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When the Past and Present Collide: Ayurveda For the Modern Age

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Take the age-old teachings and practises of the Ancient Indian traditions of Ayurveda and infuse it with the knowledge and experience of the modern Western world. The result is New Age Ayurveda. This developing practice is making a steady increase in popularity in cities and countries around the world. The concept behind this is the opportunity for every person to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. In addition to this, the purpose of this practice is to find a balance between the mind, spirit and body.

REDEFINING TRADITIONS

Traditional practises of Ayurveda are based on the knowledge of the three main Doshas, known as Pitta, Vata and Kapha. These Doshas have their own unique representing elements which have a set of guidelines and advice that can lead to a fulfilling, happy and healthy lifestyle. The main practices to balance these Doshas include meditating, yoga, healthy diet and other forms of relaxation and contemplation.

Based on these concepts, New Age Doshas aim to update these guidelines and advice to suit the lifestyle of the modern-day individual. By following these practices, these individuals will be able to enjoy a whole range of benefits. Consequently, even an individual with the most hectic of lifestyles can find calm and enjoy the positive effects. These benefits can change the way the modern-day citizen lives their lives, from reduced levels of stress to increased levels of life satisfaction.

There are many doctors and practitioners that are developing their own form of New Age Ayurveda. The most popular of which is a Germany-based doctor, Dr Harsha Gramminger.

The New Age practices are still under a year old and still have a lot more work to do. Once completed, Ayurveda could spread throughout the Western world and touch the hearts of many. If the concept does pick up the pace, we could see a complete change in the way modern day people live their day to day lives.

HARSHA GRAMMINGER

Let us know what you think! Do you think a New Age take on the traditional practices of Ayurveda is a good thing? Or do you believe the traditional methods should be the only practised techniques? Let us know in the comments below!

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