Life is a dance, on the floor of Punchmahabhootas, where music is by soul and Tridoshas are dancing under the guidance of TriGunas .This is the whole, what Ayurveda thinks about our body. Till the time Doshas are dancing well and there is a harmony in all that is known as health. If floor is damaged or music is not proper, this dance can't be good. For a good composition all should be sound and fine in this company. Whenever any of these get upset harmony disappears and disease appears!
Health and disease are two conditions of our body!! One is physiological (what our body needs, cells and systems do the same) dance is proper!! Other one is pathological, what our body faces due to the improper working of our systems; Tridoshas are not dancing well due to broken floor or the improper guidance of TriGunas. The difference between these two conditions is just a hair-line, just a slight upset in ones performance will make everything upset. Health and disease are two different performances only by a same group, out of which one give you joy and happiness and other disturbs you because they are not pleasant. So health is neither a one fold system nor a particular noun which we can explain in the words. For some of us to remain pain-less is health and for few others only normal lab reports are a guarantee for the health!!
Let's discuss health in other words…..!!!!
How to feel the health
When this is clear that we can't bind health in any definition, than it is important to know that what is this health, about what we are worried always. This seems to be a condition which we can feel only!! Let's try to feel it and then, think that are you healthy?
Virginia was quite well, she suddenly visited the hospital and in her blood report blood sugar was found on a higher side, she was not facing any sign and symptoms, but as soon as reports were in her hand she started to feel all the sign and symptoms. So now tell! Was she healthy before the test or after the test? If Virginia can know about her tendency to become a diabetic perhaps she has controlled the conditions and has not lost sweetness of her life!! Virginia , faced health and disease just in a day, if someone will ask about her health surely she will say before the test.
Now meet Peter! Who is a heart patient from last ten years, but he never allowed his disease to rule him, and he is doing all his works with full enthusiasm, for him neither today nor yesterday was a day of disease. Because he is bold enough to face the conditions and to enjoy his life !!!
This is true that newer aids of patho-diagnostic gave us new horizons to work in the field of health sciences, but these created fears to all of us! We should use all these aids for the betterment of our lives, not to rise fears daily!! Today we are dying more by the fear of a disease than a disease itself. This is the truth of each and every person today. If we can identify the predisposing factors, for a diseases than we can cut maximum expenses on our medical requirements, and can use the same money for the well being of our health. We should pay for heath not to the diseases!!
Health is a symphony which we can get when all the cords required, are in harmony. This harmony Virginia can feel even her blood sugar is on a higher side and peter can loose it anytime, if he looses the strength to face all the conditions, as easily he is facing these till now!! What is important remain healthy is good food, proper care all according to the needs of your body. If there is harmony and symphony both, but we can't feel any of these two on our personal level then nothing matters what level of the harmony we have attained!!! As we cant feel these!!!
Health for you disease for others how?
For few of us to stay without a doctor only is health, for another few to work after taking a pill or two, is health. And few are too much conscious about the health that even a sneeze is a disease for him. So what is health for me may be a disease for you, because health is a thing to feel only and to enjoy the betterment of life. This is why; according to Ayurveda none of these above three examples is an example of health. For Ayurveda the importance of being healthy is similar to the feeling of being healthy. Enjoyment of the health is pure health otherwise this is a lie. This feeling shouldn't be on your personal level only this should be on universal level, at the cosmic level. Only then this health matters something. So it will be better for you that come with us and enjoy the health. Don't try to define it!!!!
Food and Health
All animates are only a part of the ecological system. And food is a medicine in this system. In all kind of chains – vegetarian or non-vegetarian the main source of the food is “Sun”. This source of energy is manipulated every where. But this sun energy is stored in different ways. And different foods are available for us according to need of individuals. So selection of foods is important for each and every person. A mistake in this selection can mislead us to the town of diseases.
Fuel for the body may prove fuel for diseases . For example – a person consumes maximum energy yielding proteins but he is feeling pains due to increased uric acid in his body. This is because of the incompatibility towards that food for him. Any other person will never show any problem perhaps! Then how to decide that what's good for you and what's not? For this it will be better to know about your bio constitution (the Prakruti ). So, you can choose right food for your body.
This is food also……..
Not only the physio chemical “foods” which works as fuel for our body. The air inhaled by us also plays same role. Oxidation of the fuel available can't be completed without help of the oxygen and elimination of carbon di oxide, is similarly important otherwise, conditions will be harder to control. Lungs and G.I.T are similar in the functions of absorption and elimination. So one should be similarly aware about this kind of food also- air. For this “Vedic” Philosophers-cum- scientists have developed the system of the breathing exercises; Pranayam (Go to Yoga for details). As they were of the opinion that this air is the real source of life, they named it Prana- the vital energy!!
Food of Ideas should be ideal for you
Third food for our body is the food which our neuron box – the brain; needs to perform its activities in a proper mode. As does lungs and G.I.T. brain also absorbs the ideas, the thoughts, the words or scenes which it gets from outer world. Then store them, and eliminate, according to the need it feels good. But still improper food due to excessive repetition, starts to accumulate in our ‘neurons' causing psychosomatic diseases and other neural diseases. You can't avoid these scenes, ideas, thoughts and words. What you can do is, to make your brain too much strong that it will do what you need. You can do all this by choosing proper food and proper lifestyle for yourself, how much you pay to your medical assurance agent, spend on yourself and on your health.
Choose Thy Food Thyself
Now it is clear that God has awarded you with a special peculiarity, what all people don't have. That is your bio-constitution, your Prakruti !! You should be choosy in food but not according to the taste buds but according to the receptors lying on the surfaces of your cells. So you will be able to avoid all the dangers coming to you on the road of your health. If you don't know how to choose, we are here to help you as much we can do for you. Your awareness can save you from hundreds of diseases and also thousands of bucks you expand to gain it back. What is better- to spend few bucks to maintain the health or thousands of bucks to get the health back?
Surroundings affect you
What we are, just a part of the ecological system, in which we born brought up and now we are living? The flow of air, humidity, amount of water; around you and intensity of sun light along with electromagnetic position of your native place decides a lot about you. The chemical composition of the soil and water of your own country should be kept in mind always by you or your physician. We do it. More important is the temperature around you, which will decide blood supply in your body and food requirement of your body.
Ayurveda has divided the environmental conditions in three types. According to all the conditions of environment, discussed above these are known as Sadharan, Aanoop and Jangal Deshas. Where you take birth and where were you when you got ill. This all decides a lot about your Prakruti and the treatment of your disease. And food habits can be regulated by a good knowledge of your place. So don't follow a study done in South American Center, if you are staying in North America . It matters always a lot