Ayurveda & Dosha Theory


The Term ‘Ayurveda’ Is Derived From The Sanskrit Word ‘Ayus’, Meaning “Life” And ‘Veda’ Meaning “Knowledge”. Regarded By Many As The Oldest Of Healing Sciences, Ayurveda Is A Holistic Approach To Healthier Living And Longer Life. Ayurveda Beliefs Center On Each Persons Distinct Pattern Of Energy – A Blend Of Physical, Mental And Emotional Characteristics – Two Or More Of The Three Basic Dosha Energy Types Present In Every Person.

It Is Through The Balance Of These Three Doshas, Namely Vatha, Pitha And Kapha, That The Mental And Physical Wellbeing Of Each Individual In Determined.

The Knowledge And Understanding Of These Doshas Will Guide You Towards Living Wisely, By Recognizing The Good And The Bad In Accordance With Your Own Individual Biological Identity.

Vatha Dosha VATHA DOSHA

Those With Dominant 'Vatha' Characteristics Tend To Be More On The Fragile Side And Lean. Their Constituency Leads Them Towards Dry Scalp And Hair With Rough, Wrinkled And Sometimes Cracked Skin.

Pitha Dosha PITHA DOSHA

Those With Dominant 'Pitha' Characteristics Tend To Be Strong And Are Usually Medium Body Types. They Have Weak And Thinning Hair, Light Skin That Freckles And Gets Sun Burnt Easily.

Kaph Dosha KAPH DOSHA

Those With Dominant 'Kapha' Characteristics Tend To Be More On The Larger Boned Side. They Generally Have Soft And Thick Hair, Skin Consistence That Is More Oily, Smooth And Moist.