What is Ayurveda ?
Ayurveda is one of the most ancient healing sciences with its name translating to "The Science of Life" in Sanskrit. "Ayu" - does not only stand for life but also means "living" or "how to live right". "Veda" means science and knowledge. The Indian Ayurvedic scriptures are over 5,000 old, yet the science itself is vastly older. Ayurveda emerged from the ancient Vedicculture and was passed down through an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples for thousands of years. While some of this knowledge was documented, a significant portion remains obscured and is reemerging in our modern times as the knowledge has been living in people and nature itself. You can find strong similarities in ancient pagan traditions, like Shamanism, but Ayurveda also serves as the foundation for numerous natural healing systems known in the Western world today.
A holistic and personlized Healing System
Ayurveda as a holistic healing system has proven its effectiveness for thousands of years. The timeless wisdom and profound understanding of human nature leads to on-point applications and treatments. Ayurveda treats the human as whole, behaviour, emotions, thoughts and beliefs are as important as the physical body. By definition being healthy in Ayurvedic terms means being without any physical discomfort and happy. In modern times medicine has found that most diseases have a psychosomatic origin or component that tags along the ailment. The old sages knew of the delicate interaction of psyche and physiology and could detect illnesses years before they would cause symptoms. Prevention is a big part of Ayurvedic consultations, using the knowledge which in modern times only the discipline of Epigenetics has researched on. Yet, the marvelous findings have not found entry into everyday treatment methods of allopathic medicine. Most of Western therapy forms and trainings work with a one-size-fits-all solution, Personal constitution, character and life situations are not taken into account. In Ayurveda your individual body structure and personality are key elements regarding the treatment and origin of disease. After a thorough diagnosis, personalized treatments and remedies that target the root causes of ailments, are prescribed and explained. Symptom treatment is also part of the therapy but can end soon as the root of the disease is treated and healing processes are ignited.
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The Five Elements in Ayurveda
All phenomena in the cosmos are composed of the five elements Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. As in nature, the five elements also occur in humans. The physical and personality traits of a person depend on how the elements are put together individually, Both depend on whether earth, water, fire, air or ether are predominant in the disposition. These individual compositions of the five elements are expressed in the Ayurvedic Doshas.
Doshas - The three main constitutions
The composition of the five elements gives rise to the main three Doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They determine how physical and mental processes are orchestrated, as well which talents, weaknesses and physical traits a person will have over the lifespan. Every human being carries all the Doshas within, their composition on the other hand, is individual. Mostly, one Dosha clearly predominates while the other two express less. In rare cases, all three Doshas are equally dominant, which is called Tridosha. Knowing our Dosha, we can make wise decisions regarding our nutrition, hobbies, profession, choice of partner. and other aspects of life, Understanding which type of constitution is more dominant, we can design our everyday behaviour and habits in order to keep our body in natural balance and prevent illnesses. Although each individual is unique, it is astonishing how accurately Ayurveda can predict our nature based on the general characteristics of our constitutions. Being aware of your Dosha allows adjustments for natural needs and gives space to thrive your talents and innate skills.
Ayurveda discriminates between Prakruthi and Virkuthi. Prakruthi is your individual Dosha combination which persists for life and is your true nature with all you skills and talents and you physical constitution. Virkuthi describes your current health situation with all its imbalances and distortions, physical or mental problems. Outer and inner influences can bring imbalances into our Dosha system cause distortions and overtime symptoms. Diseases and psychological problems can occur. Ayurveda knows many ways to regulate our system and bring it back to natural harmony and inner balance. As Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga many Yogic techniques can be part of the Ayurvedic treatments, such as Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Meditation and Kriyas.
Ayurveda recognizes three Doshas: Kapha, Pitta and Vata. You find general explanations below. For an exact determination, we advise you to consult with your Trainer. We have provided a self-test, so that you can make an initial assessment.
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Vata (Sanskrit: वात vāta adj. and m.)
Vata Dosha is comrised of wind and ether elements. The properties of Vata Dosha are movement and liveliness, airy and spiritual. Vata peple are creative, flexible, spontaneous, sensitive, fond of travel and very humorous. They are quick learners, curious and mentally flexible. A typical Vata physique is slim, slender, tends to dryness in hair skin and mucus layers and sensitivity towards cold. In comparison to the other Doshas Vata people are easily irritated. and are prone to get nervous. If Vata gets out of balance overall health, digestion, sleep and mentality are affected. Take our Free Dosha Test and get a thorough explanation of your individual Dosha and related health tips.
Pitta (Sanskrit: पित्त pitta n.). Pitta represents the hot, fiery element in the body. Pitta consists of the elements fire and water. Fire stands for all transforming processes in our organism, like metabolism and digestion. People with Pitta Dosha are spirited, confident, energetic, sharp minded, purposeful, enthusiastic, assertive with strong leading qualities. The sharp mind and structured actions make Pitta people high achievers and are found in leadership positions. The typical physique of a Pitta person is athletic, medium sized, stable weight, muscular and has edgy facial traits. With Pitta Dosha they have good digestion and are sensitive towards heat. If Pitta gets out of balance, it can express itself as bossy, intolerant, jealous, choleric, authoritarian and unwilling to compromise. The powerful constitution of Pitta Dosha also leads to specific tendencies regarding health issues. Take our Free Dosha Test and get a thorough explanation of your individual Dosha and the related health tips.
Kapha (Sanskrit: कफ kapha): In Ayurveda, Kapha is regarded as structuring, preserving and restorative. Kapha consists of the elements earth and water. Earth, the solidest of all elements, gives the body strength, endurance and stability while water keeps the flow of life steady and provides the individual with strong vitality and fertility. Kapha people are forgiving and warm, caring and have strong connection to the soil, their homeland and living beings. Their memory is solid and deep as their roots. Adjusting to new things is challenging for them. A typical Kapha person has a heavy physique, strong joints, sturdy hair. If Kapha is out of balance, it can manifest itself in greed, envy, laziness, and a lack of motivation. If you want to learn more about the your individual Dosha, nutrition and health advices, please take our Free Dosha Test and get a thorough explanation of your Dosha.