The knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance
Ayurveda is a 5,000 years old science originated in India and considered by many to be the oldest healing science, also called the “Mother of All Healings.” Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that means “the science of life” and it was taught for thousands of years in an oral tradition from masters to disciples.
According to Ayurveda the entire Universe, it is composed of the Five Great Elements or Pancha Maha Bhutas; Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, including ourselves. The understanding of these five elements provide us with the founding principles for the science of the tri-dosha: Vata (Space + Air), Pitta (Fire), Kapha (Water + Earth).
Ether (Akash) From which all things come and to which all things return, present in all things, seen and unseen, and the equivalent of the Divine.
Air (Vayu) Akasha in motion is Vayu. Responsible for all movement, present during the change of seasons. In the physical body, Air oversees the nervous system and mobility.
Fire (Agni) Fire is responsible for all transformation in the Universe. Fire is most prevalent in the body in neural synapses, digestion, metabolism and catabolism, heat management and all change from one form to another.
Water (Jala) Water is flow, cohesion, lubrication, covalence and connection. Water is responsible for the initial connection, such as in egg and sperm. It keeps fire from getting too hot and incinerating or burning up all that is, and it keeps earth from becoming rigid and brittle.
Earth (Prithvi) Earth is responsible for all forms in the body. It is the most gross, least subtle, and shows up in all mass in existence.