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Wellbeing

Sickness and disease render us ineffective to carry out the day-to-day responsibilities. We cannot function properly if our mind is troubled or agitated. If we have adequate security and do not have any religious or faith-based affiliation, we once again become inept to enjoy happiness. We know from experience that a sick body, a turbulent mind and spiritual ignorance are impediments to our success. But we cannot avoid being sick or be agitated at times or miss out on spiritual practice every now and then. How can we enjoy our life during those states? All it takes is an adjustment in attitudes and we feel good. Certain practices and disciplines are needed for attitude adjustment. Wellbeing is a state of effectiveness in any situation of health or sickness.  

Svasthaya (Health)

Health in Ayurveda refers to svasthaya that is made up of two words
Sva: self-normalcy, it covers psychosomatic well-being of a person. According to Sushruta it is not only psychosomatic but also spiritual awareness that is covered under sva.

Sthaya: state of staying

Health: It is also called the natural state of all the three aspects of human body (normal function of the physical organs, calmness of mind and spiritual awareness).

Prakriti: At the moment of conception each person’s psychosomatic constitution (combination and proportion of vata, kapha and pitta (v, k, p)) is determined by genetics, lifestyle and emotions of parents. This does not change during one’s life time, except in very rare cases. Equilibrium of psychosomatic elements is called health.

Vikriti: Current proportion of psychosomatic elements or current state of health.

In a person of excellent health the proportions of psychosomatic elements in vikriti are same as in prakriti. But more likely there will be a difference, for vikriti reflects all aspects of diet, lifestyle, age, environment and emotions that are not in harmony with prakriti.

 

Roga (Illness or Disease) is disequilibrium of psychosomatic elements.

Disease It is the lack of balance among the three somatic doshas (v,k,p)

Healing:  The difference between vikriti and prakriti can be restored or established by the principles of Ayurveda (Science of Life) by a an Ayurvedic Practitioner through a variety of procedures such as taking life history, analyzing the face and tongue, and taking a pulse. And that is called healing.

Vikriti emanates from prakriti and in the end dissolves in it. Similarly disease springs from health and again moves to attain the state of prakriti. In the spiritual evolution of man, ayurveda is the foundation, yoga is the body and tantra is the head. Healing can be accomplished through various disciplines: Ayurveda, to balance the three doshas; Yogaasana, system of postures;

Tantra, spiritual practices and Jyotisha, science of light, through some plans to negate the unfavorable effects of certain planetary configurations. These may involve wearing of certain gemstones, pilgrimage to holy places or appeasing of certain planets and their deities through yantras.

 

Praanaayaama (Breath Regulation)

Is a simple and very effective way that ensures wellbeing under all situations of stress and normalcy. Workshops are offered throughout the year. Fall is an especially good time to learn this discipline so that it is continued through the winter season at home when the outdoor activities slow down. According to Ayurveda system of healing winter is the time to rebuild body’s defense mechanisms through revitalizing the digestive fire. Breath Regulation offers more in terms of developing your own way of wellbeing than any other you might've tried. There is no special preparation or accessory required learning the skills besides willingness to do so.

Praanaayaama is known to bring any psychosomatic condition to normalcy. Praana is universal energy harnessed as bio-energy in manifested life. It is the very medium through which matter and mind are linked to consciousness. Control of the flow of praana helps control the mind and therefore leads to concentration and awareness about oneself. During praanaayaama breath is regulated and modified. A well-regulated breath can control the fluctuations of mind. It brings to surface the interior wisdom that is dulled due to actions born of passion, anger and delusion. It promotes concentration and focus. There are a variety of benefits achieved by practicing praanaayaama techniques.

 
  • Maintains body's life-processes and balance
  • Fights laziness and inertia
  • Promotes resistance against fatigue thereby reducing the impact of stress
  • Strengthens metabolism when combined with yoga
  • Alleviates anxiety and keeps emotional balance
  • Develops concentration and memory Raise awareness about your constitutive nature.

ISH offers several programs in wellbeing to:
  • Develop Healing Consciousness 
  • Experience Wellness
  • Feel the joy of Fullness within You
 
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