Two thousand years ago, Ayurveda master Sage Charaka declared that humanity is on such a trajectory that pandemics cannot be ruled out.
“The root cause of the derangement of seasons is loss of dharma or ethical behavior. If dharma is lost, over time, the seasons will get disrupted, rivers will become violent and change course, meteorites will appear frequently, earthquakes will shake the terrain, and in this natural and human created mayhem, diseases and disease-causing agents will thrive and multiply, and cause mass scale destruction of all living beings.”
–Charaka Samhita, 2 BC
However, Sage Charaka does not merely deliver the bad news. We can use Ayurveda’s 5000-year old principles to work on the host immunity, and thereby, be better prepared for the pandemic facing us in 2020.
During these challenging times, we must do our best to keep our immunity strong and our stress levels low.
The Ayurvedic sages encouraged building immunity and creating a healthy environment inside the body by virtue of a healthy lifestyle. Such a lifestyle incorporates a healthy diet, regular exercise, thinking pure thoughts, and reining in excess emotions.
This holistic view of health, which has been adopted by forward-thinking Western physicians, ensures that the body is not vulnerable to germs. When a person’s immunity is strong – even eating rotten food and living in unsanitary conditions (as are seen in much of the world) will have a much less damaging effect.
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