Tag: vata

Sour Taste in Ayurveda

The amla rasa or sour taste in Ayurveda is one of the shad rasa or six tastes. Sour decreases Vata dosha and increases Pitta and Kapha doshas. Sour is comprised of the earth and fire elements. The sour taste in Ayurveda kindles the agni or the digestive fire by stimulating acid secretions and increasing circulation. […]

Prakruti and Vikruti in Ayurveda

Ayurveda teaches that each us of is born with a unique constitutional balance.  This is known as our prakruti.  Prakruti is  determined by our parents’ nature, as well as the circumstances of our birth.  Our mother’s emotional and physical state, the season, and location of our birthplace are all determining factors in our prakruti.  Then […]

Eightfold Examination in Ayurveda

When Ayurveda originated over 5,000 years ago in India, vadiyas (or Ayurvedic physicians) did not have access to the array of clinical tests, as we do in present day. Thus, the vaidyas used the classical method of eightfold examination in Ayurveda. This is known as ashta vidya pariksha in Sanskrit. Ayurveda aims to treat the […]

Ayurvedic Winter Remedies

The ancient Indian science of Ayurveda classifies the seasons according to their predominant dosha: Vata, Pitta, or Kapha.  Vata season is fall. Pitta season is late spring and summer.  Kapha season is winter and early spring.  As it’s been an exceptionally harsh winter for most parts of the country, there are Ayurvedic winter remedies which […]

Ayurvedic Diet

A key component of an Ayurvedic lifestyle is following an Ayurvedic diet.  An Ayurvedic diet consists of eating foods which are appropriate for your current doshic imbalance. In Ayurveda, we have three body types: Vata, Pitta, and Kpaha. These three types, or doshas, are composed of two elements each. Vata is made up of ether […]

The Importance of an Ayurvedic Daily Routine

The ancient healing science of Ayurveda provides multiple methods through which we can regain our health and restore balance to our lives. One method which is utilized to balance the doshas (body types) is the Ayurvedic daily routine.  The Ayurvedic daily routine is transformative in assisting digestion, assimilation, and absorption. It brings the body and […]

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