What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, known as the Science of Life is a totally holistic science which evolved on the Indian sub-continent some 5000 years ago. According to Ayurveda each individual is unique, a combination of physical, mental & emotional characteristics which are known as his/her Prakruti (constitution) . Many factors both internal as well as external can affect this constitution. For example, one’s emotional state, diet, daily food choices, season and weather, physical trauma, job and family relationships. Once we understand that these factors can cause an imbalance in our constitution we have a choice to take appropriate action to nullify or minimise their effects to eliminate the cause.

Within the body there is constant interaction between order and disorder. Once we understand the nature and structure of disorder one can establish order. It is a relationship between humankind and environment.

Ayurveda recognises three primary energies, Vata, Pitta & Kapha. Together they regulate every physiological and psychological characteristic from basic cellular processes to the most complex biological functions. When these forces are in a state of natural balance the defence mechanism of the body works at peak efficiency.

Vata –     represents the movement. It is responsible for all the bodily activities and sensations. It controls the movement of blood through the circulatory system, breathing, the delivery of nutrients to the cells and the removal & excretion of waste products.

Pitta –    represents metabolism. It governs digestion and metabolic transformation of nutrients into biologically usable forms. It also imparts the capacity to absorb ideas and impressions and bestows intelligence and an enthusiasm for life.

Kapha – provides substance and support. It gives strength and stability, both physically and psychologically. It enhances resistance to disease and promotes the healing process.

To learn how to balance the body, mind and consciousness requires an understanding how Vata, Pitta & Kapha work together.

Vata –     In balance it promotes flexibility & creativity. Out of balance it produces fear & anxiety.

Pitta-      In balance it promotes understanding & intelligence. Out of balance it produces anger, hate & jealousy

Kapha – In balance it promotes love, calmness & forgiveness. Out of balance it produces attachment, greed & envy.

Life challenges us with many opportunities. Although there is much over which we have little control, we do have the power to determine our diet and lifestyle. To maintain balance and health it is important to give attention to these decisions. Diet, lifestyle and herbs appropriate to individual constitution strengthen the body, mind and consciousness. When the body’s balance get disturbed, toxins start building up in our body and they result in the form of one of the other disease.

In such circumstances the body’s own intelligence or immune strength is not capable to flush out these toxins hence these Ayurvedic products help the toxins to be flushed out and to bring balance back.

How are Ayurvedic products different from other natural products?

Ayurvedic products target the root cause of all illness rather than treating the symptoms of disease.

Ayurvedic products will only be a combination of pure herbs & minerals and never contain synthetic vitamins and other substances.

Ayurvedic products, while helping to dislodge toxins from deep tissue, will also assist in the rejuvenation of that tissue.

Ayurvedic products will help to revive the intelligence of particular organs or tissues that has been affected by the build up of toxins. Once all the toxins have been eliminated, one doesn’t need to keep taking these products.

Ayurveda gives each individual an opportunity to take control of their own health by enhancing their awareness through incorporating Ayurvedic principles into their lives.