At Vishwa we follow the Swasthya technique, which is based on the teachings of healing masters.Literally translated, it means, Swa- self Sthya-situated, located.
Swasthya also means health or well being. Thus the definition of being well or healthy is when one is in contact with ones true self.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning the Science of life’. it is said to be the oldest known system of medicine known to man. But Ayurveda is not just a system of medicine, it is a complete science that promotes attaining lasting health and well being by creating harmony at the body, mind and soul using natural healing techniques. It said to be over 5,000 years old and is regarded as ‘Revealed Knowledge’. It is the traditional system of medicine, which emphasizes the use of natural resources that help to nurture a healthy mind in the body healthy. Many traditional systems of healing around the world are said to have been heavily influenced by the concepts of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda teaches us to understand that various aspects of our lives are interconnected and either directly or indirectly affects our well being. Even a subtle positive change in our diet, seasons, exercise and work pattern can have a very profound positive impact on our lives and a similar negative change can drastically affect our lives as well.
Ayurveda states that we are integral part of the universe and like there is nature around us there is a nature or Prakruti of every individual. Each one of us is a unique creation with an inborn mind and body setup, which forms our nature. As the nature around us is governed by the three kinds of vital energies, heat from the sun, movement due to air and cooling due to the moon, similarly our internal nature is governed by the Tri Dosha’s Vata-air, Pitta-fire or heat and Kapha- water or cold. The balance of these three results in the smooth functioning of all physiological systems. This balance also affects the state of the mind and its functioning. Each of these three energies are present in all of us in varying proportions creating a vibrant and unique individual. Vata dominant people are slim, shy and full of enthusiasm. Pitta dominant people are tall, muscular and aggressive. Kapha dominant people are creative, intellectual and relaxed. The normal functioning of the bodies physiology depends on the energy that we exchange with the nature through the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. The food that we eat is digested by the Jathargni or the digestive mechanism of the body. If we eat right and lead a healthy robust lifestyle, than the body through digestion produces and absorbs nutrients, which nourish the various parts of the body, like muscles, bones, etc. The body finally produces Oja, which is the finest nutrient endpoint of the digestive process. Oja acts like a bridge between the body and the mind and is a vital part of maintaining health
Ayurveda provides valuable guidelines on diet and lifestyle to maintain a healthy and happy life.
Ayurveda has a profound ‘holistic’ approach to well being since it’s a science that recognizes the deep-rooted relation between body, mind and soul in the process of originating and disappearance of health and disease. Ayurveda firmly believes that the state of health or illness depends on the balance of the psychosomatic structure that is made up of the body, mind and soul. Neither health nor disease is created just in the body. True health is the harmony between body, mind and soul. Body is a mirror to the state of the mind. A disharmony at any of these three levels leads to a breakdown of the complete psychosomatic structure leading to a state of illness. The health of the body is a reflection of harmony within and an appearance of disease on the body is a reflection of an imbalance within. To regain health, it is not just enough to treat the symptom that is appearing on the body but it is essential to treat the root cause that might lie deep within. A healthy mind can function perfectly in a healthy body. A troubled body leads to a troubled mind, leading to sadness, despair, illness and a slowdown in one’s personal growth. And thus the vicious cycle continues. The endeavor to find health of the physical body without considering the spiritual and emotional wellness is futile. Disturbances in the natural rhythms any of the three can make a person feel unwell. It is therefore very important for everyone to find out how to maintain this balance to live a happy and healthy life.
Wrong diet, either too much pampering or too much neglect of the body, wrong lifestyle choices, all lead to a breakdown in the psychosomatic framework of the body. The toxins that are produced by a wrong lifestyle create barriers in the normal functioning of the body causing illness. This leads to stress at a physical and emotional level. The imbalance on the emotional level leads to physical manifestation of disease.
Ayurveda teaches that healing has to be offered in three stages depending on the severity of the imbalance-
- Shamana- Soothe the body and calm the mind to rid it of any stress and strain
- Shodhana- Remove the toxins using Panchkarma De Tox therapies and clear the channels of energy to create mind body wellness
- Rasayana- Heal the body with vital nutrients to recharge the bodies natural healing mechanism creating health and disease reversal by getting rid of any trace of illness
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