All About Ayurveda

Effect of the Sattva Guna on the Mind!

Out of the three Gunas, Sattva is the one which is the purest and the most harmonious - One that is the closest to being an ideal state of mind as well as health. This is a state of joy and balance between the body and the mind. Every Yogi who practices Yoga and who controls his diet or adopts the Ayurvedic way of life is capable of increasing the Sattva Guna in the body and the mind. A person can be called Sattvik if he/she has predominantly Sattvik tendencies instead of Rajasic or Tamasic. Sa...

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Ayurveda tells us about the Gunas of the Mind!

We have told you about the three humors or Doshas according to Ayurveda – Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and the seven different body types. We also told you how these Doshas determine our physical, mental and emotional traits. Now let us tell you in detail about the Gunas or qualities of the mind. The Ayurvedic philosophy says that all matter comes from the nature, and everything has a Prakriti to it. Now this Prakriti has three main Gunas or qualities, which determine the nature of everything a...

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Ayurveda Explains the Connection between the Five Elements and the Three Energies!

In our previous posts, we spoke about the Five Elements – Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space, and the three Energies – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Ayurveda says that the Five Elements and the three Energies together constitute life. Vata is the combination of Air and Space, Pitta is Fire, while Kapha is Earth and Water. It is because of these three Energies that the outside material is absorbed and converted into the inside material and becomes a part of our body. The food that we eat mo...

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