Is Ayurvedic medicine relevant today ?
Although born more than 5,000 years ago in what is today known as India, Ayurveda travelled – particularly during its apogée around 500 BC – throughout the world and inspired many of the traditional medicinal systems such as the Persian, Chinese, Tibetan and Greeks. Its principles were understood by local medical communities and treatment modalities were adapted to the needs of the populations.
Why don’t we get along with everyone? Why some of us prefer to stay in rather than going out? Why do children become difficult at puberty? And why do women go through “mid-life crisis” at menopause? In the work environment, some of us prefer leading teams and others are happy being part of a team. Why is that? Why do some of us work best with deadlines and others need complete freedom to be at their best?
One of the many gifts of Ayurveda is a simple framework to understand ourselves and others better so we can improve our personal health and relationships.
What is your doshas (unique body-mind constitution)? Have you got more air, space, water, earth or fire element present in your body? How do the five elements impact your health and proneness to specific disease? And why is it essential to know your doshas (unique constitution)?