Monday, November 17, 2008

Adopt Ayurveda for healing

Karmic healing is a process, which involves getting over the attitudes that block you in life. These are usually related to some event that occurred in a past life, when you acted in a particular way, which gave rise to Karma. If it’s a karma, which needs to be overcome, then for sure your action resulted in someone getting hurt or some ‘bad’ outcome.

Recognizing it, getting over the attitude, which resulted in that action, acknowledging and taking that action, right this time, involves finally getting over its negative affect. Of course it also involves or may involve in part or whole ‘paying’ back in some form or the other.

These are at an intrinsic and natural level. But beyond it are efforts you can create through physical action, which can heal body and spirit. And for this adopt Ayurveda and its myriad practices for healing of self.

Adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle will lead one to greater alignment with nature, and one’s true nature. Healing involves removing toxins from your physical body which then aide in removing the toxins from your thinking.

Aromatherapy, for e.g. or the use of various oils (it’s also a western concept) affects a change deep within your soul…it changes things for you right from the cell level onwards.

Ayurveda involves use of plants and herbs for various illnesses, their prevention and cure. But also, more than that Ayurveda prescribes norms for living, which are as important as its various practices.

Ayurveda divides human nature into three basic types or ‘doshas’ and recommends aligning your eating habits and even work and other activity to your ‘dosha’ type. It’s the most natural way to live and makes one realize that the fads one follows with relation to diet etc will not work unless it is according to dosha. And what is according to your dosha type is also that which comes to you through instinct. For e.g. if you don’t like eating a particular fruit or vegetable, most probably your dosha type already does not recommend it. So, following your instinct is the best method in life!

There are many other Ayurvedic practices, which should be followed under a expert’s guidance or at least after cautious experimentation. Many of its practices are just descriptions of how one should conduct one’s life, and there’s a lot of power in that.

A useful link to test your Prakriti or Nature/temperament to find out your dosha type. This test gives you a complete breakdown of your dosha, which can help you to follow various useful practices for your particular dosha
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