Ayurveda

Ayurveda is over 5000 years old has the proven Natural Anti-aging and rejuvenation therapies. Ayurveda has been recognized by World Health Organization and is widely practiced all over the world. 

The word "Ayurveda" is from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, and literally means "Knowledge of Life". Ayurveda provides both curative and preventive measures towards optimal physical, mental and spiritual well-being. 

8 Signs of Health & Balance

v You feel fresh, rested, and blissful upon awakening in the morning

v Your mind is clear

v You feel energetic

v Your skin has a healthy glow

v Your tongue is pink and clear

v Your body feels light

v Aches and pains are absent

v You do not feel bloated in your abdomen

Five Elements, Organs of the Senses and their action:

Element

Senses

Sense Organ

Action

Organ Of Action

Ether (Medium through which sound is transmitted)

Hearing

Eat

Speech

Organs of speech (Tongue, vocal, cords, mouth)

Air  (sense of touch)

Touch

Skin

Holding

Hand

Fire (Which manifest as a light, heat and color)

Seeing

Eyes

Walking

Feet

Water (related to organ of taste)

Taste

Tongue

Procreation

Genital

Earth (Element related to smell)

smell

Nose

Excretion

Anus


Three Dosha Theory (Consitution)

In Ayurveda, doshas are primordial substances that make up nature and all beings.  Doshas are both physical and energetic.  There are three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.   

      Vata (Air + Ether)   

      Pitta (Fire)

      Kapha (Water + Earth)


Seven type of Constitution: 

      Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Pitta-kapha, Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha


Attributes of Tridosha: 

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

Dry

Light

Cold

Rough

Subtle

Mobile

Clear

Dispersing

Oily

Penetrating

Hot

Light

Mobil

Liquid

Sour smell

Heavy

Slow

Cold

Oily

Slimy

Dense

Soft

Static


Functions of Tri-Doshas: 

Vata

(Air + space)

Pitta

 (Fire + water)

Kapha 

(Water + Earth)

Movement

Breathing

Natural Urges

Transformation of Tissues

Motor Function

Sensory Function

Ungroundedness

Secretion, Excretion

Fear, Emptiness

Anxiety

Body heat

Temperature

Digestion

Awareness Understanding

Hunger

Thirst

Intelligence

Anger

Hate

Jealousy

Stability

Energy

Lubrication

Oily

Forgiveness

Greed

Attachment

Accumulation

Holding

Possessiveness


Vata: 

      Vata body is serpent like, thin, energetic, but erratic – easily causes structural problems and injuries

      Thin long bones, may have elongated necks or long backs

      Prone to skeletal problems

      Quick, abrupt, irregular, fast and unpredictable, often followed by long periods of stasis

      Vata is the propulsive or energetic force responsible for movement, expression and the discharge of all impulses

      Vata acts primarily through the nervous system through which it flows like and electric current

      The colon is its main site in the disease process, in which waste gases or toxic Vata accumulates and spreads to the blood, bones and other parts of the body

Pitta: 

         Pitta moves like a frog - steady, bounding, determined and aggressive, can be one sided or one-directional – leading to excess or imbalance in one area or another

         Moderate builds, with average length bones

         Pitta is the fiery or transformative force responsible for digestion, warmth and perception of all types

         Pitta acts primarily through the digestive system and the blood as the body’s basic thermogenic power

         The small intestine is its main site in the disease process, in which excess acids or toxic Pitta accumulates and spreads through the blood to different parts of the body

Kapha: 

      Kapha types move like a swan, they are slow, steady, wavy and meandering, often ceasing altogether, which leads to blockage of energy and difficulty in movement

      Kapha is often stocky with short joints and necks, may have difficulty with certain Asanas like Lotus Pose

      Kapha is the sustaining or conserving force responsible for tissue formation, substance, cohesiveness and support

      Kapha acts primarily through the plasma or lymphatic system as the underlying nutrient solution making up the bulk of the body and providing nourishment to all the tissues

      The stomach is its main site in the disease process, in which excess mucus spreads through the blood and lymph to different parts of the body

 

Seven Dhatus: 

Sanskrit word Dhatu means “Construction element”. The human body is made of seven basic and vital tissues called Dhatu

         Rasa (Plasma)

         Rakta (blood)

         Mamsa (muscle)

         Medas (fat)

         Asthi (bone)

         Majja (marrow and nerves)

         Shukra and Artva (reproductive tissue)


Six Tastes: 

Sweet: Reduces Vata and Pitta and increases Kapha

Sour: Reduces Vata and increases Pitta and Kapha

Salty: Reduces Vata and increases Pitta and kapha

Pungent: Reduces Kapha and increases Pitta and vata

Bitter: Reduces Pitta and Kapha and increases Vata

Astringent: Reduces Pitta and Kapha increases Vata

 




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