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Understanding Your Ayurvedic Constitution


Tridosha  (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)

There are five basic elements: Air, Ether, Fire, Water, and Earth in which manifest in the human body as three basic principals known as the Tridosha.  The three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Vata represents Air and Ether 

Pitta represents Fire and Water 

Kapha represents Water and Earth

These three elements, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, -govern all the biological, psychological, and physio-pathological functions of the body, mind, and consciousness.  They act as basic constituents and protective barriers for the body in its normal physiological condition; when out of balance they contribute to the disease process.  The tridosha are responsible for the arising of natural urges as well as individual preferences in foods such as flavors, temperatures, and so on.  They govern the creation, maintenance and destruction of bodily tissue, as well as the elimination of bodily waste.  The tridosha are also responsible for psychological phenomena including the emotions of fear, anger, greed, and for the highest order of human emotions such as love, compassion, and understanding. The three doshas, (Tridosha) is the foundation of the psychosomatic existence of man.

Prakruti:  Is the natural constitution of the individual.  The nature and tendencies you were born with. (We see Prakriti as the “birth” condition).

Vikruti:   Is the disturbance of the natural constitution that is most often due to a lifelong process of habits and lifestyle practices that are in opposition to our unique nature.  Vikruti is the “end result” of living out of harmony with our true nature.  (Vikruti is seen as our “life” condition.-the end result of our reactions to life experiences.)

Your natural constitution (Prakriti) never changes, it is your birth imprint, but your (Vikruti) does  change according to your life condition and experience.  

Ayurveda works on balancing the Vikruti to restore a sense of balance and harmony. After completing the dosha questionnaire speak with your therapist on recommendations and lifestyle regimes to promote optimum health and vitality for your constitution. Recommendations may include Color Therapy, Diet, Detoxification, Rejuvenation and Essential Oils for additional support therapies to assist in restoring balance to the doshas.

Our Signature Abhyanga Massage is intended to restore balance and harmony in the body mind and consciousness.  Restore your health and regain true inner peace through this Ayurvedic Experience.

Please speak with me for further information and to reserve your Signature Abhyanga Massage Session.

60 / 90 minute

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