Ayurveda, meaning ‘Science Of Life’, is the ancient Indian, time-tested system of restoring and maintaining good health. We all have a unique mind-body type, made up of the three doshas in varying proportions, called Vata, Pitta & Kapha.
The three qualities, Vata, Pitta & Kapha are in our food, in our minds and bodies and in nature. We have an innate natural balance of the doshas. Most of us are a combination of two of these types, e.g. Vata/Pitta, with Vata as dominant and Pitta as secondary.
The key to good health and the feeling of well being is balance. When our doshas are in balance we naturally experience joy, energy and vitality. Imbalance can lead to discomfort and eventually disease.
corresponds to space and air and is found in all forms of Movement. Qualities: quick, light, dry, rough, cold Personality: creative, lively, erratic Location: in the colon Time of day: 2am – 6am, 2pm – 6pm Season: September – mid December Time of life: over 60 years
corresponds to fire and water and is found in all forms of Transformation. Qualities: sharp, bright, warm/hot Personality: focused, ambitious, keen Location: in the stomach Time of day: 10am – 2pm, 10pm – 2am Season: mid May – August Time of life: 20 – 60 years
corresponds to water and earth and is found in all forms of Structure. Qualities: slow, heavy, cold, wet Personality: consistent, caring, stable Location: in the upper chest & neck Time of day: 6am – 10am, 6pm – 10pm Season: mid December – mid May Time of life: from birth – 20 years