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Maharishi Ayur-Veda, a consciousness-based approach to health
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7 March 2014
The approach to perfect health in Maharishi Ayur-Veda* is multimodal, and has its basis in the most fundamental field of intelligence in nature—known in modern quantum physics as the unified field of all the laws of nature—a silent, unbounded, universal field of pure intelligence or pure consciousness underlying all levels of existence in the universe, and from which the cells, tissues, organs, and the physiology as a whole emerge. The influence of Maharishi Ayur-Veda extends beyond the physiology to embrace all levels of existence—the health of society, the ecosystem, the earth, and the whole cosmos.
In a recent comprehensive lecture in the Netherlands about Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health, Dr. med. Walter Mölk, an expert in this field, noted that in restoring the complete, authentic practice of Ayurveda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi reconnected the knowledge of health to the knowledge of consciousness, re-establishing the importance of consciousness and the inner intelligence of the body in creating health.
The many different modalities of Maharishi Ayur-Veda health care work on two levels, Dr Mölk explained. While they are designed to create specific effects in the body or mind, simultaneously that non-specific, universal field of perfect harmony and health becomes enlivened. As all five senses are involved in creating balance for the physiology, and as every part of the body is intimately connected with every other part, it is clear that a system to achieve perfect health must be holistic in its approach.
With this understanding, Dr Mölk explained that Panchakarma is a cleansing and rejuvenating programme for the body, mind, and consciousness. Through a sequential series of treatments Panchakarma removes toxins from the body, which in turn allows communication between bodily systems to be restored. Maharishi has said the goal of Panchakarma is to allow the frictionless flow of the body's inner intelligence. The end result of Panchakarma treatments is said to be improved self-referral function of DNA, thus enabling the unrestricted flow of our biological intelligence in the entire physiological system.
The 13 main channels in the body, called Srotas in Ayurveda, serve many purposes such as taking in food, air, water; removing waste; and supporting mental activity. These channels need to be kept clear, as they are the pathways of the body's inner intelligence.
In his groundbreaking book, Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature, Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD, presented his discovery, under Maharishi's guidance, of the exact correspondence between each aspect of the Vedic literature with the structures and functions of human physiology. He described the structure of the Veda as a sequence of sounds and silence, and equated it with the two basic structures in the human physiology—the cells (which make up the tissues) and the gaps between the cells. Modern science has shown that the space between cells plays an important role in terms of cell communication and functioning.
In Ayurveda the finest substance of the physiology is called ojas. It holds everything together in a state of balance with its connecting and nourishing value. It is also that subtle substance that connects the physiology with consciousness, located at the junction point between consciousness and matter. Every thought we think, every bite we eat, every influence we take into the body should be transformed into to its most refined value, ojas.
The technologies to treat every aspect of the physiology in Maharishi Ayur-Veda bring it back to its origin in consciousness, not only through maintaining a balanced daily routine, taking herbs and other treatments, but also through the twice daily practice of Transcendental Meditation
See related articles:
∙ Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health: Applying the timeless knowledge of health to all levels of life
∙ Health professionals trained in Maharishi Ayur-Veda, international foundation established
∙ Maharishi Ayur-Veda: The disease process can be reversed at any stage of development
∙ Understanding Panchakarma: Maharishi Ayur-Veda expert Dr Walter Mölk
∙ Maharishi Ayur-Veda: Understanding the central role of digestion and metabolism in creating and maintaining good health
* Ayurveda is the world's oldest, most comprehensive system of natural medicine, which originated in the Vedic civilization of ancient India and is now officially recognized by the World Health Organization. Maharishi Ayur-Veda and Maharishi's Vedic Approach to Health represent the modern restoration by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of the complete and authentic practice of Ayurveda as recorded in the Vedic texts.
** In recognition of this achievement, Dr Nader was honoured by Maharishi with the title 'Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam' and given responsibility for guiding the Global Country of World Peace.
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