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The Art of Being Healthy as a Whole Being

May 31, 2018 03:52PM

Ayurveda is a holistic science of longevity with a focus on quality of life in mind, body and spirit. It strives to restore the innate harmony of the individual. Ayurveda heals from the root cause of an illness, not just treating the symptoms. Its objectives include preventive care to preserve health and treat the imbalance to bring optimal health.

Ayurveda defines health in terms of the function of doshas(biological humors). These include agni(metabolic fire)and malas(wastes)in a state of equilibrium, resulting in a cheerful soul, mind, intellect and sensory organs. This healing approach sustains harmony at the physical, physiological, psychological and spiritual level.

Human beings reflect the aspects of nature. Whatever energies are outside the body are also in the body. The fundamental elements are wind, air, sun, fire, water, earth and space, and every living soul is connected to every other living thing through the cosmic soul.

The concept of prakriti(constitution) means the physiological attributes of health and disease relative to the predominance of dosha, the unchangeable whole life span. Wecan take remedial measures in diet and behavior suitable to prakritito maintain health and prevent disease.

The quantity and quality of natural food arewell defined in ayurveda, and food combinations are important. Personal health comprises a balance of good food, habits, emotionsand environment. Seasonal purification and detoxification also play an important role.


Aruna Patki is the owner of Ayurveda Healing Spa, located at 754 NW Barossa Valley Dr., in Concord. For appointments and more information, call 704-808-0708 or visit


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