AYURVEDA

“THE WHOLE WORLD AND EVERY PERSON IN IT IS MADE UP OF FIVE ELEMENTS –EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR, AND ETHER.”

What is Ayurveda?

The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Ayu’ meaning ‘Life’ and ‘Veda’ meaning ‘Knowledge’. Ayurveda is therefore, the science of life and holistic well-being. The oldest documented body of holistic medical knowledge in the world, it is a system of herbs, oils and plants originating in India over 6,000 years ago. The fundamental philosophy of Ayurveda rests on the concept of harmony – in Ayurveda, true health and wellness can only result from perfect harmony between the mind, body and spirit.

DOSHAS

VATA DOSHA

Vata Dosha, representing ether and air; The Vata body-type is also known as Ectomorph.

PITTA DOSHA

Pitta Dosha representing fire and water; In Western Science, the Pitta body type is also known as Mesomorph.

KAPHA DOSHA

Kapha Dosha, representing water and earth. In Western Science, the Pitta body type is also known as Endomorph.