Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ayurveda postulates that everything is energy and the energies that govern the macrocosm are identical to those operating in the microcosm. The Universe operates from the energy of five elements: ether, air, water, fire and earth, man is a microcosm of nature is also constituted of these five elements.
Every human being is composed of these five elements in different proportions. It is these proportions that determine its true nature, Ayurveda distinguishes three "doshas, or humors type of constitution they themselves made up of five sub-doshas:
Ether and Air VATA predominant
Pitta predominant Fire and Water
KAPHA Earth and Water predominant
The fire form Pitta, the force that governs the physical energy, digestion, absorption, assimilation. He sits in the liver, stomach, pancreas, duodenum, small intestine, skin and eyes.
On an emotional level, it expresses itself in anger, jealousy, hatred, violence.
Water and earth are Kapha, strength body structure, which connects the various elements together, the lubricant of the joints, skin moisture, vitality of various body tissues, immune strength, energy heart and lungs. He sits in the chest, throat, neck, neck, tongue, hypothalamus, nose, fat tissue, joints, body fluids.
On an emotional level, it is expressed by love, forgiveness, generosity, courage, dedication, calm, envy and greed.
The constitution of each person is characterized by a specific combination of these three doshas. Next on or doshas dominate, one can determine the physical and psychological type to which the patient belongs. The first task of the Ayurvedic practitioner will then determine the tridosha his patient, thereby providing precise indications on the nature of the disease and healing strategies indicated.
For Ayurveda, the disease results from an imbalance between the doshas. The excess or deficiency of one or the other will cause a metabolic disturbance, and ultimately the disease will appear. Dosha is no better than another. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. It's all about balance.