Understand Your Body

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Every individual is unique. Have you ever wondered what accounts for the basic differences between people?

Ayurveda is 5000 years old holistic body and mind medicine. Ayurveda is the oldest well-preserved treatment system in the world composed of unique system of nourishment, exercises, herb therapy, relaxation, meditation, cleaning of organism, aromatherapy, and colour therapy. From 1982, Ayurveda is approved by WHO as the effective medicine. According to Ayurveda, your individuality comes from a unique combination of three basic operating principles or doshas found in nature - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. To understand individuality is the foundation of Diagnosis and Treatment in Ayurveda.

Your personal constitution, which is your individual metabolic make-up, helps determine how your mind and body will instinctively react to different external stimulus. This inbuilt metabolic character is called Prakriti. Although Prakriti is difficult to alter, one can certainly learn to adjust it so as to reduce distortions, prevent imbalances and treat them when necessary. The main principle of Ayurveda is a life in compliance with personal constitution and with natural laws. Knowing your Ayurvedic constitution allows you to understand the workings of your mind and body better. Therefore, you have a greater control over the traits through planned and adequate changes incorporated into your lifestyle.

Body types can be single dosha or double dosha which are usually a combination of two doshas. Listed below are the principal physical and psychological characteristics of persons with predominantly single dosha constitutions.

VATA : Creativity Enthusiasm-Freedom-Generosity -Joy - Vitality
Vata People usually have slender figure, with their bones protruding at joints. Vata is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body. Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It's very important to keep Vata in good balance. Vata people are highly imaginative, quick to learn and grasp new knowledge, but also quickly forget. Their personality is impulsive and lively, but they are also prone to mood swings.

PITTA : Pitta is a force created by the dynamic interplay of water and fire. These forces represent transformation. Pitta is a force created by the dynamic interplay of water and fire. These forces represent transformation. They cannot change into each other, but they modulate or control each other and are vitally required for the life processes to occur. pitta people have a good power of comprehension; they are very intelligent and sharp and tend to be good orators. They have emotional tendencies toward hate, anger and jealousy.

KAPHA :Kapha predominated people are calm, steady, considerate - stable, patient personalities they are slow to anger. Not easily provoked, once angry they do not calm down easily. Kapha is the conceptual equilibrium of water and earth. Kapha is structure and lubrication. One can visualize the Kapha force as the stirring force to keep the water and earth from separating. This dosha maintains body resistance. Kapha cements the elements in the body, providing the material for physical structure. Kapha people tend to be wealthy. They earn money and are good at holding on to it.

Maintaining Tri-dosha Balance : Every person (and thing) contains all three doshas. However, the proportion varies according to the individual and usually one or two doshas predominate. Within each person the doshas are continually interacting with one another and with the doshas in all of nature. This explains why people can have not only much in common, but also an endless variety of individual differences in the way they behave and respond to their environment. Regardless of the percentages of vata, pitta, or kapha influences, your basic constitution represents your psychological and physical nature. When balance is maintained, health is at optimum with the help Luxury ayurveda Packages.
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This article was published on 2010/10/05