Concept of Health in Ayurveda

October 28, 2022

The desire for Health and long life is one of the main aspirations in man since ages. According to Ayurveda, health can be defined as being rooted or placed in one’s self in terms of physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. In other words, physical fitness, functions of various systems of body, interaction with surroundings, climatic tolerance and mental state plays a vital role in determining the healthy state of an individual. We, at The Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort, aims at providing complete health at each of these four levels.

Based on Ayurveda concept, our body is primarily composed of three vital forces (Dosas), tissues (Dhathus), and bio wastes (Malas). These along with the digestive fire (Agni) in a balanced state helps in maintenance of health.

Tridosas or the Three Vital forces- Vatha, Pitha and Kapha are responsible for governing all bodily functions, when in a balanced state is called the Samadosa, and is responsible for good health. Whenever there is a disturbance from this equilibrium due to any misdeeds, improper perceptions or transformations in diet, lifestyle, geographical, climatic or age it gives rise to diseases.

Agni is referred to the digestion and metabolism in an individual. Health in an individual is highly dependent on the strength of this Agni (metabolic or digestive fire) and its balance (Samagni). Irregularities in dietary habits- the time, quality and quantity of food consumed have an impact on the Agni (metabolic or digestive fire) and any interferences with it can lead to severe diseases.

Dhatus (tissues) in the body should be in a balanced state (Samadhatu) for proper nourishment and Malas (bio-wastes) should also get excreted from body time to time for normal functioning of systems and maintaining health.

Apart from these, the mental state of a person is also equally important when it comes to defining good health. At The Nattika Beach, we provide special importance to mind along with sensory and motor organs. Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation along with the Panchakarma therapies advised base on the health condition, helps in attaining the equilibrium of the Agni (digestive fire), Dosas (Vital forces), Dhatus (tissues) and Malas (Bio-wastes).

The biggest sign of health is being able to be at peace physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. We, at The Nattika Beach help to attain better quality of life by improving the health of an individual.

Dr. Leshma Vijay