Ayurveda believes that the relationship between our mind, body, soul and emotions – establishes our state of being. We can have a perfect diet, but if our mind or emotions are in a state of distress, this will manifest itself in the physical form and appear as disease.
Disease does not happen to us, nor does it occur overnight.
It is usually a reaction to a long-term diet and/or lifestyle that is destructive.
There are cases where disease can come from external causes or karmic factors but these are rare.
In modern culture, we immediately want to numb the symptoms of disease – opting for pharmaceutical drugs that will relieve us of the unpleasant side-effects of becoming ill.
This is not the solution.
We must embrace & celebrate our bodies ability to communicate with us in order to tell us that our current lifestyle practices are not serving us and that it’s time to reflect & re-centre.
Ayurveda defines a healthy person or ‘Swastha’ as possessing balanced Doshas, a strong digestive fire & elimination processes, fully functioning bodily processes, strong tissues, and most importantly – the mind, body, soul and emotions must be happy, content & satisfied. Only then can health reside in you.
-Sushruta Samhita 800BC
Ayurveda offers us the knowledge to cultivate a life of freedom, health, vitality, creativity and compassion – for ourselves, our community, all sentient beings and the planet.