Annual Body Maintenance
Since the time immemorial healthy and happy life of hundred long years is a cherished wish of human beings. In the world of ever changing and modern civilisation, this wish has been a nightmare. Credit it to the human beings living a stressful life in polluted environment, combined with constant changes in our behaviours and mechanical life pattern every now and then. Once can’t deny that the health of an individual is dependent on both hereditary and environmental factors. Health is a condition in which all the physical & mental mechanism of an individual function normally. It is not merely an absence of disease.
Ayurveda, the science of life, has the primary aim as to preserve the health of an every individual. Governed by the preventive principles, which are necessary for maintenance of health under the guiding light of swasthavritta, which is known as preventive and social medicine or community medicine in modern medical science..
- Maintaining the Mind-Body Balance
The body is a system that is fated to eventually break down and collapse. Therefore, efforts have to be made to maintain higher levels of health lest one slips down quickly to decreased levels of disease and death. Maintenance of the body-mind has to be done to prevent wear and tear. This is achieved by becoming aware of changes that happen both outside and inside the body and effectively responding to them.
Ayurveda emphasizes that one must become aware of diurnal and seasonal variations in the external environment and the impact it creates on the body. At the same time, one must also become aware of changes that occur within the body as the basic activities of life are carried out.
Our daily and seasonal regimens have been designed to make appropriate adjustments to changes in the external environment. The body is constantly adjusting itself to changes that occur from within. Such adjustments are initiated involuntarily but have to be completed by volition. These are called as the natural urges and attending to the natural urges constitutes one of the essential aspects of maintenance of the body-min
- Daily and Seasonal regimen
Day and night rolls by in a cyclic manner activating myriad changes in the environment. In a year, it circumscribes a bigger circle, the cycle of seasons. These changes are so structured and organized that one can almost feel an innate rhythm in nature as day and night unfolds into the play of colorful seasons. The word Rtu, denoting season means that which is a manifestation of Rtam, the innate rhythm of nature. Nature is the dance master and life forms are the dancers. The challenge is to tune in to the inner pulse of nature and achieve complete harmony. This is achieved by constant practice. In fact, every action should harmonize and integrate into nature. An action becomes right when it is done in the proper place and time. This is called as muhUrta. muhUrta means to integrate with the Rtam again and again.
Ayurveda advises Daily and Seasonal Regimen that regulates actions of the body and the mind with a view to achieving complete harmony with the external environment. This includes behavioral and dietary changes in accordance with the seasons, which is an essential requisite for maintenance of health.
- Attending to Natural Urges
The body is perpetually an engaged in exchange of matter and energy with the external environment. Being a system, it represents the functional stages of Input, Process, and Output. While processing is an ongoing activity, input and output are periodical activities. Thirst, hunger, gasping and yawning are involuntarily initiated activities of the body to provide necessary inputs to sustain the life process. The Urge for defecation, micturition, sneezing, flatus, cough, vomiting, and ejaculation are involuntarily initiated activities that lead to the output of relevant material from the body. Sleep is an urge that creates the occasion for the life processes to slow down, and rejuvenate itself, if not stop completely. Ayurveda says that the natural urges have to be promptly attended to and if either suppressed or stimulated can develop a situation that is conducive to the manifestation of various diseases. Ayurveda points out that people that habitually ignore the call of natural urges become prone to get diseases frequently. Courtesans, businessmen, priests and servants of the King are called sadAturas or ‚ Äòalways sick‚ Äô persons because their work style prevents them from promptly attending to the natural urges.
- Repairing the Mind-Body
If the mind-body is not upgraded or maintained properly, it breaks down prematurely causing diseases or even death. Depending on the extent of the damage done, such problems may or may not have solutions. Ayurveda emphatically declares that all diseases do not have a cure. The responsibility of the physician is to distinguish between curable and incurable diseases.
The harmonious association of the physician, the drugs, the nurse and the patient can treat curable diseases. The physician is the actor, the drug the tool of action, the nurse is the facilitator of healing and the patient, the substratum of action. They are together called the four limbs of treatment.
Ayurvedic treatment has also been specialized into eight branches taking into consideration domains where general principles of treatment have to be applied in a specialized manner.
- Hatha Yoga - This is a system of yoga that uses only physical aspect of moving postures, or asanas, in a way that you tone and purify your body. It helps in controlling the internal state of the body and making it more aware of its surroundings, soon rendering the body to be fit and motivated to meditate in silence.
- Karma Yoga - Here, we delve deep into the art of learning to be selfless and to treat oneself as a part of one larger universe of the divine, without being too attached to the fruits of results. We encourage the performance of all actions in a state of consciousness where the all almighty is the doer, humans being the medium of his actions.
- Mantra Yoga - Helping you concentrate your energies, mind and overall consciousness towards a certain mantra, or japa; our Mantra Yogas are often linked to a particular aspect of spirit.
- Bhakti Yoga - In this sort of yoga, we help the individuals to strive towards the love of the higher power. This basically starts with loving each and every being, hence aiming towards an unceasing worship.
- Raja Yoga - Dictated and rather immortalised by Bhagavan Krishna, in Raj Yoga we follow the formally systemised route of following the highest, royal most path of Yoga.
Treatment by Vedic Yoga
The word Yoga in Sanskrit means ‘union’. All implying to be one with yourself, your conscious and soul along with universes’ conscious or spirit. Even though yoga in contemporary times is touted as one of the safest, most effective and highly intensified from of weight loss physical exercise; in reality, yoga asanas are just the superficial aspect of this deepest form of science. It has the capability to unearth the eternal number of possibilities and potentials of human mind, body and soul. Its origin dates back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions as it is mentioned in the Rigvedas.
A wonderfully specialised branch of our comprehensive ecosystem, at VedicGram we help you get acquainted, and even master, with the art of Yoga through various forms and versions. They are:
Treatment by Vedic Spirituality
Call it a search for something sacred, a meaning or direction in life, a belief in higher power, a way of life, a core part of one’s soul, a feeling of belonging or awakening, a quest for wholesomeness or a belief that there’s more to life than just materialistic things; spirituality is indeed a globally acknowledged and accepted form of science.
Often approached through the realm of yoga, religion, meditation or religion; we at VedicGram make you in tune with the concept of spirituality through a medium of all this and personal reflection. After a thorough research on its personal and societal benefits and how it exceeds the borders of creed and culture, VedicGram understands that spirituality is capable of evoking emotions of patience, compassion, tolerance, honesty, love, hope and faith.
We help you connect to your higher, spiritual self through a range of mediums. Be it prayers, reading religious texts, living by certain values, inculcating habits that develop self-awareness and personal control, physical activity, voluntary work or getting closer to nature, VedicGram’s ways and means of exploring spirituality with you and within you are aplenty. By helping you strengthen, balance and have a deeper understand of one’s reality, being mindfully dedicated to spirituality also helps in getting relief from a range a lifestyle conditions, such as depression, anxiety, cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, and cardiovascular disease.