…is knowledge about life. Its a Sanskrit name derived from Āyush meaning life and veda meaning knowledge. It is in fact a science about rejuvenating, wellbeing and maintaining healthy state with the aim to prolong lifespan, so that one could correct the mistakes made in the past lives and accomplish life goals.
Ayurveda doesn’t count calories, but operates with products’ tastes and the “footprints” that products’ properties leave in the body and consciousness. This will determine the balance or imbalance of 6 flavours and 3 doshas. What is dosha? Five basic elements arrange themselves into 3 pairs – vata dosha is a combination of wind (vayu) and space (akasha), pitta dosha consists of fire (agni) and water (apah), but kapha dosha is the unity of water (apah) and earth (prithvi). Each person has all three doshas and all five elements, but the dominating dosha will be different. Think of doshas as equalizers on the stereo system: one is more, other is less and it all changes the way the music sounds. Some elemets are more in the body and consciousness and some are less. This determines the overall health state, diseases, character, life events, mood, choices you make, people you chose as partners and almost everything in life. I told you: Ayurveda is a science of life.
How to know which dosha type are you? It is in the hands of Ayurvedic specialist. Don’t leave it to those questioners and tests. They are often misleading. True specialist has to have a conversation with you, see you in person or at least via skype to determine the your dominating dosha. For more accurate analyses the vedic birth chart reading would be great! If doshas are imbalanced, then the problems and diseases start. So the goal of Ayurveda is to get all those doshas in perfect balance. Everybody is different and there is no such thing as “one pill suitable for all”. Ayurveda states that every body is different and so they should be treated individually. For example, one green smoothie for one acts as a cure, but for the other can be disease-causing cocktail.
Healthy life to you all! Om