‘Ayu’means life (from birth to death) & ‘Vid’ means knowledge of life.
Ayurveda is the science of life, which explains about beneficial life, non beneficial life, happy state of health & mind, unhappy state of health & mind. It also explains what is conductive & non conductive for health & measurement of life.Unlike Conventional medicine which is a disease based approach & which looks to cure the Symptoms, Ayurveda looks at the whole person & looks to address the root cause of the disease or imbalance.
Ayurveda places great emphasisis on prevention & encourages the maintainance of health close attention to balance in one’s life,diet,life style. The use of knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create his balance of body, mind & Consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution & how to make lifestyle changes to bring about the maintain this balance.
There are just two things that you need to know to get started & make those necessary adjustments in your life : your constitution & your imbalance – your constitution is made up of your own balance of three doshas Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Your imbalance is how these three Doshas manifest in your body To achieve 4 aims & objectives of life i.e. Dharma (righteousness, duty), Artha (wealth), and Kama (desire), Moksha (Liberation), healthy & long life is essential. Ayurveda teaches us how to lead a healthy & long life. Hence the persons who desire to achieve the goals of human life should have faith in the teachings of Ayurveda.
Dr. Teertha Manerkar
Guide- Dr.Supriya Kulkarni