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(Dhanwantari ~ the physician of the gods)

Ayurveda means ''Life Knowledge''.

It is a form of medicine developed in India over millenia based on treating the personal constitution.

I am no expert, but have studied it out of interest for many years.

Share any Ayurvedic remedies and observations here.

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  • very interesting post on Vata, Hani. An element based approach to body makes so much sense to me

  • Vata Dosha


    Air moves, and it creates friction - friction energy (Heat) binds to Air and create Water - Water binds again to Air and Fire and in Space they create earth. And Earth expands because in its womb there’s Fire, Water and Air thus creating Space… (they are all one actually...inter-mingling!)


    The Key to understanding Ayurveda, thus healing is to contemplate on the Heart Beat.. The beating of the heart is a movement. Vata dosha is Movement... Pitta dosha is Fire, and Khapa is Energy... When the heart beats fast due to love for example it's healthy (there's Earth balancing element...preserving the Water Element). And when the heart beats fast because of Anger it's unhealthy (there's more fire in the pulse, drying the Water Element). The type of the pulse is the outcome of the interaction between all elements. Fast beating associated with fear aggravates Vata (movement). And fast movement creates too much Heat (Pitta aggravation). Fraction creates Energy (Khapa aggravation)...

     Key: Find Love. And "Store it". When Anger takes place, know that this is an essential element required to form Ojas. And Anger (Heat) is only a stage of forming that essence. At this stage try not to express Anger as you will be wasting the essence... Then Earth will form (inside of the body as the vital liquid). When Earth forms Lethargy and depression might be associated, also try not to express it otherwise you are wasting the Earth essence...

    Tip: Try having Golden Milk made with Turmeric and Nutmeg only with Coconut Milk and brown sugar (better with dates). It gives an instant boost for the lungs. The lungs provide Air element that is essential in the last stage where food becomes Energy, and this liquid-gasic (energy) is on its way to become Tissues . The Air in the lungs gives a great boost to the heart...

  • Thank you very much for this lovely site. I've just landed here, and I just love the subjects explored (or covered :) - they are marvelous! I've been interested with the Eastern culture since I was a child. I used to listen to the Tabla - Sutar music early in my life and dwell in wonderful dreams and insights. Something like 7 years ago, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Long Story short. I travelled to Sri Lanka, and I was cured with Ayurveda... I'd love to share my insight on Ayurveda as I've continued self-heling with the principle of Ayurveda.

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