|Etymology/ Definition|| धारणे स्थिरः । अ. हृ. सू. १/१८ हेमाद्रिः|
स्थैर्यकृद् – देहदाढर्यकृद् । अ. हृ. सू. ५/२७ हेमाद्रिः
व्यायामो स्थैर्यकराणाम् । च. सू. २५
|Literary Meaning||M / W – causing firmness or hardness,|
Imparting steadiness and strength to body
|Implied Meaning||It is a combination of behaviour and diet, which makes the body tissues steady and retards the process of aging.|
|Elaboration||There are seven Dhaatu in human body, which sustain the life. Each Dhaatu nourishs the succeeding Dhaatu . If they get nourishment by the food having the attributes as steady ( Sthira ) which resists break down by Agni and Vaayu , the life of the tissues increases ; ultimately, resulting in increased longevity of the person.|
This quality of steadiness is seen in all Rasaayana ( rejuvenators ) drugs as they lower down the speed of aging.
Milk of elephant is Sthairyakrid ( makes the body tissues steady and non – deteriorating ). Vyaayaama ( exercise ) is an important part of the daily behavioural regime, which imparts steadiness to the human body. Udvartana ( rubbing dry medicated powders on the skin ) also provides steadiness.
Last updated on June 17th, 2021 at 08:55 am