Learn about Ayurveda the easy way! The user friendly Ayurveda Mini Chart explains the three constitutional types, lists ayurvedic terminology, yes and no foods for the three types and much more.
Ayurveda is grounded in a metaphysics of the 'five great Elements' earth, water, fire, air and ether - all of which compose the Universe, including the human body. Chyle or plasma, blood, flesh, fat, bone, marrow, and semen or female reproductive tissue are held to be the seven primary constituent elements of the body. Ayurveda deals elaborately with measures of healthful living during the entire span of life and its various phases. Ayurveda stresses a balance of three Humors or Energies: vata (air in space - wind), pitta (fire in water -bile) and kapha (water in earth -phlegm). According to Ayurveda, these three regulatory principles— Doshas (literally that which deteriorates - Devanāgarī - are important for health, because when they are in balanced state, the body is healthy, and when imbalanced, the body has diseases. Ayurveda hold that each human possesses a unique combination of Doshas. In Ayurveda, the human body perceives attributes of experiences as 20 Guna (meaning qualities). Surgery and surgical instruments are employed. It is believed that building a healthy metabolic system, attaining good digestion, and proper excretion leads to vitality. Ayurveda also focuses on exercise, yoga, meditation, and massage. Thus, body, mind, and spirit/consciousness need to be addressed both individually and in unison for health to ensue.
The Ayurveda Mini Chart measures 9.25 x 6.25" (235 x 160mm) in size.
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