But should we become ill, Ayurveda’s goal is to discover and treat the cause of the illness, not just its symptoms, thereby preventing it from reoccurring. This is possible as Ayurveda recognizes that each person is a unique individual having a specific roadmap which plots our Personal Path to Wellness. When we learn about Ayurveda, we learn how to manage our own health according to our roadmap. We adopt daily practices to ensure our wellbeing and how to recognize – and reverse – factors, such as stress, that will cause our health to be detoured from that Path to Wellness.
Ayurveda teaches us that living in harmony with our environment - with nature - is imperative for keeping us on our Path to Wellness. We achieve harmony by adapting to changes in weather; eating foods that are in season; avoiding incompatible food combinations; and by obtaining proper exercise and rest. The reduction of Stress through practices such as yoga, breath work, aromatherapy and meditation as well as Massage and Bodywork are an important part of our Path.
Unfortunately, our environment, experiences, diet and lifestyle can cause our Doshas to go “out-of balance” so that we veer off of our Path to Wellness. We become ill. However, it is possible to determine how the imbalance occurred and even to predict what illness is most likely to occur based on the Doshas.
According to Ayurveda, there is no illness without a disturbance in the Doshas.
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