Introduction to Ayurveda

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Introduction

Ayurveda & Yoga are complimentary sciences aimed to balance the mind + body, especially when practiced together.

One of the main principles of Ayurveda involves Elemental Theory — meaning that all of the elements that exist in nature [Earth – Water – Fire – Air – Ether/Space] also exist within us in different proportions. According to Ayurveda, there are three primary  Doshas, or constitutions of the elements, in which two elements are predominant.

  • Vata: Air + Ether/Space
  • Pitta: Fire + Water
  • Kapha: Earth + Water

Nature’s changes & fluctuations are reflected in us on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. As such, it should be noted that although we hold a primary Dosha, we can be susceptible to imbalances in the other Doshas depending on the time of year, seasonal changes, life transitions, age, and physical or mental health & well-being.

With the guidance + wisdom from Ayurveda & Yoga, we are empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices through specific recommendations appropriate for each Dosha that return us to a state of balance — e.g., diet, physical activity, lifestyle, routines, relationships, & work environment. It is knowledge that helps us better understand nature, the self, and others.

If you are curious about discovering your dosha, take this Dosha Test from Eka Yoga.

 

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yogi + registered yoga teacher + life-long student of the eight-limbed path

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