What is Health ?
According to WHO health is defined as “the complete state of physical, mental and social well being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity”.
Charateristics of Health
In Ayurvedic View,
Health is not merly absence of disease.A healthy individual has not only a healthy body but also a healthy mind. He has a well balanced constitution and all his tissues and organs function at an optimal level.
He will be having-:
Timely desire for the intake of food, proper and easy digestion of the ingested food,
Evacuation of faeces, urine and flatus properly, lightness in the body,
Pleasantness in sense organs, proper timely sleep and awakening, gain of strength, life and pleasant mind and normal Agni (Digestive Fire) are the features of health and opposite state is illness.
Features of ultimate health (Paramarthasvasthya)
Due to decreased effects of past deeds, the soul experiences eternal happiness of liberation that is salvation, which is wonderful, never ending exceptional and desire of great people.
Features of general health (Vyavaharasvathya)
The normalcy of Agni, (dhatu, dosa, mala, without any confusion blissful state of soul and mind is general health that is vyavaharasvasthya