Fit Lifestyle and Yoga
Dealing with health and wellbeing is increasingly valued by us too.
Yoga not only includes physical exercises, asanas, but also nutrition and an attitude towards life. Many yogis also live according to a lifestyle such as B. Ayurvedic and eat mostly vegan or vegetarian.
Ayurveda and yoga come from the same philosophy. Ayurveda aims to put the correct way of life (Dharma) in the middle, while Yoga focuses on the aim of enlightenment (Moksha). Body, mind and consciousness form a unit.
Ayurveda means - science of life.
It comes from ancient India and was written in the Sanskrit language. It contains a wealth of knowledge about healthy living and the healing of diseases, from psychology to surgery, from pediatrics to geriatric medicine.
There are four goals in life:
DHARMA - The right way to live
MOKSHA - enlightenment
ARTHA - material prosperity
KAMA - sensual pleasure
Take a moment, close your eyes and ask yourself the question:
What are my goals in life?
Promote your inner and outer health and harmony through your way of life. Remain true to your nature, even if you are c
onstantly exposed to habits, and act out of duty and respect for it. Act for the common good, you are responsible for yourself and others.
Overcome the limitations to become inwardly free, free to identify with the body and the mind, the true nature is the consciousness beyond. This is a very high goal and can be achieved through long and regular practice of Hatha (pranayama, asanas and relaxation) and Raja Yoga (positive thinking and meditation).
Yoga does not condemn wealth, no harm should come to anyone else in the process and abundance should be avoided. Certain wealth is necessary for livelihood.
Art and nature enriches us positively, but sense gratification should be kept within limits, otherwise it can lead to addiction, frustration and disease.
"Ayurveda is the knowledge of a happy life and an unhappy life, a good life and a bad life, and of what contributes to these four aspects." CHARAKA
Ayurveda and the human body
In Ayurveda, the body is formed by the three doshas (energies), the seven dhatus (tissues) and the three malas (excretory products). These three and the Agni (fire) must be in balance to remain healthy. In order for the body to remain healthy, they must not be too weak but also not too strong. It provides vitality and a greater capacity for prana (life energy), thus preventing disease.
The three Doshas
These energies permeate the body and mind, each having its specific functions. When they are in balance, the body can function effectively.
VATA power of movement, activity and perception.
PITTA the source of all transformation processes.
KAPHA the strength and stability of the body.
The Seven Dhatus
The physical form is made up of these tissues, if they are healthy the body can produce Ojas. this substance supports the Prana (life energy) and protects the tissues from damage.
The three malas
These include stool, urine and sweat, these should be excreted in a timely manner to remain in balance. If they accumulate for too long, diseases can result.
The fire, digestive fire is important for good digestion of food and the formation of strong tissues. Poor fires cause the accumulation of undigested food, ama, which is toxic and can lead to disease.