Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ayurveda provides balance within
Ayurveda defines a healthy person in a blissful state of balance…when the body, and mind, and spirit function at an optimum level. There is a healthy digestive fire resulting in good digestion and absorption, healthy metabolism leading to healthy cells and a peaceful state of mind.

Ayurveda recognizes that we are comprised of earth, fire, water, air, and ether; elements that are all around us, and in us. Some are more predominant and are expressed in our Doshas.

Doshas are three constituents found in nature—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and under those three umbrellas fall the five elements and other characteristics. A Dosha determines your tendencies: It explains you—from your mental clarity to your ideal climate.

We are all born with an unchanging Dosha, but we can have an imbalance. Ayurveda comes into play when there is an imbalance within the Doshas. It helps us to stay balanced.

Ayurveda recognizes that everyone is an individual, Ayurveda is really about nature. Recognizing that we are a part of nature.