WAT IS AYURVEDA?

Ayurveda is de wetenschap van leven en welzijn.

Het is de oudste gedocumenteerde verzameling van holistische medische kennis en bestaat uit een systeem van plantaardige oliën en kruiden. Ayurveda heeft zijn wortels in de Indiase geneeskunst, die meer dan 6000 jaar oud is.

Ayurveda werd vastgelegd in een geschrift met de naam Charaka Samhita door de legendarische arts Charaka in de 2de eeuw v. Chr. De Charaka Samhita reisde met kooplieden en geleerden naar China, Egypte, Arabië en Europa, beïnvloedde de geneeskunst en legde overal ter wereld de grondslag voor de geneeskunde op basis van planten.

Na eeuwen onderzoek is de doeltreffendheid van de Ayurvedische wetenschap bewezen en is de bezorgdheid over bijwerkingen afgenomen. Nu we op zoek zijn naar volledigere genezing en harmonieus welzijn, wint de holistische wijsheid van Ayurveda overal ter wereld aan populariteit als alternatief voor en aanvulling op de moderne, allopathische geneeskunde.

Bij Ayurvedische behandelingen wordt gekeken naar alle aspecten van iemands welzijn – lichamelijk, geestelijk en mentaal.

Ayurveda is de Kennis van het Leven.

Ayurvedic treatments are plant based

Ayurvedic lifestyle

The daily routine – Dina Charya (by Dr. Vasant Lad)

“A daily routine is absolutely necessary to bring radical change in body, mind, and consciousness. Routine helps to establish balance in one's constitution. It also regularizes a person's biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation, and generates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity.” - Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician

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Learn more about: The benefits of a daily massage: Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage

Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil Massage - By Dr. Claudia Welch

“Abhyanga is the anointing of the body with oil. Often medicated and usually warm.

The oil is massaged into the entire body before bathing. It can be beneficial for maintaining health and used as a medicine for certain disorders. Abhyanga can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost everyone.

The Sanskrit word sneha means both “oil” and “love,” and the effects of Abhyanga are similar to the effect of saturation with love. Both experiences can give a deep feeling of stability, warmth and comfort. Sneha--oil and love--is sukshma, or “subtle.” This allows sneha to pass through minute channels in the body and penetrate deep layers of tissue.

Ayurveda teaches that there are seven dhatus, or layers of tissue in the body. Each is successively more concentrated and life-giving. It is taught that for the effects of sneha to reach to the deepest layer, it should be massaged into the body for 800 matras, roughly five minutes. If we consider that the entire body needs this kind of attention, a 15-minute massage is a minimum amount of time.

Benefits of External Oleation. Outlined in: Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita and Ashtanga Hrdayam Benefits of applying oil to the body (Abhyanga): Produces softness, strength and color to the body

  • Decreases the effects of aging
  • Bestows good vision
  • Nourishes the body
  • Increases longevity
  • Benefits sleep patterns
  • Benefits skin
  • Strengthens the body’s tolerance
  • Imparts a firmness to the limbs
  • Imparts tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
  • Stimulates the internal organs of the body, including circulation
  • Pacifies Vata and Pitta and Harmonizes Pitta
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What is your ayurvedic constitution (Dosha)?

Here you will find a list of qualities which will help you to define the constitution (dosha) of a person.

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MEER WETEN OVER AYURVEDA?

ER IS VEEL OM TE LEREN VAN:

HOU JE VAN LEZEN?

WE RADEN AAN:

  • The Book of Ayurveda: A Holistic Approach to Health and Longevity by Judith H. Morrison.
  • Ayurveda: Life, Health, and Longevity by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda.
  • Hidden Secret of Ayurveda by Robert E. Svoboda.
  • Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing by Usha and Dr. Vasant Lad.
  • Absolute Beauty by Pratima Raichur
  • The science of self-healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Ayurveda for Women by Dr. Robert Svoboda
  • Healthy living with Ayurveda by Anuradha Singh
  • The Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra
  • Ayurvedic beauty care by Melanie Sachs
  • Not just a pretty face by Stacy Malka
  • Balance your hormones, Balance your life by Dr Claudia Welch, MSOM

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