Thursday, March 13, 2008

You as an Individual Woman

You as an Individual Woman

Publication: Ayurvedic Healing for Women
Author: Atreya

Then realizing the pure consciousness inhering as Self
to be that self-same Tripura, he become aware of the
One Self holding all, and was liberated.

The fundamental point of Ayurveda is that everything is interrelated. Nothing is separate in the universe or the human body. Another fundamental point is that the external universe is reflected in the internal universe of the human body. While everything is interrelated, each item is also unique. Each part contributes its own special quality to the whole, whether as a cell in the liver, as a human being on Earth, or as a star in the sky.

Hence, the concept of individuality is basic to the Ayurvedic system. Ayurveda only works with individuals. Yet, this understanding of the individual is within the context of the whole or Mother Nature. In Ayurveda, the word Prakruti means “Mother Nature”- that feminine quality that allows form to manifest. It literally means “nature,” and encompasses the unique qualities of everything.

In Order to use the Ayurvedic system, you need to have a basic understanding of how Ayurveda determines your individuality. In this sense, it does not mean to categorize you as a person. Rather Ayurveda strives to understand how your organism functions, how your metabolism functions, how your mind functions.

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