Ayurveda is an ancient study, more specifically a science of life. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge. The aim of Ayurveda is to prevent illness, heal the sick and preserve life; to protect health and prolong life; and to eliminate diseases and dysfunction of the body. According to Ayurveda, the universe is made up […]
What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine that originated on the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic medicine ranges across the whole field of medicinal needs, traditionally including diet, general medicine, pediatrics, surgery, herbal tonics, toxicology, and spirit possession. Modern medicine is now catching up to many of these concepts; however, some extend beyond […]
Remember the three doshas and the six tastes? Here’s how they work together. First, vata is the dosha that corresponds to air and space. It’s the dosha that is responsible for drying and motion. When this dosha becomes imbalanced, we can experience constipation, dehydration, and anxiety.
Ayurveda and yoga are both branches of the vedic teachings, that encompass all life and energy in the universe. As each person has an individual ayurvedic make-up which can be used to tailor diet, this constitution can also be used to address yoga practice. For each dosha, there are different ways to approach asana practice […]
Your Ayurvedic Diet Once you have determined your Ayurvedic constitution, i.e. balance of pitta, vata and kapha energies, it is important to understand how you can keep the energies in as equal balance as possible. This can be approached through every day life – considering your outlook, exercise regime and, of course, diet. To pacify […]
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. […]