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AYURVEDA: THE ANCIENT ART OF CURE AND A BEAUTIFUL ART OF LIVING
by Dr. ANNIE M JOHN


Ayurvedam is a gift of God from heaven as the answer to the frequent prayers of our ancestors. It has not been given just to cure diseases but it has shown a way of living which is healthy and fruitful.

These days, life is a burden for all. It does not matter if you are rich or poor. For the poor, it means suffering, as they have to work hard to make both ends meet and also to attain a desired standard of living. The affluent persons have to work hard in order to keep up the style of living (social status) they are accustomed to. In the midst of all these worries, tension and hard work, your mind will not have peace nor body get proper rest. This can lead to disease.

Here ayurveda gives you an advice on proper style of life. Get up early in the morning and pray to God.

" Bramhe muhurthe uthishte swastho rakshartheam ayusha"----

Our God almighty is the only answer to all our miseries. We should pray for our daily bread. Forgive others, so that we get forgiveness from God. This divine love of God help us to love all our friends, neighbors, elders and vanishes all hatred from our minds. Thus our mind becomes clear to see the beauty of the world, which god has given to us. This will enable us to be satisfied with our earnings and to see the gifts of our life. The clear contented mind helps to think properly and free us from anxiety, tiredness and idleness. With full energy and peace of mind we have the full day to live.

Think about body appetite, digestion and sleep. This will give an idea of " doshe vriddikshaya". If something goes wrong, we should seek necessary medical care. Recognizing and identifying the messages our body conveys us at various stages is very important for a healthy living.

"Suthrasthana" instructs to have fresh and tasty food with a good appetite. Work with utmost sincerity that you fear nothing, God gives you the reward. Good sleep is essential for good health. There is clear and proper instructions about sexual life as it is very important. Food, sleep and sex are the three pillars of life.

"Rithucharya" talks about changes in climate. The strains due to overwork is caused by external elements. "Nidana parivarjanam chikithsa"---says to avoid the cause to cure the illness. "Suthrasthan, Nidanesthana, Chikithsasthana " talks about medicines that cure the disease. Thus both prevention as well as cure is discussed.

Ayurveda - the ancient art of cure can be a modern art of living for better life and good health.

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About The Author:

Dr. Annie John is a degreed Ayurvedic Doctor in India, the land where Ayurveda originated. Annie has a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from the University of Kerala and is practicing. HolisticOnLine thanks Annie for taking the time out to write this beautiful article that gives a different perspective to Ayurveda.

HolisticOnLine also thanks Meena John Kurian, sister of Annie for giving the encouragement to write the article as well as transmitting the article electronically. Thank you Mohan and Meena.

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