There was me thinking that food was the basis of Ayurveda. Until I started reading “Ayurvedic healing”. The book explains that Ayurveda is more about meditation and mantras. Also a book that collected over 600 studies about Ayurveda. An awesome book.
You are killing yourself
One-third of cancers have diet as a risk factor. Over the course of our lifetime, we will ingest 50-60 tons of macronutrients, micronutrients, chemicals and toxins. 70% of all diseases are preventable. Read that again. 70% of all illnesses are preventable. Serious diseases do not develop overnight. Health is the absence of disease. Unfortunately, our current health system is based on treating symptoms. Where the body is seen as a machine.
Our health system is stupid
Our health system is not as sophisticated as you think it is. You cannot beat 5000 years of learning. You can also not deny the link between health and body, mind and spirit. Things are a lot more connected than you think. Humans are incredibly complex systems where everything is interlinked internal and externally. Illness is a disruption of natural law.
Back to nature
You need to get back in touch with natural law. From that perspective, mediation is fundamental and in particular Transcendental Meditation. That is one of the key lessons I picked up from the book. The undeniable link between body and mind. Placebo on steroids. Your true self as the captain of the ship. Read Lipton.
Your mind is the engine
If your mind is still and pure, you will automatically be more healthy. That is why Ayurveda becomes effortless once you become more aware. It is about the alignment with nature or what they call the unified field. As a result of reading this book, I have switched meditation technique and applying mantras (including my primordial mantra) to my meditation. Mantras help to switch off the ego and connect to the true you. It is highly recommended.
Science is backing Ayurveda
The book uses string theory, physics (spin types), system theory, genomics, frequency and vibration to explain Vedic science, doshas, and Ayurveda. Helping you understand intelligence’s mistake (ego), the body as waves, and an immense flux of vibrations. The body as a pattern of intelligence. Mind and body as a continuum. Your body as an ecosystem. If you could be one with the unified field, you are sorted. Back to TM.
The book takes a scientific approach to the doshas (unlike the other books I have read) and how Vata, Pitta and Kapha are actually linked to the spin types. Where Vata is the lead dosha as it the most volatile of the doshas. Stressing the importance of balancing the doshas, your environment, your food, your emotions, your thinking and your routines. As I wrote in an earlier blog, start with three things.
Food as a starter
Food is therapy, taste has meaning, different people respond differently to food, digestion is as important as the food itself. There is no one size fits all. You need to know yourself and understand what works for only you. Trust your bodies’ natural instincts. You already know this, eat fresh quality food, trust your nose and your taste. Dump processed food as a starter. Ghee is mentioned as part of any diet. So is milk. Please realise that you can eat yourself healthy. It is that simple.
Remember the 50-60 tons? That needs to be digested. 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract. That your gut and your biome. Enzymes, probiotics, free radicals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids and reactive oxygen species.
Herbs and healing
Or herbs in Ayurveda. I now use Glutathione, MAK5 and Triphala as my daily intake (combined with Omega 3). Other herbs mentioned are fresh ginger, honey, garlic, turmeric, liquorice root, holy basil and fenugreek. They are now part of our kitchen and our diet. Getting rid of the toxins or ama. Helping your body. Where your own body enzymes are the most effective. Start realising that your own body can heal itself if it is taken care of well.
Half of the book is about meditation, TM and mantras. Sounds have an effect on physiology. Everything is vibration. The correct mantra matters a great deal. The mantra ensures inner silence, with the mind wide wake but perfectly still. A fourth state of consciousness, Studies show that the health impact of TM is profound. Including slowing the ageing process. It affects your limbic system, frame of mind and helps metabolising experiences. TM helps you access that elusive unified field.
Get yourself a mantra
Start with the three things and just add meditation twice a day for 20 minutes. Preferably transcendent meditation. Get yourself a mantra and start. If you want to know more about Ayurveda, mantra and meditation, contact my partner Liana, a Deepak Chopra certified Ayurveda coach. Her website is www.ritualsmarbella.com. That is how I got my mantra.