Ayurveda is considered the world’s oldest holistic healing system that dates back over 5000 years in India. It is based on the balance of very delicate correlation of mind, body & spirit. The main motive of Ayurveda spirit is to promote health rather than fight the disease.
In North America, Ayruveda is considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine.
Few things that can cause a disruption in the human body include:
- Genetics or birth defeats
- Stress/ anxiety/ depression/ trauma
- Sedentary Life
Your constitution or ‘Prakriti’ is unique and it tries to keep you healthy by balancing your physical and psychological characteristics. Your prakriti tries to stay the same for your entire life, however how you digest and eliminate waste can influence it and can cause disease.
Every human being is made up of a combination of 5 basic elements found in the universe. These are:
These 5 elements combine in the body to form 3 life forces or energies called 3 doshas. They control the body and these are :
- Vatta Dosha (Space and Air)
- Pitta Dosha (Fire and Water)
- Kapha Dosha (Water and Earth)
Each person inherits a unique mix of doshas generally one dosha is prominent. Each dosha controls different part of the body and hence responsible for sickness if goes out of balance.