According to Ayurveda each individual is unique, a combination of physical, mental & emotional characteristics which are known as his/her constitution (Prakruti). There are three primary energies, which are also called Doshas. The three Doshas are named Vata, Pitta & Kapha. The three Doshas govern the whole body. Find out if your three Ayurvedic Doshas are in balance.
All of us are made out of these three Doshas but each individual has its own unique constitution that is usually governed by one or two of the Doshas predominantly. This makes each one of us a unique individual and Ayurveda uses a systematic approach that empowers us to greater understanding of our own unique Nature.
How do the three Doshas (energies) originate out of the five Elements?
Many factors, both internal as well as external can affect this constitution eg. one’s emotional state, diet, daily food choices, season and weather, physical trauma, job and family relationships. Once we understand that these factors can cause an imbalance in our constitution we have a choice to take appropriate action to balance their effects to eliminate the cause.
Life challenges us in many different ways. Although there is much over which we have little control, we do have the power to determine our diet and lifestyle. To maintain balance and health it is important to give attention to these decisions. Diet, lifestyle and herbs appropriate to individual constitution strengthen the body, mind and consciousness.
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