‘Ayurveda’ is a system of traditional medicine developed during ancient times. It has been accepted as a form of medicine not just in India but also as an alternative form of medicine in the Western world also. The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of transmission of medical knowledge from Gods to sages and then to human physicians. Sushruta wrote that the Hindu God of Ayurveda, ‘Dhanavantri’ incarnated as the king of Varanasi and taught medicine to a group of physicians including Sushruta.
Guruji guides people to lead a healthy lifestyle based on the principles of Ayurveda. Three natural beverages for solving problems of kapha, vatta and pitta doshas are always available to any visitor who comes to the ashram. These drinks are made with natural ingredients like saunf(fennel seeds), dhagey wali mishri(unrefined form of sugar), hing(asafetida) and jeera(cumin seeds). One can see him grinding these ingredients on his stone chakki. In Guruji’s words the effect of the ingredients ground on the stone chakki is different to those ground by using mixers and other machines.
Guruji recommends changing food habits and lifestyle to achieve the optimum state of well-being. He advocates going back to nature for healing. A few visitors were suggested to take a bath in a small pool of water coming down the mountains. Another was advised to cover the head and face and sunbathe and yet another was being told the benefit of dhaniya for resolving thyroid problems. Fasting twice a month is suggested to all for giving the system a rest.