The Knowledge Or Science Of Life
Ayurveda is a well-being system that originated more than 4,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest systems of healing. Originating in India, it is based on a philosophy of health and happiness that aims to treat the whole person, not just one set of symptoms. Ayurveda still makes sense today as it has values that are highly relevant to the current medical issues in the world such as stress, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Ayurveda is a gentle and balancing philosophy that combines nutrition, herbal remedies, yoga and massage to heal and nourish both the body and spirit. Its roots are intertwined with those of yoga and meditation which play a key role in ayurvedic treatment and lifestyle.
Ayurveda is however not only a system of Healing, but an entire way of life that aims to bring about the perfect balance of the entire personality – body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is based on theory of “Tridosha”, the three Biological forces – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Disease arises when there is an imbalance among the three Doshas and aim of the therapy is to bring about the required equilibrium.
When the Vata individual is in a balanced state, they experience excellent health, stability, creativity and freedom. Full of imagination, vata individuals tend to possess an alert, excited and impulsive disposition. Vatas enjoy exercise, adventure, travel and continual stimulation. They favor professions involving travel, change and flexibility. They tend to make and spend money quickly.
Pitta individuals tend to possess a strong-willed, passionate and fiery disposition. They are natural leaders in society, ambitious, organised, intelligent & disciplined. The pitta body type is naturally athletic & one of medium height, weight and musculature. Their skin is often freckled, sensitive, oily and warm. Their hair may be straight, silky & oily and eyes often sensitive to light.
The Kapha individual is the epitome of grace, calm and sensuality. A kapha type has a solid, sturdy body with large bones. Kapha individuals are known for being well grounded and connected to the physical world and move with a slow and luxuriant progression forward in life. In balance Kapha is expressed as love, calmness, forgiveness, strength, vigor and stability.
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