The Ayurveda concept is a 5000 year old traditional Indian medical system. This system balances and integrates the mind, body and spirit. It is based on the principal that disease is the natural end result of living out of harmony with your environment. Ayurveda’s approach to healing is to re-establish harmony between self and environment.
According to Ayurveda concepts, everyone has five basic elements which are:
These elements combine with each other to produce three Ayurveda body types, which are called Dosha’s.
There are three Dosha’s that everyone is made up of, which are:
Dosha’s relate closely to the basic elements of nature and to specific functions of the body. Balance of these Dosha’s is thought to be required for optimum health.