The system of Ayurveda is based on the fact that the 5 elements make up everything in the Universe – space, air, fire, water, and earth. Each one of us has these elements, but in different proportions. Two elements combine to form each dosha. Your dosha decides everything about you: your body, mental characteristics, likes as well as dislikes,
When it comes to a holistic healthcare of an individual, multiple questions surround our minds. So, we start to look out for advice and often start off with the wrong approach. For instance, what are the benefits of yoga and meditation? What foods should one eat for a healthy start? What could be the wrong food
When to be Soft and when to be Forceful?
“Certain types of people are soft and their softness comes out of lack of courage and forcefulness. There is yet another type of softness in people and this softness comes out of maturity, magnanimity, and the knowledge of the Self. The people who are soft out of lack of courage suffer a lot. And sometime or other they become volatile.
Similarly there are two types of forcefulness in people aggression or assertiveness. Some people are forceful in an aggressive manner out of weakness, lack of strength, or out of fear. Others are forceful out of care and love, out of compassion.
So look into yourself and become aware of what type of softness and what type of forcefulness you have.”
The world of today idolises the fast life. We’re always in a rush – rarely pausing for a rest, and almost never getting the amount of sleep we truly need. Moreover, people are starting to develop insomnia at early ages. If people knew the sheer power of a good night’s sleep, they’d certainly get more
A tradition, a health system, a lifestyle…Ayurveda is so many things in one. While many look upon it as a solution to their illnesses, thousands of others rely on it to experience the heights of health and wellness. Ayurveda’s history is rich; it has been around for thousands of years. And it now attracts people
Kapha Dosha is weighty amongst all the three doshas. It comprises of the earth and water properties. Embodying lubrication, structure, and stability that our body needs, these characteristics help equalize Vata’s movement & Pitta’s metabolism. Functions Kapha dosha relates to being steady, loyal and compassionate like that of the earth. It governs our overall protection and
Digestion is a very critical aspect of one’s health and Pitta dosha is the one that governs this metabolism along with other heat related things. Pitta is a combination of the Fire (Agni) and Water (Jal) elements. This is the “dosha of transformation”. And wherever there is transformation, Pitta Prakriti in action. Functions of the
According to Ayurveda everything in this universe is made up of the Panch Mahabhutas or the Five Great Elements — Space (Akasha), Air (Vaayu), Fire (Agni), Water (Jal), and Earth (Prithvi). And the Doshas that create our physical bodies along with being responsible for the functioning, are basically the combination of these elements. One of
As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.
“When diet is wrong, medicine is on no use. When diet is right, medicine is of no need.”