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23 Mar, 2021
Modern Ayurveda and its re-emergence among youth

Humanity is on the constant look-out for different solutions to any problem. Ayurveda, the science and art of the knowledge of life, is a system of alternative medicine that originated and has been practiced in India for over 5000 years.

 Ayurveda aims at preventing and relieving ailments of body and mind through self-observation and self-care. The modern way of living for most individuals seems to neglect to set aside time and attention to check in with ourselves. As the importance of self-care is realised, the need for it grows. This concept is popular among youth as they are aware that they must take steps to ensure a sustainable way of life that benefits not only themselves, but also other individuals, their surroundings, and all forms of life. 

By being healthy in body, mind and spirit, we can live our lives to their greatest potential and find a level of completion that cannot be reached by ignoring the necessity of taking time for oneself. Ayurveda also prescribes basic guidelines that are meant to raise awareness about doing things that benefit a being in the long term. By adjusting ourselves internally according to external forces, we can remain in a state of relatively stable equilibrium and good health.

Understanding who we are and what we are made of, along with our behaviour and inclination will always make us more capable of coping with periods of transition and struggle. Ayurveda has the potential to be a useful tool among the youth so that they are better equipped to lead long, healthy and balanced lives. It is capable of opening minds to being able to sustain a better way of living.  Leading a conscientious lifestyle can prolong our youth and maintain harmony internally as well as externally. These principles ensure that each and every human being is able to unlock a level of higher capability on a physical and a psychological level. 

Ayurveda also prescribes cleansing the body from toxins for better functioning. There is a principle that states that what you put into your body has a direct impact on the way you function.  Through incorporating a diet that is specifically tailored to your needs, you can begin to find clarity in your body and mind.

A good way to introduce Ayurveda into daily life as a beginner is to make use of its prescribed home remedies. However, its scope goes way beyond this application. Ayurveda concerns itself with providing various preventive measures to follow, and also has the resources to tackle more serious issues if they occur.