Saturday, 15 August 2015

Ayurveda


History of Ayurveda :


             Ayurveda was revealed by the creator of the world himself – Lord Brahma. Ayurveda was an ancient system of life (ayur) knowledge (Veda) arising in India thousands of years ago. Ayurveda having very deep understanding for creation. 
The great rishis or seers of india came to understand for creation through deep meditation and other spiritual practices. The rishis reveal the deepest truths of human physiology and health. Rishis observed the fundamentals of life, organized them into an elaborate system and compiled India's philosophical and spiritual texts, called Veda of knowledge.

             Aryavarta, Native place of Aryans. They covers large area surrounding to the Himalaya and to be placed where Rishis and Munis were lived. Now, It covers areas in countries like Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Tibet. 




Ayurveda is the most ancient science of healing which enhances longevity. The hymns, the mantras and the medical information contained in the Vedas were contributions of Rishis and munis over a period of time.

For a few centuries, the tradition of Ayurveda was dimmed due to the natural and also by the invension of foreign cultures into India. Due to Ayurveda, Long life and good health are now being rediscovered. To be healthy, harmony must exist between the purpose for healing, thoughts, feelings and physical action.

          Ayurveda deals with what is good life and bad life, happiness and misery, that which supports or destroys and the measurement of life are show the difference to everyone. It works to maintain health in the healthy and to prevent disease in order to promote quality of life and longevity.



Introduction of Ayurveda:
       Now a days Ayurveda is very Popular in all over the world due to his great benefits in medicine and health field Today, a primary need of Ayurveda is for transdisciplinary research designed to study its fundamental concepts, medicines and treatments. Popularity of Ayurveda has increased several folds not only in India but also in all other countries.
       Ayurveda can be defined as a system, which uses the inherent principles of nature, to help maintain health in a person by keeping the individual's body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature.
     Ayurveda theory  is completly  based on the premise that the universe is made up of five elements: air, fire, water, earth and ether. These elements are represented in humans by three "doshas", or energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
       Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs.




     Knowledge of Ayurveda helps to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance both physical and mental. Examples of these emotional and physical stresses include one’s emotional state, diet and food choices, seasons and weather, physical trauma, work and family relationships.
     Ayurveda plays major role in contributions to medical science by providing many leads in natural product drug discovery in various diseases. Until then, value of Ayurveda in medicine and natural product research remained largely unrecognized, remain neglected but now its good time to accept reality of Ayurveda theory.
                  



        In few decades significant developments have systematic research on various aspects of Ayurveda and traditional medicine in India. We all hope that interesting science will emerge through such efforts giving India and Ayurveda due visibility, acceptance and much desired stage in the global medicine.

Nadi Pariksha (Diagnostic Theory ):
        It is part of Ayurveda theory , This is the most powerful and accurate Diagnostic Tool for understanding the cause of any faults or Disease in the Human body. Based on Vadic study and research. the normal course of our visit to a doctor, we specify the ailments we feel we are suffering from. Based on this preliminary information,
On the other hand , during the Nadi Pariksha, a person need not have to specify his/her problems in advance to doctor . The Nadi Vidwan is not supposed to know the details in advance as he should not get influenced by the patient’s symptoms.
       Each cell in our body possesses its own intelligence. It is the communication of this intelligence in the form of vibrations that is studied in Nadi Pariksha. Nadi Pariksha understands the vibratory frequency of the Pulse at various levels on the Radial artery. Subtle vibrations are read at seven different levels vertically downward that help in ascertaining various functions in the body.
  

The pulse, when examined, reveals both physical & mental characteristics of the pulse. The accuracy of the pulse reading depends on the intuitive awareness of the individual and also the ability to understand and interpret the subtlety of vibrations. This sensitive awareness determines the success of Nadi Pariksha.

Tri- dosha theory:-

        According to Ayurveda, everything that exists in the universe is made up of the five basic elements; earth, water, fire, air and space (ether). All that exists in the universe, exists within us. A dosha (doa), according to Ayurveda is one of the three bodily humors that make up one's constitution. 
These teachings are also known as the Tri-dosha theory. The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily humours or doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

        Vata dosha is formed when prana mixes with the elements air and space. Vata does all movement. The qualities of Vata are light, dry. Air, quick, and cold. Vata people are very tall or little. They are thin and either tall or short. They have asymmetrical features. 
When Vata people are in balance, they are creative and easily adaptable. When Vata people are out of balance, this leads to fear and anxiety. Vāta or Vata (wind) is the impulse principle necessary to mobilize the function of the nervous system. It affects the windy humour, flatulence, gout, rheumat.


         Pitta, heat is made up of the elements fire and water. Pitta governs digestion, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. The qualities of Pitta are - hot, sour, pungent, sharp and acidic. Pitta people have strong digestion. Their build is athletic. 
When Pittas are in balance, they are intelligent, cerebral and sharp. When out of balance, they are hot and easily angered. Pittas tend toward rashes. Pitta is the bilious humour, or that secreted between the stomach and bowels and flowing through the liver and permeating spleen, heart, eyes, and skin.


          Kapha  is made up of the elements earth and water. Kapha is our bones, muscles, teeth and everything dense in our bodies. The qualities of Kapha are slow, steady, heavy, oily, and cold. When Kapha people are in balance, kapha people are loving, nurturing and grounded. When out of balance, they are needy and heavy in body and mind. Kapha is the body fluid principle which relates to mucus, lubrication, and the carrier of nutrients.



