RELEVANCE OF AYURVEDIC CONCEPTS AND LIFESTYLE IN PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH

Authors

  • NEERU SHARMA Department of Rasa Shastra Evum Bhaishajya Kalpana, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, India.
  • YADEVENDRA YADAV Department of Rasa Shastra Evum Bhaishajya Kalpana, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, India.
  • KHEM CHAND SHARMA Department of Rasa Shastra Evum Bhaishajya Kalpana, Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22159.ijas.2021.v9i4.40508

Keywords:

Aachara rasayana, Sadvrutta, Pranayama, Aasana, Daivavyapashraya, Yuktivyapashraya, Satwavajaya

Abstract

Mental health is analytical marker of an individual’s overall well-being, along with his/her physical state. Human beings are required to maintain good mental health. However, we develop certain habits and behaviors, leading to a poor state of mental health. Such behaviors range from anxiety to depression. Low nutrient-containing diet, stress, lack of exercise, unhealthy habits (like the use of drugs, alcohol, and various other addictions), and lack of sufficient rest are risk factors for developing mental health issues. Mental illness is a crucial contributor to the burden on health-care service and affects many people in the world. The prime aim of Ayurveda is the promotion of health through the prevention and cure of diseases through positive physical and mental health through the concepts of Ayurvedic and Yoga practices. Achara Rasayana, Sadvrutta, Aasana, and Pranayama are helpful to maintain proper mental health and tackle mental health promotion and prevention of mental disorders. Daivavyapashraya (chanting of mantras), the performance of various Homas (sacrifice), Yuktivyapashraya (use of medicines and diet), and Satwavajaya (efforts to control the abnormal mental activity by the practice of Yama, Niyama, Asana, and Pranayama) are mentioned in ancient sciences such as Ayurveda and Yoga to treat mental illness and promote stress-free mental life.

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Published

30-06-2021

How to Cite

SHARMA, N., YADAV, Y., & SHARMA, K. C. (2021). RELEVANCE OF AYURVEDIC CONCEPTS AND LIFESTYLE IN PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH. Innovare Journal of Ayurvedic Sciences, 9(4), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.22159.ijas.2021.v9i4.40508

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