Mental Health Through Ayurvedic Perspective
Ayurveda is an ancient and traditional medicinal system of Bharat. Ayurveda great deals with entire concept of human life with a principle of healthier, happier life. Ayurveda is a perfect description of The Art of Living”. Ayurveda – “Ayu” = Life and “Veda” = Knowledge, is observed as “The science of Life”. It demands of preparation and continuity care of mental, physical and spiritual health of human beings. Life according to the Ayurveda is a combination of all senses, body, mind and soul.
Ayurveda is a science which has been less explored as a mainstream medicine for many decades now. In the recent past, Ayurveda has largely been studied and opted by the young generation and has extensively explored in integrating modern psychotherapy with ancient system of Ayurveda. When approached with the integrated principles of these two modalities, a natural yet powerful experience of strengthening the mind and body. Ayurveda is not just limited to physical ailments and symptoms, it is an inclusive approach towards spiritual, mental and social health dimension
Ayurveda, and contemporary psychotherapy approach can rediscover the intense emotions, thoughts that one undergoes with an awareness which bring more clarity to experience our surroundings and situations. Being aware and conscious mindfully itself can bring sweeping changes to our emotional and mental health pattern.
In the present scenario, an approach to an Ayurveda has largely widened including the west and their interest in integrating and inclusive approach towards Ayurveda as a whole science. Anantham Mind Studio, integrates the ancient science and the philosophy of ayurvedic concepts for a holistic way of living. The path is satisfying yet, there is a long way to go. In Charaka-samhita, “Attvavajaya therapy” mentioned which talks about the concepts of psychotherapy. One can witness comprehending “Yuktivyapashraya” and “Daivyapashray” as rational and faith therapies which are integral part of Samhita. The sattvavajaya chikitsya (Psychotherapy) is a technique to bring intellect, resilience and memory, as a form treatment of the patients. There are methods and approaches described clearly, which may be extensive to elaborate.
Ayurveda, way of living has largely approved in both western and eastern philosophy of health. The effectiveness of traditional mental health practices and promoting health through integrated holistic approach is identified as best health regimens.
The Above image explains about the concept of Sattvavajaya chikitsa (Psychotherapy)
Contemporary or modern psychotherapy is found effective in improving the symptoms of varied mental health illness and promoting a better mental health conditions of the patient’s stability. Psychology has derived wide range of effective interventions for behavior change, prevention care, rehabilitation of multiple mental disorders and treatment. Psychology, a study of mind is an indispensable interdisciplinary science for development and the practice of interventions in the mental health field. With the integrated approach with modern and ancient systems of psychotherapy, the scope is widening.
On this World Mental Health, lets celebrate the health through Ayurveda and imbibe the concepts of ayurvedic approach towards “Life”. Ayurveda is a qualitative, holistic life science of health and longevity. Ancient philosophy of healing body, mind and soul.
( Psychotherapist )