The 4 Lifestyles of the Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a spiritual and social system that provides rules for positive and natural living. It’s based on the idea that one should live a life of balance, wholeness and truth. It helps to better oneself but to also better society and those around them. There are so many aspects when dedicating to yourself to Ayurveda. It’s easy to start with a focus on the 4 types of Ayurs–they provide a disciplined way to live.
The four life paths, or Ayurs, that one can choose to live according to Ayurveda are Hit-ayu, Ahit-ayu, Sukh-ayu and Dukh-ayu. Dukh-ayu is the poorest of the four lifestyles. If an individual chooses to live the Dukh-ayu lifestyle, which is contradictory to nature and all of its principles, they are bound to experience mental, physical and emotional suffering as a result. Other factors of this lifestyle includes high stress and a poor diet.
If an individual lives comfortable, without any mental or physical ailments and live in balance with the laws of nature and its principles; live the Sukh-ayu lifestyle. When an individual lives in within the Dharmic principles of life, truth, right balance and for themselves, their family and society, they live the Hit-ayu lifestyle. If you’re an individual who lives a life lacking awareness or in contradiction of truth, and maintains a negative outlook on life; this is the Ahit-ayu lifestyle.
One’s actions, words and even thoughts; known as karma, all have a direct bearing on an individual’s state and mind. In order to maintain your karmic balance, it depends on the lifestyle you choose to live your life by. We come from a time where taking the time to recharge, rest and find balance is hard to do. We all must try to take the time to maintain a positive karmic balance and life a healthy, fruitful life. Which ayur are you currentyly living? Let us know over at @DoshaPops!