Thursday, 13 August 2015

YOGA


Brief History of Yoga-

Yoga is very enitient philosophy in India from 5000-year-old that combines exercise, breathing, diet, relaxation and meditation.The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India. The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda. 
The Vedas were a collection of texts containing songs, mantras and rituals to be used by Brahmans, the Vedic priests.The early writings on yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost.  Yoga’s long rich history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice and development as follows:

1. The beginning or innovation  stage of Yoga called  Pre-Classical Yoga. Were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda.

2. The first stage of  practice stage of Yoga  called Classical Yoga. In the pre-classical stage, yoga was a mishmash of various ideas, beliefs and techniques that often conflicted and contradicted each other. The Classical period is defined by Patanjali’s Yoga-Sûtras, the first systematic presentation of yoga.

3. The second of Practice stage of Yoga called  Post-classical Yoga. A few centuries after Patanjali, yoga masters created a system of practices designed to rejuvenate the body and prolong life.

4. The last/development of  stage of Yoga called Modern Yoga. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, yoga masters began to travel to the West, attracting attention and followers. This began at the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago, when Swami Vivekananda wowed the attendees with his lectures on yoga and the universality of the world’s religions.

Introduction to Yoga:

Yoga is a combination of physical and mental disciplines which makes the body stronger and healthier. Yoga makes mind calm and more control and self-realization.  It emphasizes the relationship of body, mind and breath, the synchronization of the breath and movement. The use of counter pose, sequences of linked postures and modification of postures to suit individual needs.
Yoga is a science of right living and it works when it makes habit of our daily life. It works on all aspects of the person: the physical, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual. Integrating the many aspects of ourselves and putting us in control on our minds.


The effects are good, bringing about health awareness and a change of attitude towards ourselves. We cannot practice Yoga without changes happening within ourselves, becoming more aware that it influences our life and the way we live. Yoga helps to improve our confidence and life makes happy. Yoga is a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body and spirit to achieve aim of the life.


The Four Ashramas of Yoga:
Each Ashramas defined a level of spiritual practice based on the duties and responsibilities required at each stage of life. The four Ashramas allowed the Indian culture to participate in and actively support a rich spiritual life, as well as gave the individual comfort and clarity to progress along the path of Self-realization.

Brahmacharya (Student) –

The first quarter of spiritual life is spent as a student, closely studying with a spiritual teacher (guru). In this stage the focus is on yoga training, mental discipline, and learning about spiritual, community, and family life.

Grihast(Householder) –

The second quarter of spiritual life is spent as a householder, creating and supporting a family and fulfilling one’s worldly interests and duties. The most appropriate path of yoga for this stage is Bhakti and Karma Yoga, and other practices that can be performed in the context of worldly life and service to others.

Vanaprasthya(Hermit)-

In the third Ashrama, one begins to withdraw from the world to establish a state of hermitage. This is a transition stage, moving away from fulfilling the needs of the family and society to deepening the practices started as a householder in preparation for the forthcoming renunciate stage.

Samnyasa(Renunciate)-

In this last Ashrama, the yogi/ni retreats from all involvement in all worldly pursuits and seeks only the attainment of the unitive state of Self-realization. Becoming a Sannyasin requires committing to a set period of practice and the taking of spiritual vows.


 


Advantages of Yoga:

Yoga is good for your posture and structural balance (leading to mental balance), it promotes flexibility and suppleness, strength and stamina, tones the internal organs, improves concentration, teaches you how to breathe more effectively, facilitates relaxation and calms the mind.
Yoga has many advantages over other methods of maintaining health, such as gymnastics, athletics, aerobics, games, and various other forms of exercise.
It helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement.
It does not need any costly equipment and materials, or playgrounds, swimming pool, gyms, etc. Yoga can be practiced throughout the year.
It can also be practiced inside the house or in the open, singly or in groups. The only requirement is a thick carpet spread on the floor.
 It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Introduction To Health And Fitness

Health And Fitness

Today, Due to fast and busy life in big cities large problems are created about health and fitness. So, We are making this blog related to health and fitness. Health is a dynamic process because it is always changing. In this blog, Healthmakeshappy satisfies your better lifestyle. As our lifestyle improves, our health also improves and we experience less disease and sickness. 

 Natural Food
The purpose behind making the blog is to introduce to some of the basic practices and guidelines for healthy living. we can improve our health on a daily basis. Living healthy and wealthy life  is everyone’s desire. Wellness is the search for enhanced quality of life, personal growth, and potential through positive lifestyle behaviours and attitudes.
  
Beautiful Health

we take responsibility for our own health and well-being. We must promote the benefits of regular fitness activity and help people understand why they should be active about health. Those of us who participate in regular physical activity do so partly to improve the current and future level of our health.

Physical Fitness
Different health problems are created about social health, mental health, emotional health. Health care is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.


The key to achieving and maintaining fitness is keeping training and workouts daily, yoga and pranayam makes it flexible body and calm mind control. Everyone should be conscious of their personal fitness and mental well-being. The only way to achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle is to make the necessary changes to your everyday life. Every person wants to improve the greater personality in today’s life. In fast life, Maintain longetivity is very difficult to everyone. If everyone needs to change personal life and maintain good health and physical fitness,  then time  taken is very important.

Health is not only related to diseases, it is but also a happy and enjoyable life.