What do we do when we turn everything into making money? What happens when we turn stuff into sales of products or services? The allopathic model is that you take a drug for a symptom of something that is ailing. It actually cannot even see what it is that has caused the ailing, ever. This same mindset is the Western mindset, the paradigm.
Nothing about Ayurveda is this. Nothing at all. But most people do not know a difference or even know what Ayurveda is.
Nothing below in this picture is ayurveda as well. Its actually a shame.
Please do not support such a world. Notice where you too buy into this stuff with products etc. go on a diet of that world. There is no yoga pants or crystals or audio of a certain brainwave that is going to do anything but upset the natural rhythms that you need to find to actually be healthy in your life. There is no living a completely disconnected life and taking a pill to be connected. Although this IS the western way. It doesn’t work.
As for this below, since everyone has a balance and an imbalance and i guarantee that the practitioner of this below does not know anything about diagnosis, since every location also has its environmental effects or balance of gunas, and since the seasonal changes also have their effects……. can you see how a menu like this is complete absurdity?
I mean seriously, I really do not have words when I look at this……..
Maybe a couple letters like BS would suffice?
“New Age Ayurveda”
Several paradigms of Ayurveda unique to Western practice have emerged over the past few decades, but perhaps the most pervasive paradigm imprinted in the mind of the American public is a form of practice termed “New Age Ayurveda.” Although the New Age movement slowly died out in past decades, many of its core ideologies have begun to resurface in recent years, bringing along with it a revival of sorts for a new form of Ayurveda. The earliest successful promoters of Ayurveda in America included individuals like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad, David Frawley, etc.; who sought to popularize their particular varieties of Ayurvedic practices to a larger audience. These varieties of Ayurveda all share a common acceptance of New Age beliefs and incorporate many of these beliefs into their practices. Zysk (2001) identifies four particular characteristics unique to New Age Ayurveda in America in particular: linking Ayurveda to Indian spirituality (using yoga in particular), depicting Ayurveda as ancient beyond evidence, calling Ayurveda the foundation of mind-body medicine, and trying to use Western scientific principles to prove that Ayurveda is legitimate and more effective than biomedicine. Such forms also tend to make extensive, broad claims about efficacy and “correctness” that directly contradicts even the writings of classical texts. New Age Ayurveda often claims to be without side effects, that natural remedies can provide great benefit without any detriment to other aspects of health. Classical Ayurveda distinctly refutes this by warning that prescribing inappropriate remedies or misdiagnosing a malady can result in illness. Classical Ayurveda also employs methods such as surgery for various diseases (such as cancer) along with rational therapies for understanding and healing the mind, which are often ignored or even refuted in New Age Ayurveda against the classical opinion
Classical or Traditional Ayurveda in India also has no references to such techniques as Reiki, Pranic Healing and Chakra-balancing that are being practiced as part of modern-day American Ayurveda, either. While techniques such as Pranayama were employed in Yogic healing, these systems dramatically differ from the “faith healing” techniques in New Age Ayurveda circles. While traditional Tantric Ayurveda did employ these practices, they were more in-depth and elaborate systems that required several decades of study and practice by sadhaks or spiritual adepts.
Ayurveda has experienced many historically or academically inconsistent portrayals as a five- to eight-thousand-year-old practice, as a direct descendant of the Vedic medicine, as a Tantric tradition, etc. For any particular version of New Age Ayurveda, one or more of these claims are made as a method to increase authenticity (no matter how misleading), and therefore also popularity and recognition. Even these small controversies have caused a general rift between the scientific or academic communities and Ayurveda practitioners, resulting in a general disgust with and misconceptions about the whole medical system. Modern American practices have appropriated authentic practices so drastically that Western Ayurveda has taken a form of “wellness and self-help culture” which scholars and academics critically view as the commoditization of a deep and complex tradition.