uses the concept of opposites as the basis for restoring an individual's mental
and physical balance. Specifically, Ayurveda views an individual's symptoms
and characteristics according to several important opposite pairs: hot/cold,
heavy/light, dry/moist, smooth/rough, slow/quick and stable/changeable. Each
of the three doshas possesses characteristic qualities that reflect a combination
of these key pairings.
Thus, vata is cold, light, quick and changeable, dry and rough; pitta is hot
and moist; and kapha is cold, moist, slow, stable, smooth and heavy.
In recent years Ayurveda has gained increasing prominence as an alternative
health system of tremendous value, particularly in the mitigation and treatment
of chronic conditions. Its success in this area can be attributed to the strong
Ayurvedic focus on whole-body balance, rather than the piecemeal treatment
of individual symptoms.
All our products have been carefully
created to highlight the wide-ranging benefits of selected herbs and to balance
all three constitutional types.Please remember that it is always a good idea
to check with your health practitioner before embarking on any new comprehensive
herbal and/or supplement regimen.
Deepak Chopra is perhaps the most famous practitioner to familiarize the American
public with the principle of Ayurveda, but other leaders such as Dr. Vasant
Lad, Dr. David Frawley, Amadea Morningstar, Melanie Sachs, Robert Svoboda, Harish
Johari, Dr. Sunil Joshi and Maya Tiwari have also been instrumental. These individuals
have been in the forefront of teaching and writing about Ayurveda, lecturing
and developing the clinical practice of individually-focused, energy-enhancing
Ayurvedic techniques in this country.