Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words 'Ayur', which means 'life' and 'Veda', which means 'Knowledge'. To know about life is Ayurveda. According to the ancient Ayurvedic scholar 'Charaka', 'Ayur' is comprised of four essential parts, the combination of mind, body, senses and the soul.
According to Ayurveda, the mind not only controls our thought process but helps us in carrying out day-to-day activities such as respiration, circulation and digestion. The mind and the body work in conjunction with one another to regulate our lifecycle. Maintaining the clarity of senses is an essential part in allowing the mind and body to integrate their functions and help in keeping us healthy and happy.
Ayurveda believes in soul and its importance. Existing in a more subtle form before the existence of physical form is known as soul. The ancient Ayurvedic Acharyas of India believed in the energetic essence of soul over illness.
In Ayurveda, a person, as a unique individual, is made up of five primary elements. The elements are space, air, fire, water and earth. The food we eat and the weather are just two examples of the presence of the elements.
Treatment in Ayurveda consists of anna and Vihara prescribed jointly or separately, depending upon the illness and the state of the patient. The various methods of treatment offer both preventive and curative forms of therapy.
Massage and other Ayurvedic treatments are available at many places around Kumily & Thekkady.