The world we live in today is afflicted with so many diseases. Yes, we have come a long way in medical science which has helped alleviate human medical issues that in the past would have needed drastic measures sometimes even resulting in death. However, there are some things that western medicine still cannot cure. Certain western treatments also pose the threat of side effects. Unlike the west, the east has been following the same doctrines for medicine, and one of these is the ancient art of healing of Ayurveda. Translated as ‘life-knowledge’ in Sanskrit, Ayurveda has its origins as far back as 5,000 BCE. So, the question is, can this thousands of years old system of health, help us live a more healthy life? The is, yes!
Ayurveda focuses in not only alleviating a specific ailment, it concentrates on healing the entire body and bringing in back to its healthy, former self. It takes on a holistic approach to combat physical as well as mental illnesses and helps the sufferer achieve peace in the body as well as the mind. This ancient doctrine is still strongly practiced in India where it originated from the Vedas. Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been given a new aspect to it where it has been transformed into tourism. Those who wish to be healed with the help of this age-old healing system would book an Ayurvedic hotel like the Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara, where they would undergo a treatment process that ranges from 2-3 days to even 1-2 weeks, depending on the type of therapy your body needs. This is decided by an Ayurvedic physician based on your ailments, medical history and most importantly according to your body type.
If an Ayurvedic holiday is not your type of thing, don’t worry there are other ways to bring in Ayurveda to your life to make it healthier. Ayurveda emphasizes that a healthy life is a result of healthy habits, maintained throughout and not just during certain phases. Some of these healthy habits that Ayurveda promotes are about having the right amount of sleep, correct detoxification practices, good clothing habits, regular exercise, adequate take of fluids and a well-balanced diet exempt of harmful chemicals and preservatives. Like we said earlier, Ayurveda is all about maintaining a good mentality as well as physique, thus it promotes a well-balanced mind achieved by maintaining healthy social and personal life, avoiding stress, anxiety or anger; meditation and yoga.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+