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What is Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Living

Ayurvedic living places emphasis on how food is taken in and the successful process of digestion, more so, than just what is being eaten. From the source of Ayurveda’s origins in India (more largely known for the practice of abstaining from meat) and the concentration of efficient, healthy digestion to avoid imbalance in the body and dis-ease, most if not all, food options of those who practice Ayurvedic living are based on vegetarianism. Taken into consideration, other cultures that hope to apply this ancient system, it may be most beneficial to understand the body’s nature according to Ayurveda and work within those practices as much as reasonably possible for optimal health preservation. With no dishonor toward some of the traditions and beliefs where Ayurveda derived, it’s not necessarily realistic, that all individuals’ lifestyles may be best for all vegetarian selection. This is where an individual’s discernment must be applied, or integrative care practices should be reviewed with a licensed physician. An individual is solely responsible for their health and decisions and should take into account others’ needs if considering the application of Ayurvedic practices within a family with children, elderly family members, exceptional members of the family and so on. Integrative Studies and Arts shares integrative practices in hopes that others may establish their own individual ways to balance their life through responsibility and consideration. Ayurveda for an individual may not be conducive for others in the family. Ayurveda is a holistic practice of not simply the intake of beneficial foods to maintain a healthy digestive system for overall bodily health; practices, such as meditation and yoga may be applied as well to support balance.

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