Everything has a cycle. Life, nature and all beings move through cycles. Different systems and philosophies approach this subject in varied manners using different methods and explanations. At an Ayurveda school in India, you learn about the manifestations, energy forces, characteristics and applications of the Ayurvedic Cycle. It is all about balance and harmony that extends beyond the corporeal body into the spiritual or conscious level of existence.
The Cycle of Life
In Ayurvedic philosophy and practice, the life cycle is tied up with the energy forces that are within and without us. As a holistic approach to life, death and the pursuit of happiness and spiritual awareness, Ayurveda traditional medicine and therapy strives to balance or harmonize the life force or prana as well as the other individual forces that are part of all living beings. This is addressed through a variety of means including Ayurvedic Marma Massage.
Balancing the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Aspects
In Ayurveda, balance is the means of healing all aspects of the body – physical, mental/emotional and spiritual. It is imperative to balance the three life energies to reach a harmony of the parts and, therefore, the whole. The Ayurvedic cycle involves balancing of these three energies known as:
To achieve this, it is important to examine all influential factors that can act upon or influence these energies. Among these are:
- The influence of the daily weather
- The climatic conditions
- The change of the seasons
All are believed to have some influence on the energy within and without an individual. At an Ayurveda school you will learn to recognize the energy forces and what may influence them and, therefore, affect the individual Marma points and, therefore, the physical and spiritual body who is considered to be predominantly vata, pitta or kapha.
How the Energies Influence the Body Types
The energy is influenced by climatic forces and/or changes. This in turn affects the health and well being of body types in several ways. At its basic, without the subtleties you will learn in an Ayurveda school in India, you could chart it accordingly.
- Hot summer and a warm climate will act to increase the Pitta energy
- Cool weather and a cold blustery wind will act to strengthen the Vata energy
- Cloudy, damp and rainy days always act to support the Kapha energy
These actions can have both positive and negative effects on an individual. It depends upon their dominant body type and the region of the body or Marma point affected.
The system of Ayurveda is not simple. It is a complex one. At an Ayurveda school in India, you will learn how to work with the energy forces to heal others and even self heal. You experience a transformation of energy forces as you practice within the group setting and discover the techniques and proper application of massage, yoga and/or meditation.