What is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda pronounced - [EYE] + [OOR] + [VAY] + [DUH]

Ayurveda means “science of life.” Originating in India over 5000 years ago, Ayurvedic philosophy states that all areas of life impact one's health including physical health, mental balance, spiritual well-being, societal balance, environmental health, dietary and lifestyle habits, and seasonal change. Ayurveda is also a system of medicine focusing on digestion and root causes of disease. The practice of Ayurveda honors nature and all life while focusing on self-empowerment, guiding the individual towards a path of healthy living.

Ayurveda employs the 5 element concept, meaning that everything is made up of various proportions of the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. The proportion of the 5 elements within an individual creates their unique constitution. By addressing a person’s specific composition (Dosha) we are able to maintain balance and health within the ever changing flow of life. The 3 doshas are: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Vata is comprised of air and space, think butterfly.

Pitta is comprised of fire and water, think bull.

Kapha is comprised of earth and water, think elephant.

Each of the doshas have different tendencies, personality traits, habits and needs. When we live in accordance with what balances us  our lives move with steadiness, ease and of course health!  So give it a try…I would love to walk the path of Ayurveda with you.

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