WHO defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to her or his community.
Interaction of Body and Mind is also well thought of in Ayurveda. As stated beforehand, Mind is ultimately the Stronghold of the Body.
Mental well-being is a cardinal integrant of Ayurvedic definition of ‘Swasthya’ along with Physical and Spiritual well-being. Ayurveda regards three metabolic elements present in our body. These are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These three are responsible for normal physiological functions when balance and pathological disorders when imbalanced. Similarly the disturbed Mental States also disturb the balance of these three Biological elements, which in turn cause diseases.