Ayurveda is the most ancient medical system known to mankind. This isn’t simply medical system but complete life science which guides us about our daily regime, diet and exercise etc. Knowledge of Ayurveda has been transferred from generation to generation. That’s why a few call it to be ‘hear and say’ knowledge or even granny’s medicine. But that’s a myth. As a matter of fact; the very origin of Ayurveda has far more concrete and scientific base which is well documented by our great sages (scientists!) in their texts which are known as Samhitas. An authentic Ayurveda practitioner always has firm base if these Samhitas. He is the one who has not only studied the science but also earned practical experience from senior Vaidyas. Acharya Charaka says;
जीविताभिसरास्ते स्युर्वैद्यत्वं तेष्ववस्थितमिति||
Vaidyas (Ayurvedic practitioner) who have dedicatedly earned the knowledge of Ayurveda, insight and practical experience of therapeutics from their Gurus, are bound to get infallible success and can bring happiness to the patients curing their ailments. Such Vaidyas are saviors of life.
Shree Vyankatesh Ayurveda has team of well learned and well experienced Ayurvedic doctors who provide Authentic Ayurvedic Treatment along with Panchakarmas to all the patients. This also includes guidelines regarding patient’s diet, routine and Yoga.
That’s the secret of our success. We promote classical Ayurveda only!!
How should I keep my eyes healthy?
Every patient of my opd ask this question. Doctor how should I keep my eye healthy? Is there any tonic or eye drop? Ayurved has definite answer for this. Ayurved emphasizes more on the maintainance of our health which is prime aim of Ayurved.
Proper daily regimen Will help you keep eyes healthy.
1)Take a proper sleep. Avoid going to sleep late night & mainly try to avoid afternoon sleep specialy after lunch.
2)After getting up from bed, brush your teeth & afterword sprinkle the cold water on to the closed eyes. It will remove out excess heat from eyes.
3)Avoid hot water bath on head. Hot water is not beneficial for eyes and hair.
4)Apply oil onto the head. Apply oil to soles & massage them properly. This method nourishes the eyes.
5)Apply Anjan(medicated kajal) with proper medical guidance. Anjan makes the eyes healthy.
6)While going outside cover your head properly. Use UV protective goggles.
7)Put on proper footwear.Avoid plastic footwear which are harmful for eyes.
8)Clean your eyes 2-3 times a day with pure water.
9) After coming to home from outside wash you feet properly. This is very beneficial for eye health.
10)Avoid use of mobile and computer mainly during late night or in dark room.
11)If you are using computer take a proper care of eyes to prevent them from getting dry.
Now we will turn to proper diet habits which will maintain the health of eyes. According to Ayurved diet which includes all the six tastes viz. sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter and pungent should be taken. Don’t eat to much fast or slowly. Pay hundred percent attention on food while eating. Don’t be hungry for long time also don’t eat too much food at a time.
Following food items are beneficial for eyes.
Fruits – mango, amla, guava, dates, pomegranate, grapes, banana.
Grains – Wheat, rice, maize.
Tubers – Beetroot, radish.
Vegetables – Green beans, bringels, cucumber, ladies finger, drumsticks.
Pulses – green gram, red & yellow gram, peas.
Green leafy vegetables – coriander, fenugreek, spinach.
Milk products – Milk, buttermilk, ghee.
This way you can maintain the proper health of eyes by selecting wholesome diet.Try to avoid fast-food. It is indirectly harmful to your eyes. Keep your eyes healthy by natural way with the weapon of Ayurved.
What is Yoga?
What is Yoga? Is it only all about some poses or breathing exercises? Certainly not. Yoga is far beyond both of these things. The word Yoga is originated from root Yuj in Sanskrit literally meaning ‘to connect’. Here not only the connection in between body, mind and soul is expected but the connection of ones conscious to the almighty is also interpreted in this word.
The WHO says; ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely absence of disease or infirmity’. Yoga not only fulfills this definition but also adds up an important aspect to it; Spirituality. Taking this into consideration one may say that Yoga is complete balanced lifestyle which leads to health of an individual and eventually entire society.
Acharya Patanjali defines Yoga as ‘citta vritti nirodhah’. Stabilizing the mind is an integral part of Yoga. Bhagvadgeeta defines Yoga as ‘Samatvam yogam ucyate’ underlining the importance of Yoga in establishing harmony and promoting holistic way of life. It is also said by Bhagvadgeeta, ‘yogah karmasu kaushalam’ it signifies the role of Yoga in day to day work. It is expected that the follower of Yoga should be skilled as whatever he/she does. Ofcourse Yoga itself refines the person and helps it reaching that level of skills in his/her daily functions. As one thinks deeper he realizes that Yoga is a continuous process which stabilizes all important aspects of human life viz. physical, mental, social and spiritual.
Sushruta Samhita quotes a chapter called ‘Anagatabadha Pratishedh’. Anagata badha are diseases that may take place in future due to our wrong dietetic habits and overall lifestyle. This chapter describes in details about Dinacarya. Patanjal yogasutra quotes ‘Heyam duhkham anagatam’ which explains role of Yoga in preventing these ‘yet to come’ diseases. This is a beautiful example where we find how all ancient Indian sciences were blended with each other. But this is not all; Yoga has far bigger aim than to keep an individual healthy.
The ultimate aim of Yoga is Moksha or complete salvation.
Yoga has eight branches hence termed as Ashtanga Yoga. But these are not actually branches of this science but steps towards Moksha. Bahiranga Yogas like Yama, Niyama, Asana and Pranayama pay more attention to the physical level, whereas Antaranga yogas like Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are closely adherent to mental and spiritual uplift. Darshanas have great importance in Indian philosophy. All of them do macro and micro study of human life and lead it to betterment. Yoga is considered to be one of the Shaddarshanas because of its immense contribution towards human life. Yoga is not only physical experience but transcendental one. It cannot be limited to only postures but it should be an integral and part of our life. Just like we breathe; we should practice Yoga every day….every second of our life should be ‘yogic’ in order to live in complete harmony.
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