In Sanskrit, "Ayur” means life and “Veda” means knowledge. Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old time tested health care science from India. It is a complete and holistic health approach. Hence, it helps not only curing the illness with remedies, but also gives advice on how to prevent them through lifestyle changes. The principles can be adapted with changes of time.
Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. It originates from the ancient Vedic culture (the knowledge system). This knowledge was passed on from Gurus (teachers) to Shishya (students) through person to person discussions. Ayurvedic ideologies and principles are regarded as the origin for many other health sciences which are practiced all around the world.
Holistic approach of Ayurveda
Ayurveda suggests a complete plan of healthy living. By Ayurvedic definition, health is a balanced state of give and take between the inner world and outer world of the body. Studies show that most of the illnesses are resultant of the improper interaction between microcosm and macrocosm. Modern world is so distractive that we lose our inner bio-intelligence. With its timeless wisdom, Ayurveda gives us an understanding the Pathya (wholesome), Apathya (unwholesome) for mind, body and soul and thus, provides solutions for all health problems.
Concept of the individual body constitution (Prakruthi)
According to Ayurveda, every living being has its own harmony or balanced state which is unique. This unique combination of qualities constitutes the structural and functional characteristic of an individual. It has physical and mental attributes. Keeping this balance intact is the aim of Ayurvedic advice.
Ayurveda is a system based on the understanding of the 5 elements- Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Aether. In the human body, they combine in different proportions 3 life forces or energies, called DOSHAS. They are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Vata - Energy for movement
Vata is composed of Vayu Mahabhootha (Air element) and Akasha (space element). It helps in animating the body and mind. The movements of hands and legs, movements connected to functions of breathing, eating, circulation of the blood act, eyes movements, even movements in tissue and cellular levels. Mentally, it represents the agility of thoughts and thus creativity. When out of control, it can create instability of mind because of the wavy ups and downs of thoughts.
Pitta - Energy of digestion and metabolism
Pitta dosha is composed of Mahabhutas (elements) of Agni (fire) and Jala (water). Its functions are evident in physiology of digestion, assimilation, metabolism and body temperature. Mentally, it is attributed to logical analytical skills and intelligence. If not in balance, pitta causes aggression, anger, excess passion, hatred and jealousy
Kapha - Energy of nourishment and lubrication
Kapha dosha is composed of Jala (water) and Pruthwi (earth) mahabhutas (elements). It forms the solid structural parts of the body like bones, muscles, tendons and it holds structures like joints, tissues together. In addition, it provides nourishment and lubrication. Its pure essence is called Ojas (the body's ability to resist illness). On the mental level, Kapha is expressed as attachment, love, calmness and forgiveness. Mental stability is also a quality imparted by Kapha. If it disbalances, it leads to attachment, greed and envy.
Maintaining a balanced State of health
Right food and right regimen are the keys that Ayurveda recommends for good health. Nevertheless, the activity of mind is also an important factor to maintain a healthy state of being. Ayurveda says there are 3 pillars of life: Ahara (food), Nidra (sleep) and Bhrahma charya (divine rituals)/Abrahmacharya (proper use of sexual energy). Excess, too little or improper way of indulgence in the above said can cause imbalances.
What diet one should follow depends on an individual’s body constitution (Prakruthi). The diet can keep the qualities inside the body or the Doshas in a balanced state. The diet also can depend on the season.
The structure of the daily regimen
Different parts of the day are predominant with different Dosha actions. First parts of day and night are Kapha predominant (6am-10am, 6pm-10pm). After this, Pitta is predominant (10am-2pm, 10pm-2am) and then Vata (2am-6am, 2pm-6pm). This can give an outlook on how to structure the day.
Reversing the Imbalances - Concept of Chikitsa (Treatment)
Ayurvedic practitioners advise specific diet and lifestyle changes to correct imbalances. Herbal support and Detox methods may also be recommended.
Meet Ayurveda Dr. Dinil Paul
Dr. Dinil is an Ayurvedic doctor working with Arya Vaidya pharmacy (AVP) Coimbatore India (www.avpayurveda.com) as a Senior physician who deputed him to Slovenia in the framework of the mission to spread Ayurveda in Europe. Working since 2010 for AVP in Hospital and Research Institute, one of the finest in India.
Vast experience in Ayurvedic Clinical diagnosis and practices like -
Panchakarma Therapy, Gastrointestinal disorders, Mental Disorders, Musculo skeletal diseases and Neurological ailments, Paediatrics, Skin and allergy clinics, ect. with the help of external Ayurvedic supplements & dietetics and Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures
Since 2020 his work is focused on Slovenija, whereas he work with Zavod Zaduso offering 120 hrs educational course on Ayurveda along with clinical visits in the Cities of Kranj, Maribor and Celje. Recently his book Ayurveda v Vsakdan zivljenju (Ayurveda for daily life )(https://respublications.eu/knjige/ajurveda-v-vsakdanjem-zivljenju/)
was published In Slovene language and received a good response.Since 2019 He works with Ayurveda Luxembourg Asbl, which was founded under his visionary for promotion of Ayurveda activities in Luxembourg and surrounding regions.There are monthly consultations, webinars and seminars offered.In Slovakia he works with Skola Ayurvedy as visiting lecturer and offer consultations.In Bratislava he offered many workshops with Insi.Ayurveda monthly.
In Sweden he offer monthly consultations associating with Ayurveda butiken
Since 2016 he has participated in SIA AVP Baltics as a Chief physician in various activities of clinical services, research and academic activities in Latvia and various countries like Slovenia and Turkey on a regular basis. Part of the team of lecturers & workshops for Introductory course in Ayurveda for University of Latvia.
Since 2018 he is a Consultant for the Ayurvedic Centre in the Baltic Beach Hotel & Spa in Jurmala, Latvia.
Follow Up Consultation
Ayu.dr. Dinil will provide an Ayurvedic analysis of your body type (prakruthi) as well as any anomalies and imbalances (vikruthi). He will give you thorough advice on what to do to correct the imbalances through personalized diet and herbal supplements.
Ayurveda massages and external therapies provide healing experience in short time.Its mentioned in classical texts of Ayurveda, to keep applying oil every day to prevent degeneration and worn out due to Vata( air element) due to hassles of daily life.
Abhyanga is a massage that is done with warm oil. The oil is applied on the entire body, from the scalp to the soles of your feet. It’s the most popular massage in Ayurveda.Therapy is given with specific care to the points to promote the complete relaxation.The oil is the central component of this practice.When combined with massage strokes, it is thought to promote overall health and wellness.
Massages for Lymphatics
This special Ayurveda Lymph massage helps the Lymphatic system to drain the waste from the body and regulates the immune system, enhance antioxidant activity and bodies normal response to immune system.
Massages for pain relief
Various herbal oil combinations are mentioned in Ayurveda for pain relief.
Ayurveda helps in pain due to chronic conditions with muscle pains, joint issues, back issues etc.At times oil massage is combined with Fomentation with Poultice (bag of herbal powder) made warm and applied over the joint