Ayurveda is not a trend or an other of those many diets you probably are familliar with.
It's a sustainable way of living and finding balance. It's flowing smoothly with nature,
remembering our natural state and stepping away from the things that cause imbalance.
It is mainly a preventive medicine and health system. Most people are born in balance.
Ayurveda is all about remebering that state, and finding our way back to that.
Not only the physical health that we can see and measure with a blood test,
is taken into account when examining and treating a patient holisticly.
The word Ayurveda is Sanskrit and means the science of life - it's really just about understanding nature and life.
Ayur - means life and Veda - knowledge or science
Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old health science that originates from India.
It's a constitutional medicine, meaning that we look at the body as a while, not at different separate parts of it.
We all have different constitutions, and therefore we should be treated in different ways.
The three doshas
Vata, Pitta and Kapha are different enegies that we, and the rest of the univers are compriced of.
They are built up by the five elements.
VATA - air and ethers (ethers are subtle energies in and around us)
PITTA - fire and water
KAPHA - water and earth
We all have a bit of every dosha in us. Usually one or two doshas are dominating, and their qualities will show up the most.
We also have tendencies towards different imbalances depending on which dosha is predominant in us.
If we know the dominant doshas, we can live in a sustainable way and prevent misalignment from happening.
The qualities of the doshas relate both to our physical body and our mental state.
Different kinds of food, exercise, and lifestyles suit different doshas and bodies.
Find out which dosha is predominant in you here, with the Dosha Questionaire
After completing the dosha test, start becoming aware of how the doshas shows up in you.
Diseases arise from a dosha imbalance and we need to take the appropriate action to counter the imbalances.
For example, if someone has an excess of Pitta (fire and water) they need to cool down with foods and oils of a cooling nature. Calming non aggressive activities, that counter the fiery nature of Pitta are also necessary to bring balance.
"Like attracts like and the opposite brings balance.
For example, if you drink excessive amounts of water – you will get thirstier."
Prepaire for your consultation
To find out more about what works for you, it is best to arrive at your consultation with an open mind ready to explore your truth. A scientific study can only give so much information.
Your personal experience is valid and should be taken into account.
Remember that the dosha self test is only one of many tools that are used to conclude which constitution and imbalances you might have. It cannot be used for self-diagnosis. Even though most people have tendencies towards imbalances in their dominating dosha, your environment can cause an imbalance in a different area.
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