Ayurveda has been a popular form of medicine in India for thousands of years. Ayurveda is a culture of life that is as old as the Vedic period rather than a medical system. Ayurveda has a lot of importance in the health care of the patient as well as the treatment of the disease. Therefore, the Acharyas advise to practice routines like Dinacharya, Ritucharya for health protection.
“Swasthasya swaasthya rakshanam
Dinacharya is a set of guidelines for what a sober person should do from when they wake up in the morning to when they go to bed at night. In the Ayurvedic scriptures, waking up in the Brahma Muhurta, daily Shodhana, brushing teeth, writing Anjanam, Nasyam, Kabalam/Gandhusha, smoking incense, Tambulam, exercise, Abhyangam, and bathing are all described in the Ayurvedic texts.
Apart from these there are rules that we have to follow during the seasons as each season changes. Ritusandhi is the 14 days between the end of one season and the beginning of the next season. In order to get rid of the bad things accumulated in the body in each season and to prevent diseases from the bad anger of the next season, we should practice proper rituals and examinations during Rithusandhis. These are all things that we should practice to maintain physical health.
But mental health is just as important as physical health. Ayurveda also advises practicing Aachara Rasayana, Sadvrutha and such for mental health. It helps us to ward off mental illnesses.
By practicing proper and regular diet and eating habits, our immune system increases and our body remains healthy and helps to keep us healthy especially in today's era.
This blog article is written by Dr. Satheesh C - Chief Medical Officer of Tatva Ayurved.