Aim of Anandam India is to help you know about our ancient Hindu sciences which have brought benefits and goodness to human beings for many centuries. By understanding their basic principals and adopting their practices you can graduate to the stage of greater wellness and bliss in life.
Ayurveda is an alternative medicine system which has evolved in India. Applied therapies and practices of Ayurveda are used in different countries today to promote health and wellness. Classical Ayurveda manuscripts inform us that sacred medical knowledge were transmitted once from gods to sages, and from sages to human physicians. Name of Hindu God of Ayurveda is Dhanvantari. Scientists assert that Ayurveda was in use already in the time of Indus Valley Civilization 3300 - 1300 BCE or even earlier.
The main idea of Ayurveda is of striking a balance of 3 key dohsas. These are 'Vata' (responsible for entire movement of the body, creative activity of mind & imagination). 'Pitta' (responsible for metabolism and digestion). 'Kapha' (the cohesive earth-water element, it is responsible for nourishment to the body). The elementary co-relation of these 3 elements that existed when we were born should be sustained throughout the life, if we want to lead a healthy life.
When Ayurvedic doctor sees a patient, he can ask various questions about his or her life style, food, regime, special questions, since it is important to define the normal balance of doshas and see the reasons of their imbalance. After diagnosing, Ayurvedic doctor will give tips on lifestyle, food, sport and different activities and can prescribe Ayurvedic medicines that contain different natural herbal components.
Yoga is a lifestyle which evolved in India and did miracles for mankind. Yoga actually means 'uniting human spirit with the divine'. It is a self inspired discipline of breathing with predefined body movement along with mental and spiritual harmony. Now in the western world the practice of Hatha Yoga and Asanas is getting popular. Origins of Yoga can be traced back to 5-6 centuries BCE. There are many types of Yoga and their dimensions. It is a lifestyle that has the power to achieve miracles for your body and mind by awakening hidden energies within a human.
Meditation is the art of dealing with the mind. It is aimed at developing the power of concentration. It is a practice which enables a person to void the mind of unwanted thoughts or unrest, thus the effort is to still the mind into complete tranquility like the surface of water without any ripples or currents. Meditation has been practiced for endless eras in India and is the genesis of mystic miracles and enlightenment. It is not only the greatest therapy for human mind but also has the powers to change the biochemistry of the brain.
There are several kinds of meditations designed for different purposes viz. 'Metta Meditation' (meditation of love and kindness), It is effectively used to eliminate feelings of anger, hatred, resentment or frustration. 'Mindfulness Meditation' (meditation of awareness and presence). It is used to get rid of fears and worries linked to the past or the future. 'Breathing Awareness Meditation' (meditation through breathing and connecting to mother Earth). It is used to establish stability of mind and develop immunity towards all outside elements that have the potential for causing disturbances to ones inner self. 'Transcendental Meditation' (meditation of training the mind for spiritual presence). It is used for gaining spiritual strength and state of self fulfillment.
Hindu Astrology (Jyotish), it is a science which has also evolved in India and has been practiced non-stop for endless centuries. Its principals are based on the dynamics of the orbiting planets within our solar system. It believes that each planet and its position in relation to the central sun and other planets will have a bearing upon each human life and his circumstances on Planet Earth. It can predict and dictate a pattern of events and fate for people. Special horoscopes are drawn and studied to reflect the future of any individual. These horoscope use the basic data of place and time of birth of a person. Indian astrology has also mastered the prediction of specific dates that can guide any individual towards success by choosing auspicious dates for certain actions or desired works or even fulfillment of wishes.
Vastu Shastra (science of using space and energy of directions) is an ancient Hindu system of architecture base on deepest studies of the energies that flow across any living spaces (north, south, east, west) with reference to sunrise and sunset. It firmly believes that certain energies have the potential to bring happy health and prosperity if they are allowed to flow in the house from a specific direction. Many of great temples and palaces have been built on the primary principals of Vastu Shastra.