The Ayurvedic 5 elements

What is your Ayurvedic constitution?

Ayurveda has been practiced in India for the last 5000 years. It is an ancient way of interpreting all things on Earth, through three types of energetic dosha. These doshas combine the five different elements – air, fire, water, space, earth.

  • Vata energy combines air and space, best represented as light, clear, dry, cold manifestations.
  • Pitta energy combines fire and water – it is hot, volatile, mobile, liquid, penetrating.
  • Kapha energy is water and earth – it is dense, heavy, stationary, dull, oily.

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The circle of 5 Elements

The Ayurvedic 5 elementsA key module covered during the Shades of Yoga RYT 200 hour course is the Yoga of Food. The Yoga of Food is 4 hour module/ informative session incorporating the main differences between Eastern and Western approaches to food and nutrition.  One of the topics covered is the Chinese approach to a healthy diet. The Chinese utilize the yin(-)/yang(+)  theory of the 5 Elements to explain the correlation between the organs and the effects on the body’s overall constitution.

 

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Time to go GREEN

We hear it all the time “eat your greens” and most of us have no doubt in our minds that this has its benefits.  Here are a few good reasons to integrate green foods, particularly leafy green vegetables into your diet.

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Greens are alkalizing.

The modern diet tends to lean more toward acid forming foods like meat and carbohydrates.  In order to maintain health and balance it’s important to keep your PH at a healthy level and vegetables, particularly greens help to do this.

Greens are mineral rich

Greens are mineral rich and supply the body with many vital nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, Vitamins, including vitamin C, K, E and B vitamins.

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