The Ayurvedic philosophy aims towards a long and above all healthy life in the sense of a balanced style of living – based on the three pillars of body, mind and soul.
The emphasis here is not only on the treatment of disease, but also on prevention through purification and revitalisation.
The person is seen as a unity of body, soul and mind – and any course of treatment must therefore be geared to the patient’s individual needs.
BALANCE IN AYURVEDA
Ayurveda draws very much from man’s interaction with nature. It describes the 5 elemental structures into which the universe is divided; space, air, fire, water and earth. These elements combine to form 3 bio-energies or doshas known as vata, pitta and kapha.
These doshas govern all the activities of our mind and body. When we maintain balance through intelligent choices, we experience optimal health. When these doshas are in imbalance, we experience disease.
The main aim of Ayurvedic treatments is to establish balance in these three fundamental qualities.
THE BASIC FUNCTIONS OF VATA, PITA AND KAPHA
Vata governs bodily functions concerned with nerve function and movement, such as blood circulation, breathing, blinking and the beating of the heart.
Pitta governs bodily functions concerned with heat, metabolism, and energy production. These include digestion, absorption, and nutrition and body temperature.
Kapha governs bodily functions concerned with physical structure, stablity and fluid balance.
WHAT CAUSES IMBALANCE ?
According to Ayurveda, our doshic balance is influenced both by the food we eat as well as our environment. In other words, stress, an unhealthy lifestyle, incompatible diet and the accumulation of toxins can throw our doshas off balance.
Ayurvedic treatments are designed to bring our doshas back into balance instead of focusing on relieving the symptoms.
After determining a person’s constitution and diagnosing his problems, Our Ayurvedic physician generally prescribes one or more of the following:
Dietary recommendations, herbs, yoga, breathing exercises, massage therapy, detoxification or panchakarma.
Whether you need to heal an imbalance, or simply require rejuvenation therapies, we offer a range of Ayurvedic therapies prescribed by an experienced Ayurvedic physician, and administered by trained Ayurvedic therapists.