Ayurveda Lifestyle

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine. When translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “the science of life” (the Sanskrit root Ayur means “longevity” or “life” and veda means “science”).

Ayurveda bestows us with the knowledge of how to prevent disease and how to eliminate its root cause if it does occur. The oldest known texts on Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and the Ashtanga Hrudaya. These texts detail the affect that the five elements found in the cosmic system - earth, water, air, fire, space – have on our individual system, and expound on the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and happy life.

According to Ayurveda, each person will be influenced by certain elements more than others. This is because of their prakriti, or natural constitution. Ayurveda categorizes the different constitutions into three different doshas:
Vata dosha, in which the air and space elements dominate
Pitta dosha, in which the fire element dominates
Kapha dosha, in which the earth and water elements dominate

The dosha affects not just the shape of one’s body but also bodily tendencies (like food preferences and digestion), and the temperament of one’s mind and emotions. By understanding the qualities of our natural constitution we are better able to do what is needed to keep ourselves in balance.

So as per Ayurveda, it suggests certain lifestyle changes related to daily and seasonal regimen, importance of eating healthy and how we should eat; the type of food we should consume, it also emphasis the importance of time in all that we do, it also strongly recommends that we should do daily massage, yoga exercises and have good sleep which can help us achieve healthy and strong body, mind and spirit.

Based on this know more about the lifestyle changes required as per Ayurveda