Dear Friends,

After a long period I’m writing this blog…sorry for the delay due to very busy schedule…as you all know few days after there is a festival of Light “Diwali” is coming up and than after soon we will enter in Hindu New Year…also in the West part of the world in December Christmas and than after we will enter in the new year 2016…let’s take pledge for both these new year are upcoming we must decide to start living healthy…How let’s discuss…

1st let’s understand the definition of Health…According to Ayurveda below is the correct definition…

“Samadosha, samagnischa samadhatumala kriyaha

 prasanna atmenindriya manaha swasthya ityabhidheeyate”

Acharya Susruta has described the features of a healthy person in the above quote. It follows that the doshas must be in equilibrium, the digestive fire must be in a balanced state and the tissues (dhatus) and malas (wastes) must work in a normal state. The sensory and motor organs and mind, atma must be also in a pleasant state. Such a person is called a healthy person or Swastha

The doshas that are present in the body and mind, namely vata, pitta and kapha, must be in a balanced state in order to keep a person healthy. When the balance of the doshas is disturbed, either aggravated or decreased (vitiated) it produces a state of Dosha Vaishamya, which is called disease. 

In order to keep an individual healthy and digestive fire (koshtagni) and dhatuagni (tissue enzymes) must be in a proper state. When agni is less in quality (Mandagni) it will cause many diseases (“Rogaha Sarvepi Mande Agnou”). It is a well known that the health of an individual depends on the proper strength of his digestive power. 

Sama dhatu mala kriya: (Balanced state of dhatus and malas):
According to Ayurveda there are seven Dhatus namely Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Medas, Asthi, Majja and Shukra. And the excreta or Malas – purisa (faeces), Mutra (urine), Sweda (sweat). The dhatus of the body must function properly and so also the malas of the body. 

Prasanna Atmendriya Manaha:
In Ayurveda the functions of the sensory and motor organs and mind have been given special importance. When these are not in equilibrium and not discharging there functions properly, it will lead to a state called disease. Even though the above a functioning properly the bodily activities must not vitiate (decrease) the above. The state of mental health is more important than that of the physical health of a person. 
Swastha or the healthy state is maintained from birth and the three doshas remain in a balanced state, then the person achieves a well balanced constitution, attractive appearance, good muscular strength and complete peace of mind.
Good health can be maintained until death. For this one should intelligently follow all the rules laid down according to the Ayurvedic  science. Only then will a person enjoy an optimum life span of a hundred years without contracting disease. He will also gain recognition in society, friendship with people and honour and wealth as he has the energy and ability to achieve all the goals in life.

The aim of this system is to prevent illness, heal the sick and preserve life. This can be summed up as follows:
•Swasthyas swasthya rakshanam - to protect health and prolong life
•Aturasya vikar prashamanamcha - to eliminate diseases and dysfunctions of the body
•And both these are aimed towards the promotion of health on three levels:

How Ayurveda can help you to remain Healthy?
Specialized Ayurvedic remedies such as Panchakarma chikitsa, Shirodhara or following an Ayurvedic diet, basically endeavor to restore the harmony of the tridoshas. The purpose of all Ayurvedic remedies and herbal medicines is to keep the doshas or the humors in equilibrium, since an imbalance indicates a disease condition. Samsodhana (cleansing process), samsamana (palliative measures) and nidanaparivarjana (treating the causes) are the three main stages through which Ayurvedic remedies usually progress. 
Of these three remedial phases, samsodhana is considered a prominent process and according to Ayurveda, should be administered with full care. Panchakarma is synonymous with this process. In fact, panchakarma is a group of five ayurvedic remedies, all of which are not practiced in all diseases.
A healthy person, as defined in Shusrut Samhita one of the primary works on Ayurveda, is
“he whose doshas are in balance, appetite is good, all tissues of the body and all natural urges are functioning properly, and whose mind, body and spirit are cheerful…”
Here i want to introduce some Selfcare measures which help you to stay healthy…we will discuss it in our next blog …
Till than post your comments if you have any question to start living healthy…

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Dr.Gaurang Joshi
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