Maharishi Ayur-Veda® an integrated Multi-modality Approach for Perfect Health
Maharishi Ayurveda® is Consciousness-Based Health Care, enlivening the body’s inner intelligence to enliven your bodies self repair and homeostatic balancing mechanisms that promote natural healing from within. You are unique, Ayurveda understands and individualises healthcare and education to your state of balance, body-type, stage of life and situation. Get to the root cause of multiple imbalances with a personal consultation.
At this very moment, your body is controlling your heartbeat, breathing, temperature, and a thousand other highly detailed processes. This is possible because there is an inner intelligence in the body, at work 24 hours a day. Maharishi Ayurveda enlivens this inner intelligence to restore and maintain health. It is the complete and perfect revival of Ayurveda, the most ancient and comprehensive science of natural medicine in the world.
The Revival of Ancient Knowledge
In the middle of the 1980’s the knowledge of Ayurveda, parts of which had become lost, was re-enlivened in terms of its fundamental principles and integration by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in collaboration with leading Ayurvedic physicians and restored to its completeness. This complete Ayurveda is called ‘Maharishi AyurVeda®’. It stands for the highest quality of health care and is enjoying increasing recognition worldwide.
“Maharishi Ayur-Veda represents the tradition of Ayurveda at the highest level of effectiveness and completeness as propounded in the classical texts.” – The All India Ayurveda Congress.
Maharishi Ayurveda recognizes that everyone is unique. It is able to identify imbalances in the Doshas – the operating principles found everywhere in nature at different times of day and during the yearly cycle of seasons. These principles are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
For the human physiology, we can think of these three doshas as different aspects of inner intelligence functioning silently behind the scenes to maintain all the functions and structures of our body in a balanced and healthy state. When we handle disease at this fundamental level, symptoms often disappear spontaneously.
The Dosha Theory
While there are some influences from nature that create the same effect in everyone there are many aspects of life that produce variable results. The spectrum of possible influences and their effects can be simplified by the theory of doshas. Doshas are governing principles found all throughout nature. They are present in the food we eat, the weather, our emotions and in the people we meet.
Vata dosha is like the wind, it is light, dry, rough, changeable, quick and cold. It is responsible for all movement in the universe. It can be experienced in the breeze, in the circulation systems in the body, in our feelings of enthusiasm and in the light dry nature of a cracker biscuit.
Pitta is like the fire, exhibiting qualities of heat, intensity, sharpness, acidity and is red, orange and yellow in colour. It is responsible for all metabolism and energy in the universe, from digestion of food in our bodies, to chemical reactions. Anything that involves transformation requires Pitta. Pitta is found in heating or sour foods like chilli, ginger, yoghurt or oranges. Hot weather and intense activity also increases the qualities of Pitta.
Kapha dosha is slow, stable, sweet, sticky and heavy, kind of like chocolate mud cake or the feeling you get after you have eaten it. Kapha is expressed as earth and water and is responsible for all lubrication, cohesion and structure. Damp weather, a sedentary lifestyle and heavy food can increase this dosha.
By understanding the doshas and their influences, balance can be can be created and maintained using changes in diet, exercise and our daily routine. Our unique constitutional type or body-type, also plays a part in the effects of the doshas. We each have a different proportion of the doshas. We can also develop what is called Vikriti, which means imbalance of the doshas. We experience too much or too little of a particular dosha for our unique physiology. Pulse reading is used to assess our nature and our imbalances.
The theory of the doshas helps in understanding and treating a myriad of symptoms i.e.those collectively termed premenstrual syndrome or PMS. Over 150 symptoms in nearly every organ system have been attributed to PMS, and as a result treatments have had limited success. MVAH understands PMS in terms of imbalance and treats it by balancing a particular dosha. This tends to fix a number of problems at once rather than trying to attend to each one individually.
Vata out of balance gives rise to mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, constipation, abdominal bloating and irregular periods. During the period it can cause cramping, backache and irregular flow. Pitta can create premenstrual irritability, increased appetite, migraines, excessive heat and diarrhoea. Excessive bleeding during menstruation indicates an imbalance of Pitta. Weight gain, fluid retention, breast enlargement and sluggish digestion premenstrually is due to too much Kapha. While during the period it can cause back stiffness and menstrual clots.
Do the Dosha Quiz to check if you have any imbalances?
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Hippocrates once said that illness does not fall from the sky but is the result of all the small mistakes we make each day.
