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Learning Ayurveda

Introduction to Ayurveda

Ayurveda, ancient yet timeless, gives you the means of attaining and maintaining your own optimal health and well-being. The benefits of Ayurvedic medicine have been proven over centuries of use, and its methodologies are as applicable today in the West as they were thousands of years ago in India.

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Vata, Pitta, and Kapha

Vata, pitta, and kapha—collectively known as the doshas—are one of the most foundational concepts in the tradition of Ayurveda. But what are they, exactly? In essence, the doshas are energetic forces of nature, functional principles that help us to better understand ourselves, and the world around us.

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Managing Your Constitution

Once you have discovered your constitutional type you can use this knowledge to optimize your health. Here you will find a variety of resources including specific information on diet, lifestyle and creating a daily routine.

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Balancing Vata

You may be experiencing some of the following signs or symptoms: nervousness, anxiety, panic, fear; twitches, tics, tremors, spasms; dry or chapped skin; constipation, gas, bloating, dry, hard stools; low body weight; dislike of cold and wind. To decrease vata, Ayurveda has given us dietary, lifestyle and herbal treatment strategies.

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Balancing Pitta

You may be experiencing some of the following signs or symptoms: red, inflamed rash, acne, cold sores; acute inflammation in body or joints; acid reflux, gastric or peptic ulcers, heartburn; nausea or discomfort upon missing meals; loose stools; uncomfortable feeling of heat in the body; frustration, anger, irritability. To decrease pitta, Ayurveda has given us dietary, lifestyle and herbal treatment strategies.

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Balancing Kapha

You are probably experiencing some of the following signs or symptoms: excess mucous; thick, white tongue coat; slow, sticky, sluggish bowel movements; high body weight; difficulty rising in the morning feeling slow, foggy, dull, lethargic or heavy; easily attached or possessive; complacent or stubborn. To reduce or pacify kapha, Ayurveda has given us dietary, lifestyle and herbal treatment strategies.

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Ayurvedic Ebook

Get started with Ayurveda by learning about the three doshas and how they influence everything in your life­—from personality, to physique and digestion. We’ve included practical tips and advice to guide you on your journey to vibrant health and well-being.

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Glossary of Ayurvedic Terms

Learn definitions for Sanskrit terms such as ama, abhyanga, rasa, and anupan. Complex terms are easily explained in this comprehensive glossary.

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