Immunity in Ayurveda is known as VYADHI KSHAMATVA. Vyadhikshamatva means the capacity of body to act against disease which means it can prevent as well as fight against disease. We all want to be healthy and would rather avoid illness and disease. So, how do we support robust immunity? If our immune systems are compromised, we have to ask ourselves why, and we must be willing to change course to correct the underlying issues—whatever they may be. Ayurveda teaches us that strong immunity is the natural outcome of good health, which depends on
Balanced agni (Digestive fire)
A healthy diet
A supportive lifestyle
And a balanced nervous system.
This being the case, supporting the immune system is often more about basic self-care than anything else. Our bodies flourish with proper nutrition, and adequate sleep; they do even better when we commit to managing stress, cultivating healthy relationships, embracing joy and meaning, and living in alignment with our own authentic truth. Ayurveda is a very holistic and individualized wellness tradition; it is all about you—your unique strengths and vulnerabilities, and your personal path toward healing. With this in mind, take your time.
Follow your inspiration. Approach change one manageable step at a time. And celebrate the milestones along the way. We hope that we can continue to support you on your path toward vibrant health, unshakable strength, and a robust immune system.