Ayurveda is an ancient medical science of India.
Ayurveda is composed of two Sanskrit terms
- Ayurh – life
- Veda – knowledge
Ayurveda focuses on treating by natural ways i.e ‘nature treating nature.
Ayurveda seeks to heal and restore wholeness and harmony of all people.
According to Ayurveda our human body is has 3 basic components
- Doshas Humors
- Dhatus Tissues
- Mala Impurities
What is dosha’s ?
Doshas are three different forms of energy.
Vata, Pitta and Kapha are three name of tridosas–Vata Air, Pitta Bile and Kapha Phlegm.
The entire science of Ayurveda is based on the “five great elements” (Pancamahabhuta) theory
Ayurveda believes five great elements Panchamahabhutas .
- Akasha (Space)
- Vayu (Air)
- Agni (Fire)
- Jala (Water)
- Prithvi (Earth)
These elements manifest in the human body and there combinations make tridosha.The great thing about ayurveda is that it considers each of us as constitutionally unique. There is no “one size fits all” ayurvedic practice.
Each person is born with a unique combination of these dosha’s which decides their basic constitution called Prakrutiand it remains the same from birth. But we are influenced by our lifestyle choices and our exposure to stressors, events, and other things in our environment that can lead us into a state of imbalance, or vikruti. When working toward a balanced state of health in ayurveda, the goal is to achieve a better understanding of how our thoughts and activities affect our state of physical and mental health. This will help us bring more balance to our lives, eventually guiding us back into balance according to our prakruti—our natural state of constitutional equilibrium.