To have a full understanding of your body’s health, you must understand the components that make up your body’s constitution. Ayurveda focuses on achieving a dynamic balance of your various elemental energies via personalized holistic treatments that cater to your body's specific energy constitution.
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.
Ayurvedic Energy Elements and Doshas
In Ayurveda, we are all made up of different energies from 5 different 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 3 doshas:
- Vata (ether + air) the energy of movement
- Pitta (fire + water) the energy of digestion
- Kapha (water + earth) 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.
Importance of Health and 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, contains herbs that help balance all the doshas.
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