What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda (also called Ayurvedic medicine) is one of the world’s most ancient whole-body healing systems. Ayurvedic medicine originated in India and has been evolving for the past 5,000 years. It’s considered to be a Vedic practice. The Vedic sciences – Yoga being one of them – are primarily focused on the development of the full human potential, both mental and spiritual.
It’s a lot to take in and learn, but it's an incredible, rewarding journey! There are simple points of entry for the modern seeker of Ayurvedic wisdom, and Selflyss is one component you can start within the journey toward achieving a balanced, healthy body.
How Is Ayurveda Different Than Modern Medicine?
Ayurvedic teachings are centered on achieving a body’s healthy balance. This balance is affected by the environment, food, relationships, and emotional health.
Modern medical practice centers around a transactional relationship between symptom and treatment. If you have a headache you take an aspirin, right? The Ayurveda would prefer to explore the imbalance at the root of the symptoms. The key to understanding those symptoms are what we call doshas.
What Are Doshas?
The doshas are three elemental substances: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, which make up the essence of a human. The balance of the three is unique for each person. When the balance within a person is tipped, symptoms will manifest. Practitioners of Ayurveda seek to understand the balance of the individual and then to identify the cause of the imbalance that is leading to their symptoms.
Ancient Practice, Modern Benefits
While there is not a full scientific review of the entire body of Ayurvedic practice, individual elements have shown scientific value. Oil pulling is an ancient proven practice for oral hygiene. It involves swishing oil in the mouth “pulling” the oil between the teeth. It is believed that the practice is over 3,000 years old.
The practice of oil pulling results in improved oral care.
Bacteria in the mouth are all single-cell organisms. These organisms are covered in a membrane composed of fats. When these fats come in contact with oil during an oil pulling session, they adhere to one another and come loose in the oil.
Selflyss takes this practice and maximizes its effectiveness by adding two modern coefficients – Peppermint and Clove – to our key ingredient which is Coconut Oil. These powerful ingredients magnify the benefits, taking the oil pulling practice to a whole new level. Selflyss's products also taste great, motivating you to get the most out of your rinsing sessions without the unpleasant, boring oily flavor. Human nature being what it is, we all know we’ll use something more frequently if it’s a pleasant experience that enhances our daily routine.
So if you are a seeker of Ayurvedic practice, or just someone looking for a more natural oral care solution, we invite you to add Selflyss’s line of natural products to your routine for a more balanced, healthier you!