healthy people

According to Ayurveda, health is not merely the absence of disease; it is a harmonious state of balance in mind, body and spirit. And highly healthy people possess a certain set of traits that help them lead a disease-free life.


Sushrutha Samhita – one of the ancient Ayurvedic texts describes health as:   


Sama dosha sama agnischa samadhathu mala kriyaaha।  

Prasanna atma mana indriyaha swastha iti abhidheeyate।।  


It means:  


Health is a state where in the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) are in equilibrium, digestive fire (Agni) is in a balanced state, body tissues (Dhathu) and waste (Mala) work in normal state, all physiological processes are in harmony and the soul (Atma), mind (Manas) and sense organs (Indriya) are in a state of total satisfaction (Prasanna) and content. 


It is hard to say if your health meets all criteria as defined above at first glance. But you can determine it by the kind of lifestyle, diet and routine you follow.  


Traits that define highly healthy people as per Ayurveda  


Ayurveda teaches us that true health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of vibrant harmony in every aspect of life. The ancient Ayurvedic text Caraka Samhita mentions 6 traits that help people lead a highly healthy life. 


According to Ayurveda, a healthy person:  


  • Is a creature of routine 

They follow a routine, in terms of the rhythm of the universe.


  • Eats a wholesome diet 

A healthy person is mindful of their digestion and what they put into their body. 


  • Looks before they leap 

They do not give a sudden equal or opposite reaction to every action. Instead, they approach every situation with patience and thought.   


  • believes that etachment>attachment 

Sensual pleasures do not excite them. They believe in loving without attachment.  


  • Does what they say 

Their thoughts, speech and actions – all agree with each other and tell the same story.   


  • Has mastered their mind 

They have good control over their mind through meditation, etc. and live a life of austerity. 


It is interesting to note that the mind is of equal or more importance than the body to live a disease-free life.   


Highly healthy individuals embrace the above-mentioned traits, nurturing self-awareness, eating mindfully, maintaining daily routines, and integrate Ayurvedic practices. By doing so, you unlock the secrets to lasting well-being, as envisioned by Ayurveda. 


All the above-mentioned traits can be developed if you pay attention and are not unattainable. You just need the will to do it.  


If you ask me, I am also still working on these traits every day! I’m sure, with some effort one day we will all reach there! Are you also a work-in-progress? 

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