Aspects of Healing is the home of Ayurveda in Adelaide. Our traditionally trained Ayurvedic Practitioners ensure the practice of this ancient wisdom is both authentic and customised to the individual client.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda recognizes that we are not all the same. We are each unique and therefore need something different. This is emphasized by identifying and abiding to an Ayurvedic 'Life-Style' that is compatible, restorative and corrective for each person.
Established as the oldest surviving complete medical system in the world, Ayurveda has its origins dating back more than 5ooo years ago. The name AYURVEDA is derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots – 'AYUR' ('life' or 'longevity') and 'VEDA' ('science' or 'knowledge'). Ayurveda can be described as 'The Science of Life or Longevity" or "The Yoga of Life". Ayurveda and Siddha, provide the knowledge and the tools to allow you to experience your 'life-span' to its fullest extent for very specific purposes. This medical science offers a rich, comprehensive outlook to a healthy life. It was expounded and practiced by the spiritual rishis, who laid the foundations of the Vedic civilization in India, by organising the fundamentals of life into proper systems.
Ayurveda aims to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit. This is believed to help prevent illness and promote wellness. Ayurveda philosophy believes that people, their health, and the universe are all related. It is believed that health problems can result when these relationships are out of balance.
The Goal and Purpose of Ayurveda
There are two objectives of Ayurveda:
- 1. To maintain the health of those who are well and are not suffering from any disease condition. This is achieved by regulating one's diet and nutrition, exercise, hygiene and lifestyle.
- 2. The second objective targets curing the diseases of those who are sick. This section has a detailed insight into the various disease conditions, their causes, diagnostic techniques, remedies and therapies to cure, prognosis etc.
However, the highest or ultimate goal of Ayurveda and Siddha treatment is to attain absolute detachment of the 'Atman' or soul. This is the state of liberation or 'Moksham'. At the same instance, the body, mind and its equipment are not neglected but brought very much into focus and attention, as it is the means of realising the Self or Truth.
An important factor to consider is the natural law of Karma, that is "every action has an equal and opposite reaction' or 'cause and effect'. This can be compared to Newton's Third Law of motion. Karma is a natural law, and understanding this we come to understand why we are born the way we are. This allows us to accept our situation and realise we were born this way in order to experience certain things in a certain way. With the science of Ayurveda we learn to manage our bodies and minds as instrument given to us in this life for a specific purpose.
Principles of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is based upon the principle of the unity of life and seeks to increase our state of health through developing those factors of similar nature to it and reducing those factors of contrary or variant nature. Ayurveda believes that life is conceived as the union of body, senses, mind and spirit. A living being is a combination of three humours -"DOSHAS" (Vata, Pitta and Kapha).
Each person will practice and live differently as each person is different and unique.
How and why are we different and unique?
Ayurveda tells us that all that is matter contains five great elements, namely Ether (Space), Wind (Air), Fire, Water and Earth. These elements are in all matter and therefore present in Man. As such the physical Man is an integral and inseparable part of Nature.