Ayurveda started in Southern India over 5,000 years ago and today many people in India still use traditional forms of Ayurvedic medicines in everyday life. "Ayurveda describes the entire world, both animate and inanimate consisting of the five elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth. In the human body these five elements are explained in terms of dosha, dhatu, and mala." Just want to emphasize dosha not dosa's which are the lovely savory rice crepe that south Indians eat:) You can google dosha and find many online assessments to figure out what your dosha is or you might have heard of the term "Constitution". "Dosha's refers to the three basic principles which control all the physiological functions of the body: vata, pitta and kapha. They are essentially describing how the elements function within us. While the dosha's are composed of the five elements, each have a predominance of one or more elements. For example, Vata is identified as space and air; pitta is identified as fire; and kapha is identified as water and earth.
The science of Ayurveda links an ancient understanding of the qualities of our world, and how we are each affected by food, lifestyle, and environment. Ayurveda uses food, spices, and specific bodywork therapies, as well as daily routines that nourish the tissues and remove stagnation and toxicity. Ayurveda, is the oldest known disease-prevention and health care system, it is the original holistic medicine. Ayurveda resonated with me as I am a big believer in preventive health, I am always open to learning anything natural that can help/improve our health. As my mother in law said, "health is wealth" and unfortunately a lot of us take that for granted including myself. The purpose of my blog, and services is to help implement positive changes in both body and mind and help others identify their own self awareness within their own skin.