation or alienation from the field of intelligence.
Disease: The final expression of toxic accumulations in the mind-body physiology
Symptoms and sickness are the body signal that you need to restore balance eliminate whatever is causing the blockages and reestablish the healthy flow of energy and information.
Ayurveda two guiding principles are:
Ayurveda is a traditional healing system that was first described in India thousands of years ago. The principles are based on the laws of nature and can be applied everywhere on the planet and at any time in history.
#1. Mind-body integration. By healing the mind through shifting thoughts and emotions one heals the body and by healing the body one heals the mind.
#2. Emotions are the primary driver of the physiology.
Once you discover the tools and techniques in Ayurveda you unlock the secret to your inner healing ability and how to live a life of health, happiness and lightness of being.
6 Pillars for wellbeing and healthy aging
1. Sleep help renew your body, discharge out toxins, flush out the amyloid, self regulation of hormones that are responsible for appetite and hunger, satiety, self-regulation, enhance creativity, memory, consolidate your memory, fine tune your immune system, access the non-local mind, spirit, consciousness.
2. Meditation increases telomerase, reset your biological clock for aging, increases all the activity of all the genes that are responsible with homeostasis and self regulation, decreases the activity of the genes that are responsible for inflammation and chronic illness.
3. Movement - mind-body coordination, yoga, yoga asanas, pranayam breathing practices, the yoga asanas stimulate various visceral nerves that are involved in self-regulation in different organs in our body.
4. Healthy emotions: love, compassion, joy, empathy, equanimity, peace of mind. Negative emotions disrupt homeostasis and cause accelerated aging and inflammation.
5. Nutrition: eating healthy food of the 6 tastes of Life and the seven colors of the rainbow that is not contaminated, petroleum, insecticides, with hormones, antibiotics, not manufactured through refined processes or has high sugar how it affects the microbiome and 2 million genes that are involved in self-regulations. Nutrition is important to reset our biological clock for aging and enhance self-regulation and homeostasis.
6. Grounding - when you walk barefoot on earth, or on grass one feels energized and better. Jetlag goes away. Getting in touch with the earth resets our biological clock so that we are in harmony with the rhythm called the circadian rhythm. There are many rhythms like seasonal, gravitational, lunar but when one is grounded through the circadian rhythm you are resetting all the other rhythms.