Ayurveda: What you need to know

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda originated in India about 5000 years ago as one of the only forms of holistic healing. The sanskrit term 'Ayurveda' means "The Science of Life". It comes from the ancient Vedic culture, thats wisdom was shared by the masters who practiced it. It follows the principle of prevention, and encourages the maintenance of health through diet, balance, lifestyle & herbs.

The Knowledge & Strategy

In today's world, many factors influence and try to change our very own unique energy. As these factors are understood, it is important to implement the changes through Ayurvedic knowledge, and bring about the balance of body, mind and consciousness. 

What are the 3 principles of Ayurveda? 

Also known as Ayurvedic Doshas, it is believed that these types of energy are present in everything and everyone. In sanskrit called, "Vata, Pitta & Kapha". Each one holding its own strengths, weaknesses and are based on physical, emotional, mental, and behavioural characteristics.

Vata: The energy of movement, based on 2 elements air & space. Regulates motions like breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart and all cell motions. In one's body, vata can provide strengths like creativity, flexibility and an energetic nature. But can produce fear and anxiety. 

Pitta: The energy of digestion and metabolism. This energy is based upon fire & water. It controls digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. Pitta has strengths that promote intellect and understanding, while arousing anger, hatred and jealousy. 

Kapha: The energy of lubrication and structure. The principle that keeps it altogether! Governing muscles, tendons and bones, keeping them lubricated, supplying water to all parts of the body and maintains the body's overall immunity. In strength, allows room for care, forgiveness and love, on the other hand, in weakness gives into greed & envy. 

In Ayurveda the world is believed to be made up of five elements; "Aakash (space), Jala (water), Prithvi (earth), Teja (fire), and Vayu (air). All the 5 energies combined, form the 3 Doshas in Ayurveda. 

Healthline provides a deeper understanding of Ayurvedic Doshas, and how the different ratios of Vata, Pitta and Kapha contribute towards physical, mental, and emotional health. 

Our Dhow Nature Foods capsules are a great 100% Ayurvedic, all natural and herbal product that can contribute towards your Doshas. The range includes organic turmeric & black pepper, giloy, neem and moringa capsules. The plant starch capsules are processed by hand, which ensures no fillers or bulking agents. They are as pure as can be! 

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