Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ayurveda – Basic Concept

The word Ayurveda is made up of two Sanskrit words “Ayu” and “Veda”. “Ayu” means Life and “Veda” means Knowledge or Science. Ayurveda means “The Knowledge of Life” or “The Science of Life”. Ayurveda is a 5000 year old system … Continue reading

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Vata Dosha – Responsible for all Movements of the Body

Vata Dosha governs movement in the body, the activities of Nervous System and the process of elimination. First, if Vata becomes imbalanced for long enough and sufficiently enough, it can also cause the other two doshas (Pitta or Kapha) to … Continue reading

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Pitta Dosha – Responsible for all Metabolism in the Body

Pitta Dosha controls digestion, metabolism and transformation. Pitta is the heat that transforms food, thoughts and physical exertion into energy. Elements fire (teja) + water (aap) Qualities sharp, hot, oily, smooth, mobile, intense, penetrating, acidic. Season late spring thru summer … Continue reading

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Kapha Dosha – Responsible for all Structure & Lubrication in the Body

Kapha is the Dosha responsible for lubrication and structure of the body. Kapha people tend to be the healthiest of the three doshas, including mental health. Kapha is our lubrication in the brain, around the joints, reproductive fluids, and is … Continue reading

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PRAKRUTI TEST (Body Constitution)

Prakruti is your basic constitution. It is determined at the moment of conception and relates to your genetically inherited physical and emotional qualities. According to Ayurveda, each of us inherits a unique mix of three types of body-mind energies (doshas) … Continue reading

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PRANAYAM

The term Pranayama has been constituted by two words: Prana + Ayama. Prana is vital energy and Ayama means to control or to give a definite flow to the Pranic energy. The natural condition of inflow and outflow of the … Continue reading

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Anulom Vilom Pranayam

ANULOM VILOM PRANAYAM Sit in Sukha Asana, close your eyes and relax all your muscles for while. Then, inhale from your left nostril while keeping your right nostril closed with the thumb of your right hand. Retain the breath for … Continue reading

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