The Roots of Ayurveda Herbalism
The Ayurveda system of herbalism traces its roots to over five thousand years ago to the Himalayan Mountains of India.
According to legend, a great meeting took place in a Himalayan cave in which the greatest wise men of India assembled to discuss their healing art. These men, some of whom had traveled for thousands of miles, possessed tribal knowledge of the medicinal herbs of India–knowledge that had been passed down orally since the beginning of history. At this meeting, these men combined their knowledge into one body which they called the Ayurveda, from two Sanskrit words; Ayus, or “life,” and Veda, or “knowledge.” “Ayurveda” has been translated as “the knowledge of life,” and as “the science of life.” It has been suggested by one modern writer that a more appropriate translation would be “the knowledge of life span”.
Another ancient form of knowledge is about understanding your Chakra.
Learning about your Chakra can go hand in hand with Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda philosophy, health is dependent upon one’s ability to live in harmony with one’s self and with the external universe. Traditionally, as much attention was given to illnesses of the mind as to illnesses of the body. The Ayurveda physician taught that in order to avoid illness and pain, the patient must control the destructive (and self-destructive) nature. Living in harmony with the environment was recognized as essential to one’s mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Ayurveda physicians taught that prevention was more desirable than a cure.
Their ideal was to develop an individual’s natural resistance to disease to the point where one’s immune system could function as one’s best medicine. Their goal was to maintain an individual in his or her optimal health throughout life, so that the ultimate goal of life –the awareness of his or her connection with the life principle– could be pursued without hindrance.
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