Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life.when there is a proper balance of the "Three Pillars of Life." These three "pillars" form a part of the bedrock upon which Ayurveda is built.

The Three Pillars of Life are 
1)proper digestion
2)proper sleep
 3)proper management of sexual activities. Eating, sleeping and procreating are essential to life, and when these three areas are in a healthful state of balance, the body and mind will reach.

Proper Food (Ahara):

• Sources include: food, spices, breath, water, emotions.

• Nourishes and Feeds:

o tissues, organs, cells, mind

o digestive power (agni) oojas (vital sap, immunity.

• vital life force energy.

o the Divine within.
When have to do:

• Eat only when you are hungry 

• Eat until you get full but not stuffed.

o Eat fresh, whole, organic food.

o Eat while seated and in a calm environment

• Drink plenty of filtered water.

Proper Sex (Brahmacharya):

• Sources: good healthy relationships,
Helthy relationship gives satisfied will decreases the stress of life.
• Joy in Life, contentedness.
• Psychological balance, Good memory, intellect, slows aging, nourishmen of the brain
•Spiritual development.
• During Kapha time (8-10pm) which is associated with ojas.

• Excess Sex - depletes ojas, vitiat
Vata, Pitta,kapha.
Proper Sleep (Nidra):

。 OJAS!!! (vital sap and immunity which we need for proper life) & to feed our mind so that we mak f proper food choices.

• Heart rate slows, respiration slows (parasympathetic nervous system at work).

• Regular sleep and awakening schedule generally 10pm - 6am

• Darkroom, free from distraction evening routine, relaxation befo bed.

o 1:2 breath flow  - longer exhales innervate the parasympathetic (relax) Nervous system.


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