Avoiding Imbalances and Mantaining Well-being
In this article we will explore avoiding imbalances and mantaning well being in Ayurveda.
Well-being is order, while disease is disorder.
Well-being is order, while disease is disorder. Within the body there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. A wise person learns to be entirely conscious of the presence of disorder inside the body. He/She understands that order is strictly linked to disorder and is therefore able to return to health.
In Ayurveda the concept of health is fundamental towards understanding disease.
The internal environment of the body is constantly reacting to the outside environment. In order to modify the internal environment to bring it back to equilibrium with the outside, it is important to undertand the course of a disease. In Ayurveda the concept of health is fundamental towards understanding disease. Therefore before gaining understanding of the state of illness we must explore the meaning of health and well-being.
When one of these systems loses balance, the process of disease begins.
The natural balance of the body
The state of well-being exists when the metabolic fire agni is in equilibrium, the three bodily attributes vata-pitta-kapha are in equilibrium. In a state of equilibrium the three waste by-products or malas (urines, feces, sweat) are produced in normal amounts. Also body mind, and conscience are working in harmony as one single thing. When one of these systems loses balance, the process of disease begins. The equilibrium of the elements and the mentioned functions are responsible for the natural resistance and immunity of the body. Therefore even a contagious disease may not effect a person in good health. So described, the dis-equilibriums of the body and mind are responsible for the physical and psychological pain and suffering.
Therefore even a contagious disease may not effect a person in good health.
Inclination towards diseases
Individual constitutions determine the inclination towards diseases. People with Kapha constitution have a definitive tendency towards Kapha illnesses. Kapha individuals may suffer from numerous attacks of tonsillitis, sinusitis, bronchitis and lung decongestion diseases. Similarly, individuals with pitta constitution are subject to inflammatory diseases of the gall bladder, bile, liver, hyper-acidity, peptic ulcer and gastritis. Pita constitutions are prone to suffering from skin conditions like general itchiness and exanthema. Vata individuals are predisposed towards intestine gas, lower back pain ache, arthritis, sciatic inflammation, paralysis and neuralgias.
Kapha individuals may suffer from numerous attacks of tonsillitis, sinusitis, bronchitis and lung decongestion diseases.
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