Health & Beauty | 24 January 2017The 4 Simple Steps of Ayurvedic Health Care Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Ayurveda was developed 3,000 years ago in India and is one of the world’s oldest healing systems. The Simple Healing Cleanse is an accessible four week cleanse derived from this ancient system of Hindu medicine. It will help you to understand your body and how the food you’re eating is effecting your health. But first, let’s start from the beginning and take a look at Ayurveda’s 4 simple steps of health care. Fundamentals of Health and Balance Your body is speaking to you at every moment of every day. It is communicating each of its needs and challenges with simple, logical actions. Do you detect when your stomach tells you it is adequately full at each meal? Have you ever heard its tiny voice speaking to you, or do you just eat until discomfort arises and you feel heavy? Have you ever noticed the coating on your tongue when brushing your teeth? Did you know that the coating is your tongue revealing the state of your digestion, something that can help you decide which foods to eat each day? This is your body speaking in a language that most people have long forgotten, the innate wisdom that we all possess as infants but are not always encouraged to listen to as we grow into adults. The good news is that this language is easy to learn. The colors and textures you see in your hair and skin when you peer into the mirror are hints of balance or imbalance. Your face—with its unique lines and creases, beauty marks and blemishes, and luster or lack thereof—tells a story of your health. Your eyes, often called the windows of the soul, share the truth of your being as emotions rise up and through them. Your tongue is a map of the internal world—the world of digestion, assimilation, and elimination. Your nails reveal secrets deep in your bones. Even your aches and pains are a cry: “Can you help? Here? There?” These are just some of the ways our bodies are always speaking to us. Together, these bodily signs create a road map depicting the journey either away from balance or toward it. Before disease manifests, many road signs of warning may appear. Have you ever felt as if something in your body was just not right? Maybe you visited your doctor to report a series of seemingly unrelated symptoms, but the doctor found nothing wrong. These are the road signs. This is your intelligence speaking. Many ancient forms of medicine from India to China to Greece and beyond relied on reading and understanding these bodily signs to prevent and diagnose disease. If you are willing to look and listen carefully, you can understand your body’s language and make prevention your key to health. Ayurveda is a common-sense medicine we need in modern society. Originating more than 5,000 years ago in India, Ayurveda is a traditional medical science based on natural principles that apply to all life. It not only recognizes the uniqueness of each individual but also outlines principles that support better health for each body-mind type—the physiological and psychological characteristics of an individual that Ayurveda categorizes into three main types, which are described in detail in chapter 2. With the individual as its focus, Ayurveda offers a model of prevention-based medicine that many cultures lack today—a true system of health care, not just sick care! Although Ayurveda prioritizes self-observation and self-care practices to foster good health, Ayurveda also has many specialized branches such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychology, and rejuvenation to improve health when we are sick or injured. According to Ayurveda, health care has four simple steps. Learn the basic principles that apply to all life, so that you can see yourself and the world around you clearly. Use these principles to determine your body-mind type, and then follow diet and lifestyle practices appropriate for your type. Learn to attune to the cycles of nature, living in harmony with the seasons and thus maximizing your energy. Cleanse the body regularly and follow up with a period of rejuvenation to remove any unhealthy accumulation before it can develop into a problem. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Cleanse your body while still feeling well-fed, healthy, and balanced! Most cleanses promise everything from clear skin, to zero belly fat, to nirvana. But one thing missing from many of these empty promises is true nourishment. Derived from Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga and the ancient system of Hindu medicine, The Simple, Healing Cleanse is an informational guide to a traditional, accessible four-week cleanse that will help you build more body awareness and consciousness around food. With 50 basic, cleansing recipes and meal-planning tips, this cleanse is easy even for the busiest bee with a minimal amount of time to spend in the kitchen. You’ll learn how to incorporate the concept of your Ayurvedic type (dosha) to build a foundation for healthy, life-long dietary choices, bring balance to the body and mind, and cultivate vibrant health. The Simple, Healing Cleanse will help you find simple ways to give your digestive system a break, to simplify your diet without crazy, unhealthy restrictions, and simply find lightness, clarity, and ease in a scattered, noisy world. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.