With the growth of population, the demand of needs has considerably increased. This has led to the industrialisation of our basic needs from food to clothing. For mass production, it is not easy to use all organic items for production. Chemicals are induced in to increase the amount of product leading to many health issues. Chemicals are not so healthy for our bodies. They are in almost everything we use or consume.
Luckily, people are now getting aware of how dangerous this can be for their health. Now, researches are being conducted to see how we can adopt a healthy lifestyle. It has led us back to basics, nature. It is highly recommended not to use processed products as they can be toxic for you. Instead, using natural ingredients and products can help to get better health, a better environment, and a better lifestyle. There are natural ways like Ayurveda which is becoming quite popular among the people because it brings you back to nature.
What is Ayurveda?
In simple words, Ayurveda is a herbal treatment which is originated from India about 6000 years ago. It is a holy healing system which was developed before modern medicines. It is all natural way of making everything about us healthy. Some call it the science sister of yoga. If we look at the word Ayurveda, it is a combination of two words, Ayur meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge or science, so Ayurveda means knowledge of life. Ayurveda has two basic principles as follows:
- Mind and Body are in connection with each other
- The mind has the power to heal the body.
The main theme of Ayurveda is a healthy balance between mind and body. It also includes discovering your body-type, attaining a healthy eating, sleeping and exercising habits, leading towards a balanced and good lifestyle.
Elements of Ayurveda
When we talk about Ayurveda, we are referring to all about nature. It has five elements which have a massive effect on your being. It includes the following:
Our Current Daily Life
With the countless benefits from Ayurveda, people are more and more adopting this lifestyle. It induces more love for nature, and you feel like you want to use everything related to nature. But we are surrounded by all processed products in foods, clothing, make-up products and what not. When we use these toxic products daily, our whole body and mind get an imbalance. It happens because our body is also a part of nature; it is to be treated and nurtured with natural things rather than chemically processed products.
Let us look at one perspective of chemically used products, the chemical dyeing of fabric. This is something which we usually ignore. Do you ever think that which dangerous chemicals are used for dyeing your favourite branded clothes? These have an adverse effect on us. Now, the fashion industry works on colours. You will see different specific colours for different seasons.
The Process of Chemical Dyeing
In chemical dyeing, colour is transferred to fabric using different methods. There are different types of dyes. They are dissolved in water, and the fabric is made in contact with the dye mixture. The fabric absorbs the dye creating the colour on the fabric.
Hazardous effects of Chemical Dyeing
The processed synthetic dyes are dangerous for humans and the environment. There is much research conducted to see how our lifestyle and health are being compromised with these chemical dyes.