Ayurveda Aromatherapy: Nature's Symphony for Holistic Wellness
“Ayur, the essence of life; Veda, the science of it; and Aromatherapy, the holistic application of plant oils for human and animal well-being, guided by five pillars and five methods. This ancient practice, dating back 7000 years, stands as the world’s oldest holistic system.
In Ayurveda Aromatherapy, the intricate tapestry of health and wellness hinges on the delicate equilibrium of mind, body, and spirit. This art advocates specific lifestyle adjustments and natural therapies to restore harmony not only within ourselves but also between us and our environment, including our precious planet.
Its fundamental aim? To cultivate robust health, stave off illness, and elevate human consciousness to greater heights by harmonizing the symphony of life.”
It promotes the overall health of women, children, men, and elder people by addressing physical, mental, aroma psychological and spiritual aspects of wellness.
Ayurvedic Aromatherapy, guided by Yogic psychology, uses essential oils to alleviate stress and anxiety while promoting deep relaxation, working on all five body layers for holistic well-being.
Gandha Nidra in Sanskrit means enhanced sleep using Ayurvedic principles and essential oils. This Ayurveda Aromatherapy technique focuses on improving one-third of our lives dedicated to sleep, dreams, visions, and consciousness.
In Sanskrit, “Kama” encompasses desire, action, sex, seed, and work, while “Urja” signifies energy. Ayurveda Aromatherapy employs essential oils to nurture one’s “Kama Urja” (sexual energy) for a balanced and harmonious life, benefiting both individuals and the planet.
It is a proven fact that certain essential oils help uplift mood, boost energy, and take care of various issues like mood swings, periods, chronic fatigue and other hormonal issues.
Pillars Or Stambha Of Ayurveda Aromatherapy
According to Ayurveda Aromatherapy when food is right then there is no need of medicine, when medicine is needed it means food is wrong. In Ayurveda Aromatherapy a great focus is on how our food can be a source of energy as well as the natural medicine in itself. Food needs to be the food we eat, but also the aroma which we smell. An ancient mantra in Sanskrit clearly says that aroma or scent must be nourishing, energising and bring harmony into the body, mind and spirit.
Gandha nidra in Sanskrit means deep and improved sleep with the help of essential oils and its right application as per the principles and pillars of Ayurveda. On average naturally we humans sleep 1/3 of our life. This 1/3 part of life plays the most important part, including our dreams. Gandha Nidra aspect of Ayurveda Aromatherapy works on sleep, dream, visions and consciousness.
Kama in Sanskrit broadly means desire, pleasure, wish, sex, seed and world. Urja means energy. The holistic dimension of Kama is most important for a successful, peaceful, creative and holistic life for oneself and also for the whole planet. Specific ancient methods and techniques of Ayurveda Aromatherapy with the help of essential oils helps to take care of one’s own Kama Urja (sexual energy) which is also responsible for true creativity, masculine and feminine aspects within us.
Yogic psychology is an ancient and effective method to work deep down at all 5 layers of the body. It is a part of Ayurveda Aromatherapy which includes Aroma psychology and takes you beyond modern psychology. It is one of the fundamental aspects to know more about one’s own body, mind, emotions in relation to the external world. It is a deep science which interconnects the inner and outer.
The Five Tantras
Ayurveda Aromatherapy’s foundation for complete well-being includes five pillars supported by specific techniques:
- Gandha Veda: Using essential oils, seed oils, and plant oils tailored to one’s nature.
- Gandh Dhyan: Practicing meditation with specific oils for therapeutic purposes.
- Pancha Mahabhuta Santulan: Balancing the five elements (air, water, earth, fire, ether) within the body.
- Samyak Aahar: Consuming the right foods and oils based on individual constitution.
- Samyak Pramarsh: Receiving in-depth counseling for overall well-being.
These methods combine aromatherapy with Ayurvedic principles to promote holistic health.