Ayurveda Philosophy and The Sutatva Promise of Purity

Ayurveda And Its Five Elements

Ayurveda is a Sister Science to Yoga that emerged from the sacred texts of ancient India, called the Vedas, meaning “Books of Wisdom.” When we look at the beauty of nature, five elements make  the basis for the entire physical world.Ayurveda recognizes these as Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth— the very building blocks of all material existence.

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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.

Ayurveda And Doshas 

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Vata

Vata Dosha, representing ether and air. People with Vata Qualities Reflects the elements of Space and Air.The word Vata derives from the Space and Air and translates into “wind” or “something which moves things.” It is the energy of movement , the force that governs all biological activity. Vata is often called as the “King of the Doshas” since it governs our body’s life force  giving motion to Pitta and Kapha.
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Pitta

Pitta Dosha representing fire and water; In Western Science, the Pitta body type is also known as Mesomorph.Pitta refers to energy of digestion and metabolism in the body that works through substances such as organic acids, hormones, enzymes, and bile. While Pitta is closely related to the fire element ,the liquid nature of these substances in our bodies accounts for the element of Water in Pitta’s make-up.
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Kapha

Kapha Dosha, representing water and earth. In Western Science, the Pitta body type is also known as Endomorph.Kapha is the energy of building and lubrication which provides the body with physical form, structure, and smooth functioning of its parts. Kapha can be also be thought of as the essential  cement, glue, lubrication of the body in one.