Mind-Body and Immunity

The ayurvedic word for immunity is ‘bala’ which is also the Sanskrit word for strength. In Ayurveda, bala has 2 major components - Ama and Ojas. Ama refers to the wastes that serve as a breeding ground for infection and free radicals while Ojas is the product of perfect digestion, and enhances immunity of the mind and body. The truth is that there are no major differences between the Western concept and our Easter Ayurveda in regards to immunity. Ayurveda has just named a few concepts and processes differently. The psycho-emotional factors that today’s scientists call PNI have been recognized and preserved as sacred texts in Ayurveda well over thousands of years ago.

Ayurveda has stated that the physical can affect the mind and the mind can affect the physical. This is what is meant by the mind-body connection. This connection plays a very important role in affecting the immunity of a person. This discovery was made by Ayurveda in its inception but modern medicine is paying attention to this connection between mind and body very recently

Most of the Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala revolve around these fundamental policies. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, the Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.