The Vata Dosha is made up of the elements ether and air. The qualities of ether and air are cold, light, dry, unstable. When Vata goes out of balance in the body meaning that the ether and air qualities within the body are high
The Pitta Dosha is made up of fire and water. The qualities of Pitta are hot, light, dry, unstable and mobile. When our physical body is made up mostly of fire and water. When Pitta goes out of balance in the body, meaning the fire and water qualities are too high
Kapha is made up of water and earth and is the most stable of the three Doshas. The qualities of Kapha are cold, heavy and stable. When Kapha goes out of balance in the body, meaning that water and earth elements are too much
Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that originated thousands of years ago in India and is still being used today. The word Ayurveda is composed of two words Ayu and Veda. Ayu means healthy long life, Veda means science or knowledge. Ayurveda literally means the “science or knowledge of life”. In fact, it is the worlds oldest medical system. Ayurveda teaches that we are all unique individuals and our path to healing is as unique as we are. Ayurveda is different than other health systems because it treats the root cause of an illness, not the disease.
Ayurveda is an holistic approach, taking the body, mind and spirit as a whole, able to correct whatever is amiss- the sages of ancient India knew this to be the only solution to the problems of health. it is said that the lord Creator Brahma blessed the humanity with the Brahma-Samhita. A part of the fourth Veda, the Atharva, it is a treatise on the way of the nature towards perfect health. It contains the eight divisions of the Ayurveda. Many herbs used in Ayurveda are fabled to induce eternal youth.
Ayurveda can teach you about yourself on a deeper level. It can open up and clear away mental fog so that you understand better. It will teach you about how you are unique and why certain foods and “healthy” items have not worked for you. You will feel better just by implementing a couple of Ayurvedic principles into your life. You will learn that your personality and illnesses are directly related to what you eat and what you think. You will also learn how it feels when you are starting to go out of balance so you can avoid colds and flu’s. Ayurveda brings you back to health.
Ayurveda looks at the physical human body as basic elements. These elements are ether, air, fire, water and earth. We all have these 5 elements within us to varying degrees. We need these elements for proper functioning of the body. To what degree these elements are within us is what makes us unique and different than others. These elements are paired up to create what is called a Dosha. A Dosha by its very nature fluctuates and moves depending on many factors. These Doshas are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.