About Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the world’s oldest system of medicine for physical, spiritual, and psychological wellbeing. This science goes beyond treating diseases, promoting the idea of holistic wellness and beauty – inside and out.

Ayurveda is the world’s oldest system of medicine for physical, spiritual, and psychological wellbeing. This science goes beyond treating diseases, promoting the idea of holistic wellness and beauty – inside and out.It was codified into a text called the Charaka Samhita by the legendary physician Charaka in the 2nd Century BC. It spread through travellers and scholars to Europe, Egypt, China, and other parts of Asia – laying the foundation for plant-based healing around the world.

Ayurveda expounds a healthy way of life, focused on balance and harmony between the mind, body, and soul. Doshas are the governing forces of all life, and Ayurvedic practices address imbalances and inhibitions in an individual’s nature based on these. The 3 main Doshas are present in every living being, and are combinations of the 5 elements of nature. These are – Vata (air + ether), Pitta (fire + water), Kapha (water + earth). The imbalance of these results in a state of Vikruti, where the immune system is weakened and vulnerable to disease.

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Ayurveda was codified into a text called the Charaka Samhita by the legendary physician Charaka in the second century BC. It since travelled with traders and scholars to China, Egypt, Arabia and Europe, laying the foundation for plant-based healing all over the world.

Ayurveda expounds a way-of-life, focusing on the balance between mind, body and soul, where true beauty comes from within. It uses fundamental concepts of balance and harmony to assess the inherent disposition individuals are born with, called Prakruti. This in turn is shaped by the governing forces of all Life, or the Doshas. Ayurveda views individuals as a microcosm of nature based on how synchronised the individual’s Doshas are. Doshas in a state of imbalance are believed to be in Vikruti, leading to a weakened immune system and potential disease. Ayurveda was codified into a text called the Charaka Samhita by the legendary physician Charaka in the second century BC. It since travelled with traders and scholars to China, Egypt, Arabia and Europe, laying the foundation for plant-based healing all over the world. Ayurveda expounds a way-of-life, focusing on the balance between mind, body and soul, where true beauty comes from within. It uses fundamental concepts of balance and harmony to assess the inherent disposition individuals are born with, called Prakruti.

This in turn is shaped by the governing forces of all Life, or the Doshas. Ayurveda views individuals as a microcosm of nature based on how synchronised the individual’s Doshas are. Doshas in a state of imbalance are believed to be in Vikruti, leading to a weakened immune system and potential disease. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest documented body of medical knowledge for physical, spiritual and psychological wellbeing

Ayurveda is considered as one of the oldest of the traditional systems of medicine (TSMs) accepted worldwide.

Five elements of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic formulations for your peace of mind.

  • Air

  • Fire

  • Water

  • Earth

  • Ether

"Doshas represent the 5 elements (Air, Fire, Earth, Water, Ether) of Nature in different proportions."

Doshas

The Hindu philosophy of Ayurveda is known as the “Science of Life”, understanding that all things in nature are made up of the 5 elements. The 5 elements of nature are air, water, ether, fire and earth, with everything that we know to be made up of a combination of these elements.

  • VATA

    Qualities reflecting the elements of space and air

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    Vata Dosha People tend to be ‘airy’ in movement and speech. Creative, sociable, and artistic, they are talkative, well informed and aware, but prone to switching interests and pursuits. Light sleepers, and fast walkers, with fluctuating digestion, and prone to nervousness and anxiety. They enjoy activities involving speed and mobility, but don’t possess long-term endurance or stamina. When balanced: Creative and imaginative, able to stick to a productive routine, joyful, mentally alert, tranquil, patient, and content.

  • PITTA

    Qualities reflecting the elements of Fire and Water

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    Pitta Dosha People are ‘fiery’. Highly passionate, competitive, and sharp-minded. They are prone to anger, aggression, and jealousy, and impulsiveness, and like to assert their individuality. They are strong-willed, persuasive, perceptive, and discriminating. They are prone to acne, acidity, and dehydration. When balanced: Sharp memory, strong metabolism, ability to keep going without getting ‘burnt out’ too easily, flourishing in leadership positions, ability to influence with strong oratory and action.

  • KAPH

    Qualities reflecting the elements of Earth and Water

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    Kapha Dosha People are the calmest of the 3, ‘grounded’, and relatively ‘slow moving’. They are tranquil, placid, laid-back, and not easy to irritate. They prefer traditional convention and structure, and the security and sense of organisation they provide. They are prone to depression, lethargy, excessive sleeping, and can suffer from a sluggish digestion and respiratory trouble. When balanced: Calm, reflective, compassionate, spiritual, and nourishing, giving and protective towards others.

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