When a permanent stimulus of, for example, Vata dosha occurs, causing Vata dosha to divert from its normal pattern, then an imbalance occurs in that dosha and the functions it governs will become imbalanced. This could be experienced, for instance, as nervousness, headache, high blood pressure or digestive problems. Such symptoms do not occur overnight but develop over a long period of time.
The body will try to eliminate this disorder by activating the Vata-balancing properties of the Kapha and Pitta doshas. If, however, these reserves are used up, then this natural process fails to remedy the situation and the signs of Vata imbalance begin to appear.
This Vata imbalance can be further increased by outside influences that the body is unable to combat.
It could be compared to a steel spring, which over a long period of time is flexible enough to maintain its shape, but when overstretched loses its elasticity and form.
Imbalance of the three doshas is not the only cause of disease; an accumulation of toxins can also impede good health. Toxins may be produced through bad digestion, be absorbed into the body from the environment, or even be created by mental strain. Toxins gather in the cells and tissues, hindering their development, purification and proper nourishment.
Ayurveda recognises six stages in the development of disease. An experienced practitioner can identify these stages with the help of pulse diagnosis. Modern medicine only has methods to detect the last three stages in the development of disease. The great advantage of Ayurvedic diagnosis lies in its ability to detect the earlier stages of disease.
The sooner a disease can be detected, the easier it is to treat.
Maintaining health is in our own hands
When the concept of the three doshas and their role of metabolism is understood, it is easy to appreciate the principles of Ayurvedic treatment. Such treatments are always be comprehensive. They provide the framework to help the body naturally rid itself of toxins, rebuild its reserves, eliminating the cause of illness and restoring balance in the physiology.
All the treatments – Transcendental Meditation, Panchakarma, Ayurvedic herbal preparations and healthy food help to nourish the body’s own intelligence. This intelligence is the intelligence of nature. It promotes inner balance, regulates the dynamics of the doshas and embodies our own “inner doctor” in the physiology.
Six stages in the development of disease
1. Accumulation (Sanchya)
When a dosha cannot freely circulate in the body because it is blocked at some point, then it eventually accumulates there. Wherever the disorder appears it also affects the subdosha functioning in that part of the body.
2. Intensification (Prakopa)
The affected dosha cannot flow and accumulates in excess at that point.
3. Diffusion (Prasra)
The excess dosha spreads around the body.
4. Localisation (Sthana Samsharaya)
At some location, where it does not really belong, the excess dosha settles and develops the first physical symptoms of disease.
5. Manifestation (Vyakti)
The typical symptoms of the illness appear.
6. Outbreak of disease (Bheda)
The full symptoms of the disease are experienced.
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We look forward to empowering you with knowledge and practical therapies to correct any imbalance and enliven your bodies healing intelligence.
Maharishi Ayurveda focuses in identifying imbalances in the body and mind, and restoring balance to support the innate healing and self repair process within the body. The vaidya (Maharishi Ayurveda Consultant) will employ the Ayurvedic technique of nadivigyan (pulse assessment) to detect imbalances before they develop into more significant concerns.
With three fingers on the pulse, the Ayurvedic expert can read a detailed story of your physiology.
Acknowledged by the World Health Organization, this technique has been used as a vehicle for early detection of imbalance and plays an important role in the prevention of disease.
Consultations are ideal for young children, pregnant women and undiagnosed or multiple problems as pulse diagnosis pin points imbalances at their root cause.
Your personal consultation will include the following recommendations from our highly trained experts in Maharishi Ayurveda:
-Dietary Information Herbal food supplements recommended for nourishing and balancing your personal body’s system.
-Lifestyle recommendations (if needed)
-Detox programs (when needed)
-Educational follow-up to help you gain the benefits-Side benefits rather than side effects
-Benefits noticed in the first few weeks.
-You will leave the appointment with easy to follow guidelines to help restore balance and enhance your body’s own healing process.
You will leave the appointment with easy to follow guidelines to help restore balance and enhance your body’s own healing process. Benefits generally noticed in the first few weeks.The consultant has at hand many approaches from this Multimodality approach all integrated to flood your body with coherence and enliven it’s inner intelligence. Consultants may also recommend the Maharishi Vedic Vibration TechnologyTM for chronic disorders, Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems, stress reducing meditation techniques, assess your home, its orientation, your sleeping direction etc. and instruct you in simple breathing exercises and yoga postures, recommend nourishing oil massages, herbalised oils and aromas all from our specific dosha tailored product ranges.
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Maharishi Ayur-Veda® a Natural Multi-modality Approach for Perfect Health