An Ayurvedic Tradition of Healing: A Different Perspective on Health
The Ayurvedic tradition of medicine has been used for thousands of years, and shilajit is often used to treat various illnesses and health problems. From altitude sickness, to chronic fatigue syndrome, shilajit is packed with vitamins and minerals that rejuvenate the body. There are many traditions within Ayurvedic medicine that are beneficial in addition to shilajit. In today’s blog post, we’re going to look at how it can be extremely beneficial to look at your health from a different perspective.
The Basis of Ayurveda
In Ayurvedic medicine, the body is looked at more holistically. It is believed that our body’s natural state is one of happiness and health. A healthy body is one free of toxins, with fully functioning organs, and a healthy mind is one at peace. Health problems arise when we are subject to toxins from our world, which disrupt the healthy state of our bodies. Ayurvedic medicine isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Instead, it is uniquely tailored to individual people, working to create a balance between a person’s mind, body, and spirit.
Traditions of Ayurveda
Ayurveda practitioners encourage following routines – dincharya for daily routines, and ritucharya, for seasonal regimes.
The morning routine (dincharya) consists of various habits that will promote health, both mentally and physically. Here are some examples of dincharya:
- Rise Before the Sun
- Drink Large Glass of Water
- Perform Morning Exercise
- Clean Up (wash face, scrape tongue, brush teeth)
- Perform Breathing Exercises
- Eat a Healthy, Nourishing Breakfast
- Evacuate Bowels (within an hour of waking)
- Engage in Meditation
- Massage Lymph Nodes
- Lunch (should be largest meal of the day)
- Rest Briefly after Lunch
- Dinner (should be light)
- Breathing Exercise
- Bed before 10pm
The routines that must be completed seasonally are more complicated, because they change depending on the season. For example, different routines will prepare the mind and body for cold weather in the winter, or for budding flowers and allergies in the spring. The following research details each season and the routines that accompany it.
The Avurvedic Tradition: Providing a Different Approach
Western medicine is extremely beneficial and life-saving. But, sometimes you need to take a different approach, in addition to your routines suggested by your doctor. Ayurvedic medicine provides a more holistic approach, looking at healing your body from the inside out. Shilajit fits in perfectly with this goal, by providing the body with nutrients, and then pushing them into our cells. If you’re struggling with your health, talk to your doctor about implementing some alternative approaches – you may be surprised at the benefits.