You’ve got a [health] type

Today’s educational journey focuses on understanding the components that make up your body’s constitution. Ayurveda primarily focuses on achieving a dynamic balance of your various elemental energies via personalized holistic treatments that cater to your bodies specific energy constitution.

Sound familiar?

You might have heard about “personalized medicine,” an emergent mainstream medicine field that uses individual genetics and biomarkers to aid in the treatment and prevention of diseases. The idea is that medicine is not “one size fits all.” When you understand the individual, you can better address their needs. While personalized medicine has only just become popularized in recent years, Ayurveda has been practicing a personalized approach to treatment and prevention for thousands of years. These personalized approaches take into account the energy constitution of the individual.

Let’s take a look at these different energy components.

In Ayurveda, we are all made up of different energies from various elements: earth, water, air, space/ether, and fire. Combinations of these elements make up a dosha, a specific energy type used to describe a person. There are three doshas known as vata (ether + air), pitta (fire +water), and kapha (water +earth). Vata is the energy of movement, Pitta is the energy of digestion and, Kapha is the energy of structure. Although all three of the doshas are present in everyone, the constitution of the doshas varies by person, meaning some people contain more of one dosha than another.

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Understanding health through the doshas.

In Ayurveda, an imbalance of your natural composition causes disease. Therefore, a lot of Ayurvedic treatments focus on achieving a dynamic state of balance of your doshas. We can liken the doshas to health types that guide you on your diet and exercise, and overall lifestyle. For example, a person who is primarily pitta, the dosha associated with fire and water, should lessen spicy and hot food to avoid an imbalance. In addition to guiding your lifestyle, Ayurveda contains over 700 herbs that also address energy imbalance. In fact our immunity Potion, a unique concoction used for centuries to promote immunity, contain herbs that helps balance all the doshas.

Interested in learning more?

Tune into future newsletters where will be highlighting the physical manifestations of the doshas, and the specific health recommendations associated with them. Join us on this journey of clean living and we’ll teach you what it means to live an Ayurvedic life!

 

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