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Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health - Part I
by Dr Sandeep Chaudhary & Dr Kulreet Chaudhary*

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4 February 2008

What is Maharishi Ayurveda?

Maharishi Ayurveda is the revival of the traditional Vedic health care system of India, which dates back thousands of years, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Sanskrit root 'Ayu' means life and 'Veda' means pure knowledge. Ayurveda can thus be understood as the total knowledge of life and living.

In ancient times, Vedic sages, or Rishis, cognized the pure knowledge of the Veda—the structure of total Natural Law—deep within their own consciousness. They saw that Vedic knowledge has its source at the root of creation, in what modern physicists call the Unified Field, from where all matter and energy arise. Because the Unified Field gives rise to immutable Laws of Nature that govern biology, chemistry and physics, it naturally gives rise to universal Laws of Nature that govern health.

The Vedic Rishis recorded these laws for perfect health in six samhitas, or complete works on health, which summarize the essence of Ayurvedic knowledge. Even though Ayurveda has been in continuous practice for over five thousand years and is still practised today in India, it is far removed from its original authenticity. Much of the original knowledge of Ayurvedic healing has been lost, along with the understanding of how consciousness and physiology, or mind and body, are connected.

Maharishi has recognized that the missing essence of Ayurveda is the knowledge of the deeper levels of human physiology, and the source of human physiology in the field of consciousness. The knowledge of how the field of consciousness gives rise to all the Laws of Nature governing human physiology is the most precious and practical aspect of traditional Ayurveda. This complete knowledge of consciousness is what is most fundamentally referred to by the term 'Veda.' Thus, it is fair to say that what has been missing from Ayurveda in recent history is 'Veda.'

How has Ayurveda evolved into Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health?

This generation has been fortunate to benefit from the profound revival of Vedic knowledge by Maharishi, who brought the effortless practice of Transcendental Meditation to the world over 50 years ago. This practical technology for developing consciousness is a foundational element to the practice of any Vedic Approach to Health, because fully developed consciousness is at the basis of a perfectly functioning physiology.

In the 1980s, Maharishi began to work with the most eminent of the Ayurvedic physicians of India—Vaidya V. M. Dwivedi, Vaidya B. D. Triguna, and Vaidya Balraj Maharishi, together with a team of expert western physicians—in order to raise Ayurveda to its rightful and holistic status. Under Maharishi's careful guidance, the resulting body of knowledge has evolved into the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health. Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health incorporates knowledge from all 40 aspects of the Veda and Vedic Literature, not just the Ayurvedic texts. It includes such healing therapies as the Transcendental Meditation Programme, yoga asanas, pranayama, Vedic sound and vibration therapies, Vedic Aroma therapy, Vedic astrology or Jyotish, Vedic Yagyas, Vedic Architecture, Vedic food, and Vedic dance, along with techniques on a societal level to improve the health and peacefulness of humankind—all of which had either fallen out of use or continued only in a fragmented form.

But the real fulfillment came to the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health when Prof. Tony Nader, PhD, MD, neuroscientist and medical doctor (Harvard Medical School and MIT) under the guidance of Maharishi, made a monumental discovery in his work, Human Physiology as an Expression of the Veda and Vedic Literature. This research work reveals one-to-one correspondences, in terms of both structure and function, between all aspects of the physiology and the Veda and Vedic Literature. Prof. Nader's work is considered the textbook of Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health. It brings to the forefront Maharishi's genius in all the Vedic sciences—that there is a unified understanding of Natural Law from the perspectives of both Vedic science and modern science—and thus established a model to authenticate the ancient knowledge through modern research methodologies.

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*Dr Sandeep Chaudhary and Dr Kulreet Chaudhary are the health administrators for MVAH on the west coast of the United States. Dr Sandeep Chaudhary is an Endocrinologist and Dr Kulreet Chaudhary is a Neurologist. Both physicians work at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. Together they oversee the activities of the MVAH clinics and organize scientific research to measure health outcomes of Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health. They are currently leading an endeavor to build MVAH Medical Clinics and Spas throughout California similar to The Raj and the Maharishi Vedic Health Center at Lancaster. The first of these new clinics and Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health Medical Colleges will be in San Diego, with future sites in Lake Arrowhead, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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