Expert Q&A: 10 Ayurvedic tips for living a balanced and healthy life
Dr Sonica Krishan is Ayurveda & Natural Lifestyle consultant, freelance health writer (Alternative healing), Books author, Editor and Health Blogger. She has authored health and natural wellness promoting books like Herbal Healers, Home Remedies, Healing through Ayurveda – Tips on Dosha understanding and Self care etc. CureJoy team spoken to Dr Sonica Krishan about Ayurveda in general and Ayurvedic tips for living a balanced and healthy life
1. Could you start by telling our readers about yourself?
I am an author and speaker in the areas of healthy and joyous living through Ayurveda, meditation, yoga and other contemplative practices. I have authored Natural health care Books Viz. Herbal Healers, Home Remedies and Healing through Ayurveda, Healing through Ayurveda Herbs in your kitchen garden along with collaborating with other Authors globally as Contributing Author for the book – The 7 Joys of life. My books are available at Amazon. I am also presently Editor for Ayurveda section with All Things Healing, USA, along with writing for National & International publications and websites including a network of Ayurveda sites which highlights Deepak Chopra’s Chopra Centre products. I have been faculty for online teaching with San Diego College of Ayurveda, USA, and am currently into organizing Holistic Health workshops and presentations incorporating the Natural Lifestyle healing practices of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.
2. What led you to Ayurveda?
Right from the childhood days I was passionate about becoming a doctor and wanted to heal and nurture people. Later, when I grew up, I compared Allopathy, Ayurveda and other systems of medicine and found that Ayurveda was the best medicine system because of the rare side-effects and the focus on healing the root cause of disease. It was only during my studies that I started realizing the immense power of Ayurveda and developed a deep interest in the subject. Over the next few years I realized Ayurveda is my deepest passion and hence I have sustained my interest in Ayurveda.
3. How would you describe the ancient Ayurveda practice?
The importance of Ayurveda can be acknowledged by the mere fact that a whole Veda has been dedicated to it. ‘Ayurveda’ is a combination of two words, where ‘Ayush’ denotes life and ‘Veda’ depicts the science. Thus Ayurveda is ‘The science of life’ which provides us with a life full of health, vigor and vitality.
I would say that the ancient Ayurveda practice actually redeems a holistic approach towards well-being. Also, as this therapy deals with preparations only from herbs and natural resources, it may be regarded as a non-detrimental mode of treatment with few or no side effects. Ayurveda, being a therapeutic discipline, has full potential to help a patient overcome the ailment from which he or she is suffering exclusively using natural means of healing. The prime focus of Ayurveda is on the preventive aspect and therefore curing of the disease in Ayurveda is considered as secondary to harbouring of natural wellness.
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