Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that places a high importance on preserving health, preventing disease, and rejuvenating from illness. The healing science of Ayurveda does this by continually maintaining balance between the three doshas (bio-energies) and seven dhatus (body tissues). There are four main reasons the doshas and dhatus go out of balance, improper diet, improper lifestyle, improper stress management, and improper adjustment to seasonal changes.
One of the main goals of Ayurveda is to maintain healthy balanced dhatus (seven bodily tissues), this is achieved through a rejuvenation therapy called rasayana. Ayurveda is a highly evolved system of medicine where the concept of healthy aging and rejuvenation finds a prominent place.
Ayurveda recognizes that aging begins before birth continuing throughout life and progresses at different rates for each person. Aging involves two opposing processes that simultaneously come together, they are growth (anabolic) and atrophy (catabolic). Aging is the slow progressive breakdown of both structure and function over the person’s life span.
Rasayana is one of the eight branches of classical Ayurveda. Rasayana means the way to attain excellent quality rasa dhatu (lymph system) which offers quality nourishment to all the other body tissues. Good quality rasa dhatu boosts ojas (vital life force) and the immune system. Ojas is the best quality essence from all the dhatus, or body tissues combined. A person with good quality ojas will have a sharp memory, strong physical strength, digestion and metabolism. A person with strong ojas is also not prone to degenerative diseases.
Ayurveda classifies certain foods and herbs as having a rasayana effect and they are also classified as having an antioxidant, immunomodulatory, adaptogenic, anabolic, and anti-ageing effect. Some foods and herbs that are rasayanas include cow’s milk, ghee, guduchi, pippali, shatavari, haritaki, guggulu, brahmi, and ashwagandha.
Benefits of Rasayana Therapy
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Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.