The Science of Life
Ayurveda is the science of life. Its a system of medicine and healing through the balancing the elements within us.
We are all born with a blueprint of own unique combination of the five elements. However, the quantity and quality fluctuate in the body according to the natural rhythms of the seasons, time of day and our age, but also because of the various stresses that life places upon us, which throw our balance out and predispose us to malaise.
The five elements Air, Fire, Water, earth and Space are classified into 3 biological energies called doshas, called Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Once we discover and understand what we are made of, we can learn to live our lives in ways that ensure the elements that we are made of are in harmony with each other.
There are many online tests we can take to help us determine our unique make-up and from there make decisions about how we can better serve our bodies and minds to live a healthier and more balanced life.
However its important that before we begin we must understand that the elemental balance we are born with changes as we grow up. Many things effect this balance including, our age and stage of life, stress, diet and lifestyle choices. It can be helpful to answer the questions twice – once as a young adult towards the end of puberty and again at the current stage of your life. You can compare your answers then to see where your imbalances have occurred. You can also ask a close friend or family member to offer their opinion on your answers too.
To take my online test to find out your elemental balance please click here.
Please note any online test can only give you an idea of your constitution. For best results its advisable to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner, so that they can give you a full and comprehensive guide to work from, as part of a treatment approach and work through any questions you may have.