Concepts of Ayurveda
Digestion - The foundation of Health
According to Ayurveda, digestion is the foundation of
health. Good digestion nourishes the body. Eating the proper
foods will make a big difference in your well being. There
are two aspects to the food and nutrition in Ayurveda. One
is the physical food you eat, digest, and assimilate. In
this process, the organs of your digestive system has a big
role. The second aspect of it is what you consume through
your mind-body. What you see, hear, taste, smell, feel, and
think are all important for your well being and impact your
health considerably. For example, stress plays a key role in
the health. Ayurveda had
recognized the importance of the environment in the total
health. Remember, everything in your environment is composed
of doshas that interact with
your own doshas. You are
affected by everything else which goes on in this universe
as you are part and parcel of this cosmos. Thus we have the
"big picture" or "holistic outlook" in Ayurveda.
- Agni: Your Digestive Fire
- Ojas: The Substance That Maintains Life
- Ama: Toxins
- Malas: Waste Products
- Prana: The Life Force
Agni: Your Digestive Fire
Agni in Sanskrit means fire. In Ayurveda, Agni is the
digestive and metabolic "fire" produced by the doshas that
grabs the essence of nourishment from food, feelings, and
thoughts and transforms it into a form your body can use.
Agni helps various tissues of the body produce secretions,
metabolic reactions, and other processes needed to create
energy and maintain and repair the body. Agni is also part
of the immune system since its heat destroys harmful
organisms and toxins. The activity of agni varies throughout
the day and maintaining the strength and natural ebb and
flow of your digestive fires is needed for good digestion,
good immune function, and resistance to disease. Agni is
needed to form ojas.
Ojas: The Substance That Maintains Life
Ojas is the by-product of a healthy, efficient, contented
physiology. It is the "juice" that remains after food has
been properly digested and assimilated. When you are
producing ojas, it means all your organs have integrated
vitality and you are receiving the nourishment your mind and
body need. Your whole being hums with good vibrations
because you are producing and feeling bliss, not pain.
However, when your agni isn't working properly, you don't
produce ojas. Instead food, thoughts, and feelings turn into
Ojas is the subtle glue that cements the body, mind and
together, integrating them into a functioning individual.
Ama - Toxins
Ama originates from improperly digested toxic particles that
clog the channels in your body. Some of these channels are
physical and include the intestines, lymphatic system,
arteries and veins, capillaries, and genitourinary tract.
Others are nonphysical channels called nadis (river or
stream) through which your energy flows. Ama toxicity
accumulates wherever there is a weakness in the body, and
this will result in disease. Ayurveda offers ways you can
cleanse the body of ama such as Panchakarma. However, it's
best to prevent it from forming in the first place. The
symptoms such as coating on the tongue or feeling tired all
the time are signs of ama.
Malas: Waste Products
Malas are the waste products of your body and include urine,
feces, mucus, and sweat. Eliminating waste is crucial to
good health, but dosha imbalances stifle the flow of the
malas, creating a toxic internal environment. If you are not
eliminating malas, it means you are accumulating ama
somewhere in your system and you may have to undergo
Ayurvedic cleansing to get rid of these toxins from your
Prana: The Life Force
Another key concept in Ayurveda is the life force that
enters the body at birth, travels through all the parts of
the body until it leaves at the moment of death. This life
force is called prana. Prana strings body, mind, and spirit
together like beads on a strand. Prana is the force
necessary to keep the living beings alive.
Prana gets its nutrition through:
- The lungs that absorbs the essence found in the air.
- The colon that absorbs the prana found in well
Thus the lungs and the large intestine are closely
connected in Ayurveda. They both supply Prana. For example,
a few minutes of slow, deep breathing can reduce the hunger.
Ayurveda is concerned with nourishing both the body as well
as the mind.
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