Ayurvedic Equipment and Instruments: An Overview

If you’re looking for ayurvedic equipment and instruments, you’ve come to the right place. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine that dates back thousands of years. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a balance between the body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda practitioners use a variety of equipment and instruments to diagnose and treat their patients. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common ayurvedic equipment and instruments.

Ayurvedic equipment and instruments are used for the treatment of various diseases and illnesses. These tools help in detoxification, digestion, regulation of body temperature, etc.

Ayurvedic equipment includes a variety of tools like a bowl, pot, pans, ladles etc. Ayurvedic instruments are mostly used for massage therapy. They can be made from metals like copper or silver or wood.

The most common ayurvedic instruments include a rasayana (massage tool), kriya (massage tool), mala (rosary), mangala (necklace), and naksha (bracelet).

Rasayana

The rasayana is a massage tool used for healing. Ayurvedic practitioners use the rasayana to cleanse and purify a person’s chakras, which are located on their physical, emotional and intellectual bodies. 

They also help in detoxification, digestion, regulation of body temperature and other processes. The rasayana can be used on each of the five chakras with certain essential oils, hot stones and other materials. 

A rasayana can be done in the following ways:

  • Chanting while massaging
  • Massaging while chanting a mantra
  • Praying before or during the massage 
  • Meditation in association with the massage
  • Holding certain essential oils while massaging 
  • Rubbing the body with a stone or other material
  • Succeeding massage with a processed oil

The use of herbs and other materials to make teas, infusions and tinctures for medicinal purposes dates back at least to ancient Egypt. In the 8th century, Arab physicians made extensive use of herbal preparations in their medical practice. More recently, the use of herbal remedies has also had an influence on mainstream Western healthcare. 

Herbalism is closely related to the practice of herbalism. Never use oil over a wound. The term massage therapy originally referred to a medical practice in which practitioners stroked or rubbed their hands up and down the bodies of patients suffering from various ailments, with healing purposes. Massage therapy is now used to describe an individual who provides therapeutic touch for the health of others through a variety of techniques.

Kriya

The Kriya is a round, clay pot with a hole in the center. The user places this over the head and covers it with both hands. .This is done for about one minute with the following words spoken during inhalation and exhalation:”Blessed, blessed, blessed be Thy name.””Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.””Give us this day our daily bread.””And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.””And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” 

In this practice, the practitioner concentrates on the “ocean of Divine Consciousness” and waves of heat enter the body to create a strong sensation of energy. The Kundalini Kriya is an ancient spiritual practice that activates the kundalini energy, which can be felt as a tingling sensation across the body. Kundalini is a spiritual energy that is located at the bottom of the spine. It is believed to reside there until it is awakened and raised up along the central body axis, either through kriya or by other practices.

Mala

The Mala is an instrument that consists of two or more metal rings or loops of varying sizes with a string or cord between them. They are traditionally made from copper, brass, silver or gold, but today they can be made from titanium and other metals as well. 

The word ‘mala’ means ‘garland’ in Sanskrit language and its use dates back to ancient times when it was used as a decorative accessory. Mala beads are usually used as a form of meditation and prayer. They can also be used to pray for healing, protection, spiritual guidance or increase awareness. A mala is a chain or rosary of beads, typically used in meditation to count repetitions of the mantras or other sacred words. 

Mangala

In Ayurveda, the mangala is used as a tool for measuring the balance of the doshas. It is also used to measure the dosha in a person. The mangala has been used since ancient times and is still widely used today. 

The mangala consists of two parts: the metal disc with a hole in it and a rod that has an eyelet at one end and another at its other end. The rod with an eyelet is inserted into the metal disc with a hole which is then placed on top of an object to be measured. The instrument was originally made from brass but now it’s made from stainless steel or plastic. 

Naksha

Naksha is an Ayurvedic tool that is used to measure the length of a person’s body. It is also known as the measuring rod. The measurement of Naksha in Sanskrit means “to measure” and it has been traditionally used for measuring the length of a person’s body. 

The Naksha is a long stick which is divided into 12 parts, each of which is one finger-length. It has a dial at the end of it that can be read from both ends. 

The sense organs are called as:

1. Mouth-breathing organ

2. Nostrils-inhalation organ 

3. Tongue-speech organ

4. Eyes-vision organ

5. Ear-hearing organ

6. Ears-hearing organ

7. Nose-smelling instrument

8. Mouth-eating instrument

9. Heart

10. Brain

11. Intestines

12. Navel

Naksha is divided into 12 parts called nidhis or nakshas and each part is equal to 1 finger’s length. The nidhis are the divisions of the naksha and each one is called a pindi. The pindis are further divided into 12 parts called adharas. The Naksha is typically made from bamboo, areca nut, or black lead.

This is just a brief overview of some of the ayurvedic equipment and instruments that are available on the market today. If you’re interested in learning more about ayurveda, we recommend that you consult with an ayurvedic practitioner. They will be able to provide you with more information about the ayurvedic equipment and instruments that are available and how they can be used to improve your health and well-being. Thanks for reading!

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