Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Ayurveda is the oldest healing science. It originated in India more than 6,000 years ago. Ayurveda is also called the "Mother of All Healing." Ayurveda emphasizes prevention and encourages health maintenance. According to the teachings of Ayurveda, anybody can achieve and maintain health through the correct thinking, diet, lifestyle, and herbs.
Ayurveda gives us the tools to understand how to create this balance of mind and consciousness. Ayurveda puts great emphasis on understanding one's constitution. Ayurveda recognizes that balance is the natural order, and imbalance is disorder. Therefore, health is order; and disease is disorder.
Ayurveda distinguishes three basic energy types present in everyone and everything. These are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, which names are in Sanskrit to describe them.
The three Dosha principles or energies can be related to the body's basic biology. For example, Ayurveda says the body, mind, and consciousness work together to maintain balance and health.
Thus, a clear perception of how Vata, Pitta, and Kapha work together is essential to understanding Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic teas are traditional teas made with different herbs, roots, and spices to detoxify and purify the body and the mind.
Ayurvedic teas aim to attain health, balance, and wellness.
There are many types of teas in Ayurveda for different kinds of imbalances.
Ayurvedic teas are a mix of different ingredients.
Each tea formulation will have different properties; therefore, when working together, they offer relaxation, enhanced immunity, detoxication, etc.
At the same time, Ayurveda doesn't promote one herb for one imbalance. Instead, it uses a more personalized approach to decide which herbs combined will benefit a specific body and mental imbalances.
Our Ayurvedic teas help bring balance through the intelligence of the herbs where it is needed. However, we do not claim our Ayurvedic teas can heal or cure diseases. Please consult your doctor before trying new products or have questions about our blends.
Ayurveda recognizes three basic types of energies present in everyone and everything – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
These energies can be related to the basic biology of the body.
For example, Vata is the energy of movement in the body, Pitta is the energy of digestion and metabolism, and Kapha is the energy that forms the body's structure.
All people have Vata, Pitta, and Kapha's qualities, but one is usually primary, one secondary, and the third is usually the least prominent.
Ayurveda observes the leading cause of illness due to an excess or deficiency of Vata, Pitta, or Kapha. The presence of toxins can also cause disease.
In Ayurveda, mind, body, and consciousness work together in maintaining balance, health, and order.
Therefore, we must understand how Vata, Pitta, and Kapha work together to balance the body, mind, and consciousness.
Because according to Ayurvedic philosophy, the entire cosmos is an interaction of the energies of the five significant elements—Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Thus, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are combinations and alterations of these five elements.
Vata is the energy associated with movement — made of Space and Air.
Vata Dosha governs breathing, pulsation of the heart, muscle movement, blinking, and tissue movement. When Vata is balanced, it boosts creativity and flexibility. When Vata is out of balance, it produces anxiety, nervousness, and fear.
Vata Type General Description:
A Vata person has a quick mind and creativity. Mentally, Vatas usually understand concepts quickly but then forgets them just as quickly.
Vatas tend to be active, alert, and nervous. Vata people talk, walk, and think fast, but they are easily fatigued in the end.
When a Vata type of person is imbalanced, they can become nervous, anxious, and even fearful. Vatas have a fickle appetite and digestion.
General guidelines for balancing Vata:
Pitta is in charge of the body's metabolic system — made up of Fire and Water.
Pitta's energy governs digestion, assimilation, nutrition, absorption, metabolism, and body temperature. When Pitta is balanced, it promotes reasoning and intelligence. When imbalanced, it incites anger, jealousy, and hatred.
Pitta Type General Description:
Pitta types have many fire characteristics- hot, sharp, and penetrating. Pitta people have warm bodies, grasping ideas, and keen intelligence.
When Pittas are out of balance, they can quickly become short-tempered and agitated. You will recognize a Pitta body type because they are medium height and build.
People of pitta-dominant constitutions have an energetic metabolism, proper digestion, and super healthy appetites. Besides, Pitta people enjoy plenty of food and liquids and LOVE hot spices and cold drinks.
General guidelines for balancing Pitta:
Kapha is in charge of the body's structure - made up of Water and Earth.
Kapha lubricates our body joints, maintains immunity, and moisturizes body joints. When balanced, it expresses sweetness, calmness, forgiveness, and love. When Kapha is imbalanced, it leads to non-healthy attachment, envy, and greed.
Kapha General Description:
Kapha types are the lucky ones! This type is blessed with strength, endurance, and stamina. Their skin is oily and smooth. Physically, Kaphas people tend to gain weight quickly and have a slow metabolism.
Kapha people tend to have thick skin, and their bodies and muscles are well-developed. They tend to be calm and forgive quickly. Kapha has excellent long-term memory.
When Kaphas are out of balance, they tend to be greedy, envious, have a non-healthy attachment, and may suffer from possessiveness.
General guidelines for balancing Kapha: