Ayurvedam

An exquisite and unique Ayurveda Institute where knowledge blends into practice gaining upon the atharva ayurvedatraditional Gurukula system reinstated from ancient Indian standards. We try to bring the grace of this blessed science from experienced hands.

Ayurveda is the most ancient form of pristine human wisdom, taking care of the single most relevant subject- Life. The Indian subcontinent has always been famous for its manifold scientific contributions. The ancient documents of human wisdom known as the 'Vedas' originated here. Vedas are known to be the sources of many traditional sciences including the science of Life- Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is the classical medicinal system that stands for Health, Wellness and Vitality. Above all, it is a science of Lifestyle  providing wellness and contentment while dealing with the  philosophy and  purpose of Life. It  teaches  us to bring  the  body along with the  mind and soul in  alignment with the nature in order to restore the natural constitutional balance within each one of us. Ayurveda let you have this balance being maintained while you are in your healthy state and helps you to gain back that normal balance while you are sick. This is made possible by utilizing the basic foundation principles of the science to strike the perfect balance within you.

At Ayurveda Gurukulam, we try to bring the goodness of this science before the global audience. This Ayurveda School blends well with a spectrum of programs covering different wellness strategies. Different categories of students with diversified needs in learning are being taken care of at this Gurukulam.

About Ayurveda

The written findings of Ayurveda dates back to around 5000 years ago , knowns as the "Science of life" . It governs all the aspects by which a human being can live a healthy , peaceful and happy life , not only healing the body but also the mind and the soul.

Ayurveda give lots of importance to prevention along with cure . It helps the disease free person to maintain good health and cures the diseased by eliminating the diseases from its roots.

Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is presently in daily use by millions of people in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka,China, Tibet, and Pakistan . It is now in practice for health care in Europian countries. The word "Ayurveda" is a tatpurusha compound of the word ayus meaning "life" or "life principle", and the word veda, which refers to a system of "knowledge".

According to Charaka Samhita, "life" itself is defined as the "combination of the body, sense organs, mind and soul, the factor responsible for preventing decay and death." According to this perspective, Ayurveda is concerned with measures to protect "ayus", which includes healthy living along with therapeutic measures that relate to physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony.

Eight Branches (Ashthanga) of Ayurveda

The eight branches of Ayurveda are:

  1. Internal medicine - Kayachikitsa Tantra
  2. Surgery - Shalya Tantra
  3. Ears, eyes, nose and throat - Shalakya Tantra
  4. Pediatrics - Kaumarabhritya Tantra
  5. Toxicology - Agada Tantra
  6. Purification of the genetic organs – Bajikarana (or Vajikarana) Tantra
  7. Health and Longevity - Rasayana Tantra
  8. Spiritual Healing/Psychiatry - Bhuta Vidya

Basic Principles of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is based on the following theories :

  1. Pancha Mahabhuta Theory

(Five Elements)

  1. Tri-dosha theory

(Three Body Humors)

  1. Sapta-dhatu theory

(Seven Body Tissues)

Pancha mahabhuta Theory

The basic premise of Ayurveda is that the entire cosmos or universe is part of one singular absolute. Everything that exists in the vast external universe (macrocosm), also appears in the internal cosmos of the human body (microcosm). The human body consisting of 50- 100 million cells, when healthy, is in harmony, self-perpetuating and self-correcting just as the universe is. The ancient Ayurveda text, Charaka, says, "Man is the epitome of the universe. Within

man, there is as much diversity as in the world outside. Similarly, the outside world is as diverse as human beings themselves." In other words, all human beings are a living microcosm of the universe and the universe is a living macrocosm of the human beings.

The Pancha Mahabhuta, or "five great elements", of Ayurveda are: 

1.Prithvi or Bhumi (Earth),

  1. Ap or Jala (Water),
  2. Agni or Tejas (Fire),
  3. Vayu or Pavan (Air or Wind),
  4. Akasha (Aether).

Hence, Ayurveda advocates : Yat Pinde, Tat Bramhande .

Tridosha Theory

The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily humours or doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

1)Vata is the air and aether principle in the body

2)Pitta is the fire principle in the body.

3) Kapha is the water and earth principle in the body.

Balanced Tridosha means a Healthy Person

Every person (and thing) contains all three doshas. However, the proportion varies according to the individual and usually one or two doshas predominate. Within each person the doshas are continually interacting with one another and with the doshas in all of nature. This explains why people can have much in common but also have an endless variety of individual differences in the way they behave and respond to their environment.

Ayurveda holds that specific disease conditions are symptoms of an underlying

imbalance. It does not neglect relief of these symptoms, but its main focus is on the big picture: to restore balance and to help you create such a healthy lifestyle that the imbalance won't occur again. Living in health and balance is the key to a long life free from disease.

The theoretical side of Ayurveda provides insights into how to live one's life in harmony with nature and natural laws and rhythms. Its practical side - specifically its guidelines for an intelligently regulated diet and daily routine, its techniques for stress management, and its exercises for increased fitness and alertness-help us take control of our lives and develop radiant health.

Motto of Ayurveda

Motto of Ayurveda is : SWASTHASYA SYASTHYA RAKSHANAM, AATURASHCHA VIKAR PRASHAMANAM”,

Means:

“Preservation to health of healthy person and treating ailments with breaking causative factors of pathogenesis”.

Courses

Completion of the Basic course you can join various courses in Ayurveda. Those who show good excellence in the study can undergo further training in different fields depending on their choice. This Academy offers a series of courses like Advance Clinical course, Practical Training in Panchakarma, Marma Therapy, Herbology, Ayurvedic Pharmacology, Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition (cooking) etc.

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