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Ayurveda
INDIA’S KEYS TO HEALTH AND REJUVENATION

At the heart of Ayurvedic philosophy is the concept that our bodies are a microcosm of the universe and that there are three universal governing forces at work inside us: vata (air), pitta (fire) and kapha (water). They are described as doshas literally, the force that darkens or causes things to decay. And just as each of us has an individual face or thumbprint, we each also have a particular pattern of energy that corresponds with these three types, a combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics that is our inherent constitution. It is believed that all individuals possess vata, pitta and kapha to certain degrees, but there is usually one dosha that is predominant.

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