Principles of Ayurveda

Understanding and Nurturing Your Unique Ayurvedic Constitution

Ayurveda recognises the universe and all its inhabitants, including humans, to be composed of five fundamental elements, known as the Panchamahabhutas: space, air, fire, water, and earth. These elements merge to form three vital energy forces within the human body, termed Doshas: Vata (air and space), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (water and earth). Collectively referred to as Tridosha, these forces are instrumental in regulating every biological, physiological, and psychological aspect of our being, influencing not only our health and emotions but also how we interact with our surroundings.

Each person embodies all three Doshas, but the predominance of one, two, or all three Doshas shapes an individual's unique physical and psychological constitution, or Prakriti. This specific Dosha composition, established at conception, is subject to change due to the dynamic nature of the five elements within and around us, leading to fluctuations in Dosha dominance based on factors such as age, time of day, and seasonal changes.

Ayurveda offers a holistic approach to wellness by aligning treatments with an individual's Dosha profile. This includes a synergistic combination of dietary guidance, herbal supplements, detoxification processes, yoga, Ayurvedic massage, and a lifestyle that promotes positive emotional and physical health, tailored specifically to nurture and balance each person's distinct constitution.