The word Ayurveda is composed of ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning science. When putting together, Ayurveda literally means the science of life. For a long time, the importance of Ayurveda was neglected, with modern science taking the front foot. But now, the world is slowly trying to explore the field of Ayurveda as modern science fails to solve some of our problems.

Why Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, as discussed earlier, is the science of life. It concentrates on the prevention of problems rather than finding ways to cure them later. In simple words. Ayurveda provides guidelines and lays out a set of instructions, that, when followed regularly, will lead to optimum utilization of one’s energy and balanced living. The basics of Ayurveda lies in seeing an individual as a part of the environment interacting with nature.

For example, according to Ayurveda, one must wake up before 10 am in the morning and have a bath, meditate, exercise, and have breakfast within two hours of waking up as Kapha, a quality associated with lethargy, dominates the human body in between 6 am to 10 am. Hence, an early rise will guarantee a fresh and energetic day. Similarly, all the heavy meals should be consumed between 10 am to 2 pm as the quality that is associated with fire and digestive aids, Pitta, is at its highest during this time. In the time period 2 pm to 6 pm, Vata energy is at its highest and aids in mental work and creativity. In the evening, Kapha energy again comes into play and the cycle completes.

This cycle, if noticed, goes in sync with the cycle of the sun (i.e, nature). Ayurveda is all about the observations made between the similarities of nature and humans and using those observations to live a life full of zeal and happiness. Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old philosophy based on a deep understanding of the human body as a whole, encompassing the mind, spirit and emotions. It embraces medical science, philosophy, psychology as well as environmental factors.

Like the world accepted the benefits of Yoga and meditation that has its roots from India and its time that it will soon start acknowledging the importance of this Indian science as well. The holistic approach of Ayurveda insists on finding natural cures to our problems. It is a sustainable system of healing that is available to all and works in harmony with the natural world. Ayurvedic healing tools are easily available and the central message of Ayurveda is, “let food be your medicine and kitchen be your first pharmacy”.

At S.M.B.T Ayurved College and Hospital, we train our students and treat our patients with the mission of reminding them of the power of Indian roots and the vision to surpass the conventional approach to medical science. At S.M.B.T Ayurved College and Hospital, students learn the ways of improving lifestyle by amalgamating traditional Ayurveda with modern medicine.

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