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Wellness through Ayurveda

Updated: Sep 22, 2021


In this fast and digital world, “fear” about disease is driving people towards health and to live a life of wellness. Which is good, but in that process, everyone is trying to look and gain knowledge about each and everything irrespective of its purpose. Plenty of such information are flowing day in and day out through media and the internet. From social media to magazine articles, we are constantly told what we must do (or must not do) to live well. But do we really have to follow all of the health rules to be truly healthy?


  • ·Are we healthy if we eat only vegan food and obsess about every ingredient we consume?

  • Are we healthy if we avoid sugar, gluten or dairy?

  • Are we healthy if we subscribe to multiple health publications, and follow all the “health rules”?

  • Are we healthy if we do yoga and practice meditation?

  • Are we unhealthy if we are in a toxic relationship?

  • Are we unhealthy if we don’t go to the gym every day?

  • Are we unhealthy if we don’t stock up on the top “superfoods”?

  • Are we unhealthy if we eat an extra slice of chocolate cake?

  • Are we unhealthy if we are constantly working overtime to pay the bills?


With so many rules surrounding health and wellness, how do we know which rules we can follow and which rules we should ignore? Is the movement towards wellness completely black and white…or is there a gray area somewhere?

Wellness doesn’t have to be complex. Once you understand what it means to be well, it can be easy to understand how you can start implementing strategies to make your life healthier.

WELLNESS DOESN’T HAVE A “ONE-SIZE” FITS ALL APPROACH. WHAT MAY WORK FOR ONE PERSON, MAY NOT WORK FOR ANOTHER

Definition of Health:


World Health Organization ( WHO )has accepted and defined health as per Ayurveda i.e " Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease of Infirmity" . WHO covers the three major aspect - Physical, Mental and social well-being. Physical and mental well-being are quite east to understand. The social well-being refers to how a person interacts positively with the people around him etc.

Ayurveda has further more to add-on to the definition of heath. " Heath is a state where in Tridosha ( 3 humors), Digestive fire, all the body tissues and components, all the physiological process are in perfect unison and the soul, the sense organ and min are in a state of total satisfaction and content"



Tridosha - Balance in Three Gunas i.e Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This refers to the physical and Mental well being

Digestive fire- Ayurveda believes that the imbalance in digestive fire ( Agni) is the root cause for most of the diseases. This also refers to the physical well being

Body Tissues and Mala: Seven tissues and 3 excretion in body. Also refers to physical wellness

Soul, Sense Organ and Mind - These refers not just only about mental health, but also into spiritual well-being.. As per Ayurveda Definition of Health is :


Health = Enjoying uninterrupted physical, mental and spiritual happiness and fulfillment

After looking at wellness through the lens of these definitions, it is clear that being well is more than following a set of rules. Wellness is a process and a state of being.

Being well is more than making healthy choices. It is about living. It is about thriving. And it is about consistently making choices that move you towards becoming nourished and fulfilled.

It is a continuous process that involves effort and dedication. It isn’t about striving for perfection, but rather it is about finding a sense of balance.


WELLNESS IS NOT A ‘MEDICAL FIX’ BUT A WAY OF LIVING – A LIFESTYLE SENSITIVE AND RESPONSIVE TO ALL THE DIMENSIONS OF BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT, AND APPROACH TO LIFE WE DESIGN TO ACHIEVE OUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR WELL-BEING

By having a holistic view of wellness, you will be able to look at all areas of your life and look at which of these areas may need adjustments.


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