Stress plays a role in the onset of just about every disease people face, from the common cold to cardiovascular disease. The understanding and realization that stress is created by each of us helps people understand that, just as we have the ability to create the experience of stress, we also have the ability to create the experience of peace of mind and wellbeing.
The greatest factor to how stress will impact our state of wellbeing is the state of our immune system. Ayurveda calls the essence of the immune system, "Ojas", a substance found within all cellular tissues providing the mind with both stability and contentment. Ojas is produced by the body as the body digests nourishing foods and by the mind as the mind digests healthy emotions and impressions. Hence, the key to building Ojas is a lifestyle where the individual feels nourished physically and emotionally.
Ayurveda places great emphasis on proper digestion because it is the key to building Ojas. Long term problems with digestion and elimination deplete the body of Ojas and allows toxins to accumulate. Ojas is protected by a lifestyle that avoids overindulgence and includes time in nature, rest, fresh organic food and loving relationships.
At California Ayurveda Wellness we specialize in assessing the state of your Ojas and offering practical eating and lifestyle guidelines to remove impurities, strengthen your digestive fire and rebuild your immune system.