Ever marvel what we would be capable of find out about bone well being from our historical ancestors? I’ve. And I’m doing that now as I replicate on my latest interview with Ayurvedic grasp and best-selling creator, Acharya Shunya. On this interview, I ask Acharya to debate the traditional Vedic perspective on the hyperlink between emotional stress, fear, and worry and osteoporosis. What I study will help every a part of us all—our physique, our thoughts, and our spirit!
Ayurveda is the 5,000-year-old well being science from India, and the subject of Acharya’s award-winning guide, Ayurvedic Life-style Knowledge. As a grasp of Ayurveda, Acharya confirmed my decades-long medical remark that stress, fear, and worry weaken bone. And, going a step additional, Acharya weaves into our dialogue profound but sensible historical options to calm worry and reestablish stability. She graciously provides numerous time-honored mind-body self-awareness practices to calm our fearful, fearful minds, selling body-wide bodily, emotional, and psychological stability. My interview with Acharya will calm, uplift, and encourage anybody who harbors fear or outright worry about osteoporosis.
This inspiring interview with Acharya Shunya will be broadcast October 5, 2023. I’m providing it to you, assured that you will see that many helpful bone-strengthening knowledge pearls from the traditional science of Ayurveda. Let’s set the stage with just a few cross-cultural observations, so that you could take advantage of this interview.
Concern, Fear, and Bone: Glimpses of Ancestral Knowledge
Hundreds of years earlier than modern neuroscientists like Dr. Candice Pert found the “molecules of emotion,” the traditional well being sciences of each India and China codified the impression of feelings on well being.
Via eager remark of Nature and deep non secular consciousness, ancestral wisdom-driven medical programs corresponding to Ayurveda and Conventional Chinese language Medication (TCM) declared that psychological stress and destructive feelings, significantly worry, and its baby fear, created system-wide imbalance. Unfavorable feelings, they declared, weakened the physique’s complete system, and particularly eroded the strongest of all tissues, the bones.
Conventional Chinese language Medication (TCM)
Because the renown Qi Gong Grand Grasp, Dr. Nan Lu, as soon as informed me as we squeezed right into a crowded elevator in his New York Metropolis workplace, “Susan, you’ll by no means clear up the issue of osteoporosis as a result of osteoporosis is instantly associated to worry and worry abounds on this tradition.”
Because it seems, historical conventional Chinese language drugs, like Ayurveda, developed a medical system based mostly on 5 primary elemental constructing blocks of life. In TCM these are hearth, water, metallic, earth, and wooden. Every aspect has its personal set of qualities and tasks, every interacting with all of the others, and every ruling a selected meridian vitality pathway.
This life-encompassing and life-explaining TCM concept was generally known as the “5 Component Principle.” What’s fascinating to me about this advanced medical mannequin is that these ancients discovered worry to be the emotion most damaging to bone. This destructive impression was because of the pernicious impact that worry had on the kidney-adrenal meridian system—the energetic system controlling bone. Even at present, a lot of the conventional Chinese language medicines for bone are natural formulation that deal with kidney imbalance.
The Historic Well being Science of Ayurveda
After which there’s Ayurveda, the traditional medical system which most fascinates me. Ayurveda, like conventional Chinese language Medication, views the body-mind-spirit advanced as one built-in unit. As with Conventional Chinese language Medication, Ayurveda is predicated on the precept of stability and concord throughout the physique, thoughts, and spirit. Alteration to anyone a part of the system impacts the entire. As you’ll hear in my interview with Acharya Shunya, Ayurveda additionally hyperlinks osteoporosis with worry and fear.
The Ayurvedic mannequin additionally accommodates 5 primary elemental constructing blocks of life. These are area, air, hearth, water, and earth. When discussing human well being, these 5 parts are collapsed into three “doshas,” that’s, three distinct vitality patterns or structure sorts. These “doshas” or constitutional sorts are “Vata,” related to the weather of air and area, “Pitta,” related to hearth and water, and “Kapha,” related to the weather of earth and water.
As Acharya and I focus on the hyperlink between worry and osteoporosis, you will notice that one explicit physique sort, Vata, is extra susceptible to creating osteoporosis. Comprised of air and area parts, Vata is fast-paced, drying, and changeable just like the wind, and susceptible to fret and nervousness. (Thus, my weblog title reference to the “winds of fear.”)
Having a level of “Vata” imbalance myself, once I step again and quietly observe my ideas, I discover gusts of fear. I really feel the “winds of fear” and have come to appreciate that if I put my consideration to them they develop stronger. If, nevertheless, I chill out and take just a few deep breaths after which consciously direct my consideration to extra nice ideas, the winds of fear fade away. I’ve come to appreciate the facility of selecting what I need to put my consideration on. How about for you? Have you ever ever felt the “winds of fear” and if that’s the case, how do you deal with them?
What Is Your Dosha Constitutional Stability?
In preparation for this interview with Acharya Shunya, let’s return to the subject of “doshas” or constitutional sorts and lay a little bit groundwork for the interview.
Under is a chart itemizing typical qualities of every dosha constitutional sort. Most of us have some qualities of every dosha, with one predominating. These of us manifesting extra “Vata” qualities are extra susceptible to develop osteoporosis. In preparation for the upcoming broadcast of my interview with Acharya Shunya, you would possibly take a minute and take a look at the chart under. What number of traits of every physique sort describe you?
In case you are a part of my “Skinny and Anxious Tribe,” or in any other case involved about bone well being, Acharya’s speak on the traditional well being science of Ayurveda will empower you with easy practices for charting your transfer from fear and worry to fear-free, self-empowered mindfulness. I’m charting that path for myself—why not be part of me!
Extra details about Acharya Shunya and Ayurveda:
Her Web site: awakenedself.com
- Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Full Prescription to Optimize Your Well being, Forestall Illness, and Reside with Vitality and Pleasure, Sounds True, 2017.
- Sovereign Self: Declare Your Inside Pleasure and Freedom with the Empowering Knowledge of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita, Sounds True, 2020.
- Roar Like a Goddess: Each Lady’s Information to Changing into Unapologetically Highly effective, Affluent and Peaceable, Sounds True, 2022.