What is Ayurveda?

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With our up coming Sip & Dip Yin Yoga by the pool event, I thought I'd talk abit about Ayurveda for those who aren't familiar with it. 

Although Ayurveda is becoming more and more  popular is western holistic medicine, is thought to be over  5000 years old. An Indian natural healing system that consists of a number of disciplines, including aromatherapy, diet, herbal medicine, acupuncture, yoga, massage, meditation and balancing of energies. 


Ayurvedic medicine is entirely holistic and creates harmony between the body, mind, and spirit.  Ayurveda translated from Sanskrit means "the science of life"  
Ayurveda reminds us that our health is all balanced and a direct connection between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.
The five elements space, air, fire, water, and earth manifests in each of us in a unique way to give us our physical and mental qualities.
These five basic elements then combine into three constitutions or doshasvata, pitta, and kapha.  The doshas energies are found throughout the human body and mind. 

Vata is composed of Space and Air, Pitta of Fire and Water, and Kapha of Earth and Water. Vata types are quick thinking, thin, and fast moving, dry, rough, light, cold, subtle, and mobile  always on the go, with an energetic and creative mind .


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A Pitta type, will have qualities of Fire and Water, such as a fiery personality, oily skin, sharp, hot, light, moving, liquid, and acidic.  A Kapha type will typically have a solid bodily frame and calm temperament, reflecting the elements of Earth and Water, moist, cold, heavy, dull, soft, sticky, and static. While one dosha is prominent in most people, a second dosha also has a strong influence.


Tune into our next blog and take a quiz to find out what your Dosha is and start your blissful balance.


if you are in the Fort Lauderdale area on June 18th, don't forget to sign up for our Sip, Dip & Yin Yoga Event. Spaces are limited so grab your spot soon! 



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Learn more of the three Doshas  http://www.eattasteheal.com/ayurveda101/eth_bodytypes.htm




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