Vedicsoc session #2.9 ayurveda
Only 2 people for Vedicsoc this week. It was raining very (!) heavily.
I asked what they wanted to do. The request, to my surprise, was kundalini yoga. They really liked that. One person again said that the minute they closed their eyes in savasana they saw a bright green light.
We then discussed Ayurveda. Principles of Ayurveda:
- Eat consciously. Chew food well and pay attention to eating. No eating mindlessly while doing something else. Enjoy the food.
- Eat a proper regulated times. 8am, 12am, 5pm are the ideal times. (Snack of some fruit at 3pm is good, too). The main thing is to always eat at the same time each day. The exact time that is doesn't matter so much.
- Pass urine after a meal.
- Drink plenty of water, but not one hour before or one hour after a meal, since that will drown out the fire of digestion.
- Once or twice a week self-massage with cold-pressed sesame oil (or almond oil for vata bodies and stressed people). Apply a thin layer all over the body.
- Don't repress the 13 body calls.
- When sick eat the right things according to your body type (and no meat, fish, eggs, deep fried, microwaved, processed, or fast-food; regardless of body type)
Amazing that this medical knowledge had its origin:
2000 years before Buddhism
1000 years before the Greek civilization
1000 years before the first Chinese dynasty (Xia)
1000 years before the Mayan civilization (and interestingly according to the Mayan Long Court system of recording time, the current cycle of this world began in 3114 BC, almost the exact time of Krishna's leaving the world)
500 years before the Egyptian pyramids
Of course, the Vedic culture is the origin of all the world's civilizations, so, in that sense, it makes perfect sense.