Vatatapika In the Ayurvedic text books, rejuvenation has been termed as ‘Rasayana’. A definition of Rasayana in Ayurveda is described as: “That which destroys the old age and disease is called Rasayana”. Special drugs called as ‘Rasayan’ are administered in this therapy for example ‘Chyavanprash’. According to Ayurveda, rejuvenation is taken so that you become healthy and give your services for others. It is taken so that you can explore the spiritual aspect of life and help the society, the sick, the hungry, the poor and the disabled. The Rasayana or rejuvenation therapy aims at keeping the enzymes in the tissue cells in their normal functioning condition. These cells are revitalized with this therapy. The tranquility of the mind is promoted and the nerves as well as bones are kept soft and soothened. This prevents the process of ageing and makes the individual free from any disease even during an advanced age.
Before starting the therapy, the following two points are to be observed
The body of the individual is cleaned of the metabolic waste products through specialized therapies indicated in the anchkarma. If the Rasayana is taken after cleaning the toxins from the body, it gives the best results, though it can be also taken without it.
The person taking Rasayana is taught to think, speak and work in such a way which would be conducive to development of a healthy society. In fact, these conducts are given lot of importance in Ayurveda and they themselves are considered to have rejuvenating effects on the human body.
The Rasayana therapy is taken in two different ways
(Pronounced as ‘Koo–ti–praa–vey–shi–ka’) In this the person has to stay indoor while taking the rasayan. Elaborate arrangements are made for the construction of a special type of cottage where the individual is to be confined. The person has to strictly follow the diets and other instructions of the physician. He should undergo Panchkarma therapy before taking the rejuvenation. This type is, therefore, not very suitable for a person who has to carry on his profession or job.
(Pronounced as ‘Vaa–taa–ta–pi–ka’) This method is best for people who don’t have time to stay in the Ayurvedic clinic to take the first kind of rejuvenation. This type can be taken while doing your normal work. It comprises of different types of Ayurvedic herbal preparations which are taken as prescribed by the physician. These medicines should be taken at dawn on an empty stomach. It can be taken without undergoing Panchkarma therapy.