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Maharishi Ayur-Veda self-pulse reading to create balance in mind and body
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23 August 2013
Among its many approaches for preventing disease and promoting health, Maharishi Ayur-Veda health care utilizes a special method of pulse reading, which gives the expert Ayurvedic practitioner, called a Vaidya, deep insight into the patient's physiology.
Ayurveda is the world's oldest, most comprehensive system of natural medicine, which originated in the Vedic civilization of ancient India and is now officially recognized by the World Health Organization. Maharishi Ayur-Veda is the modern restoration by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of the complete and authentic practice of Ayurveda as recorded in the Vedic texts.
Recently Vaidya Vyas, a respected and highly experienced physician who has also given many courses on Maharishi Ayur-Veda, described some of the features of Ayurvedic pulse reading in a talk at Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in the Netherlands.
The pulse, he explained, is 'the vibration of the life, it is the river of the physiology'.
Throughout his talk he emphasized the importance of taking the pulse during pregnancy, for the pulse, he said, begins when life begins in the womb. In Ayurveda it is said that when the heart begins to beat, which happens in the fourth month of pregnancy, the new life has entered into the body. After the heart is activated in the fetus, emotions are activated, and following that everything comes alive. Apart from taking care of oneself during pregnancy, it is important to take care of the fetus.
In addition to being a sophisticated diagnostic tool for the physician, giving detailed knowledge of the state of the physiology and any imbalances that may be present, Ayurvedic pulse reading is also a means through which the individual can learn about and create balance in his or her own physiological functioning.
In his talk Vaidya Vyas described the benefits for health of 'self-pulse reading'. The pulse carries within it memory of the past, he explained. In examining our pulse we are going to the source. By taking the pulse we connect to and activate, through our consciousness, our own 'memory'. Enlivening that connection creates balance in the functioning of the physiology. The actual taking of the pulse has a healing effect on the body and mind, he said, because in the 'memory' there is an influence that can neutralize disease or disorder in the body. Even the touch is enough to instil balance. It is automatic. Understanding, although useful, is not necessary for this balancing to take place.
With proper training, self-pulse reading is beneficial for everyone, Vaidya Vyas said, as it enlivens memory deep within the individual. The knowledge of Maharishi Ayur-Veda self-pulse reading is contained in a 16-lesson course that has been taught in countries around the world. (Click here to read more about the 16-lesson Maharishi Self-Pulse Reading course that is part of the curriculum at Maharishi University of Vedic Medicine in Switzerland.)
Self-pulse reading is especially beneficial for expectant mothers, Vaidya Vyas said. When a pregnant mother takes her pulse it is self-healing for the fetus, for it makes the unborn child feel secure. A mother-to-be who is trained in Maharishi Ayur-Veda self-pulse reading should even be able, through her own inner sensitivity, to feel the pulse of her child.
Self-pulse reading is a technique for self-exploration, for knowing oneself, for re-connecting to the wholeness level of life with its healing intelligence. It helps you understand your own physiology not only in the present but also going back to your roots. Vaidya Vyas also pointed out that self-pulse reading is not a replacement for consulting with the Vaidya, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience.
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