Understanding the Connection Between Body and Mind

The Connection between Body and Mind in Ayurveda

The seed of the disease will lie subconsciously in the mind in the form of anger, fear or attachment.

This article will help you understanding the connection between body and mind in Ayurveda. The loss of equilibrium which causes diseases can originate from the conscience, as a form of negative consciousness and can then manifest itself in the mind. The seed of the disease will lie subconsciously in the mind in the form of anger, fear or attachment. These emotions will then be manifested in the body through the mind.

Emotional Pathways

Modern medicine is finally able to unravel the magnificent complexity of the body and mind confirming Ayurvedic intuitions.

Repressed fear will also damage Vata, excess in anger will irritate Pitta, envy and attachment will damage kapha. These imbalances in the tridosha will therefore influence the natural resistance of the body (or immune system ‘agni’) which will then manifest an illness. Such is the way in which body and mind interact. Modern medicine is finally able to unravel the magnificent complexity of the body and mind confirming Ayurvedic intuitions. Modern society is ready to move towards a wholeness approach to mental and physical health.

Manifestation of an illness

For example a perturbed vata through certain spicy ailments may create fear, depression and nervosism.

At times, the disequilibrium that causes the process of illness can commence in the body and manifest itself successively in the mind or conscience. Food, life habits, environments with attributes similar to those of each damaged dosha will be in antagonism with bodily tissues. As a consequence this will create a disequilibrium that will manifest itself first on a physical level and in second place will influence the mind through a disturbance of the tridosha. For example a perturbed vata through certain spicy ailments may create fear, depression and nervosism. These paths illustrate the direct connection between diet, life habits, environment and emotional disturbances.

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