ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE THROUGH AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Ragini Garg *, Amrita Sharma, Chandershekhar Sharma, SK Sharma
Abstract: Ayurveda is a comprehensive, unique science that encompasses all aspects of health. Ayurveda affirms health can be attained only if all the physiological parameters are in equilibrium with a healthy mind, intellect and senses. Mental health is an integral part of Ayurveda. Emotional intelligence curtains a big part of human intelligence that exteriorise the ability to sense, value and understand efficaciously, to effectively apply the power of emotions as a source of human energy. Emotional intelligence is tied to cognition and emotional balance in life. An imbalance in the emotional state can create difficulties in people's social and individual lives and is the primary etio-pathological reason for many mental and physical disorders. Ayurveda has a beautiful insight into dealing with the causes and solutions to find how we can curtail these disorders and make our lives happy. The theory of prakriti is the core concept of Ayurveda that describes the individual constitution on a mental and physical basis. It is an indicator of the physical and psychological status of a person. Ayurveda provides an exquisite and insightful perspective on the mind and the art of fostering its health through manas prakriti (mental constitution) analysis. Ayurveda annotates the balance of health and well-being by numerous means using herbs and lifestyle management tips (Achara rasayana, dincharya, ritucharya and sadvritta). The paper highlights the concept of manas prakriti about emotional intelligence and the role of Ayurveda in curing emotional intelligence-related issues.
Keyword: Ayurveda, Emotional intelligence, Mental health, Manas Prakriti, Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Dincharya, Ritucharya