Ayurvedic medicine is one of the oldest medical systems, having originated in India perhaps, as much as 3,000 years ago. This ancient medical system of India is based on ancient writings that rely on a natural and holistic approach to physical and mental health. The treatment of Ayurveda combines products, diet, exercise, and lifestyle. It places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thoughts, diet, lifestyle, and the usage of herbs.
Season Two Ayurveda, earlier known as Ayurlaya, has proved its excellence and trust in ayurvedic treatments and its authenticity through the last few years. As a dedicated wellness centre, Season Two Ayurveda offers curative, restorative, and rejuvenating therapies/treatment plans that help you achieve physical and mental wellness. Season Two is instrumental in conducting educative and informative events on ayurvedic treatment and lifestyle for the in-house community and the public.
On 28th May 2022, Season Two Ayurveda conducted ‘Heal From Within’, an elaborate session organised in association with the Ayurveda Medical Association of India. An interactive Session on Yogic diet and lifestyle by Dr. Arya Soman (BAMS, CCY) and a demonstrative session on Restorative Yoga by Dr. Anila R S (BAMS, PG dip yoga therapy, MSc yoga) gave valuable insights on common health issues and their treatment in Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda, Dr. Arya Soman says, there exist three types of Gunas – Sattva, Rajas, and Thamas. In Yoga and Ayurveda, the three Gunas are classified as the qualities of energy. Without Tamas one would not sleep, without Rajas, one would lack dynamism, and without Sattva, life would be uninspiring, lacking the higher human qualities. The Doctor’s talk majorly focused on preferable eating habits and lifestyle of the senior community as suggested by Ayurveda. Ayurveda says that the food we eat has an enormous influence on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
With so much enthusiasm, the audience raised their concerns and queries about a preferable diet and lifestyle and the helpful tips that Ayurveda suggests. The Doctor elaborated on a few misconceptions people have about certain eating habits. It is recommended not to include yoghurt in our meals every day. Though ginger tea is very beneficial, Ayurveda doesn’t recommend its daily intake. Lemon and its juice are definitely good for the body, but the Doctor pointed out that we should make sure that it is in the diluted form.
The group then actively participated in the following session by Dr. Anila R S, on restorative yoga, a whole new experience of relaxation for the mind and body. They were given individual attention and instructions with suitable stretching exercises and a few breathing techniques to practice. The audience got introduced to Chair yoga, a form of yoga that helps to improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength while boosting your mood and reducing stress and strain in joints. It is beneficial for any fitness level, from active seniors to those recovering from an injury.
Ayurveda addresses all aspects of life — the body, mind, and spirit. It recognizes that each of us is unique, each responds differently to the many aspects of life, and each possesses different strengths and weaknesses. Through insight, understanding, and experience, Ayurveda presents a vast wealth of information on the relationships between causes and their effects on each unique individual.