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Ayurveda Doctor Analysis

 

Be proactive about your health; prevetion is better than cure. Evaluate your health, your body constitution, imbalances lifestyle practices, and your mental and emotional history. Your consultation will result in a report of findings with recommendations to start your path of healing.

Ayurveda is an amazing preventive science based on determining the imbalances in our bodies, that help determine the diseases that will manifest over the longer term if our bodies are not brought back in to balance.

Our bodies are made up for elements or doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha (air, fire and water). Over time our body accumulates toxins through the foods that we eat, pesticides, bad lifestyle habits, overeating, excessive alcohol, the environment, stress, negative thinking, etc. As toxins accumulate in the body, the cells begin to get blocked and their ability to get nourished diminish. The body weakens from these accumulated toxins, and vital energy/ prana is sapped. .

When any of these doshas accumulate in the body beyond the desirable limit, the body loses its balance and disease and various ailments manifest. Hence balancing these three doshas in our bodies becomes essential. Ayurveda emphasizes preventive and healing therapies, and methods of purification, detoxification and rejuvenation, to help you achieve longevity, vitality and high levels of energy to live a balanced and happy life.!

Our Wellness Programs and Health and Disease Management Programs require a doctor's appointment for a complete health diagnosis, and to fully understand your constitution, your nature, and to determine the best program for you. All costs and length of treatment can only be determined post the initial consultation and evaluation of individual needs. All treatments must be completed as per the adivsed plan within the given time limit for full benefitsto be experienced. All treatments packages expire 6 months from the date of pruchase. Refunds are not provided for unused treatments and neither are treatment packages transferable to a third party. .

1. Complete Health Anaysis: Rs 1,500..

2. Complete Health Analysis plus Diet, Lifestyle, Food and Excercise Plan based on indivdual needs an Goals:

Rs 2,500

Please call +9122 2651 1464 or 63 for your appointment.

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Joint & pain managment

 

Joints form the connections between the bones and provide support to help you move. Damage to injury to the joints can interfere with movement and cause a lot of pain, caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries.

This treatment restores the lubricating fluid in the joint, and maintains the integrity of the joint structures. Stiffness and pain is removed, and the knee is protected from age related changes. Blood circulation is increased to strengthen and nourish the knee joints, improving mobility of the knee.

Time Required: 2 weeks

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What is Panchkarma?

 

Panchakarma is the ayurvedic therapeutic method of cleansing and eliminating toxic elements from the body, through a set of five procedures that focuses on five major sites in the body.

  • Vamana-Herbal Medicated Emises (Stomach)
  • Virechan- Herbal Medicated Purgation (Stomach, small & large intestine)
  • Basti- Rectal Cleansing (Large intestines)
  • Nasya- Nasal Cleansing (head, neck, ear, nose, throat, eyes)
  • Raktamokshana- letting of impure blood

 

Benefits of Panchakarma Treatments

  • Eliminates toxins from the mind and body
  • Restores the nervous system and constitution back into balance
  • Strengthens the immune system to become more resistant to illness
  • Reverses the negative effects of stress on your body and mind, and thus slows down the aging process
  • Enhances strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity
  • Brings about deep relaxation and a sense of well-being
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Ayurvedic Body Types

 

There are two distinct, yet inter-related, classifications of a person in Ayurveda. The first relates to the body, and the second to the mind. Your nature is determined by this combination of body and mind types, and is known as your prakriti. Prakriti means “nature”. When referring to the theory of creation, it is the unmanifested nature of cosmic matter. When referring to humans, prakriti means the unique physical and psychological nature displayed..

Knowing your dosha and guna provides you with an understanding of your basic physical and psychological nature, and helps you tailor a personal diet and lifestyle that maintains optimum health and peace of mind. Each person has a unique dosha with unique nutritional needs. Establishing your dosha enables you determine suitable diets, exercise and lifestyles to maintain balance. This is the key to maintaining health.

Definition of dosha

It is difficult to translate the precise meaning of dosha. It is often translated as “biological type” or physical constitution. This definition allows a simple and easy understanding of the concept. However, the original definition of dosha is more complex. In Sanskrit, dosha is defined as “doosyati iti doshah.” The literal meaning of this is “that which contaminates is called dosha.” So doshas may be considered the pathogenic factors, or disease-causing agents in the body. Imbalance of vata, pitta and kapha doshas cause disease in the body. Dosha only refers to the three biological energies of vata, pitta and kapha. As an imbalance of these elemental combinations is the direct cause of physical disease, they are the prime disease causing factors (the “contaminants”). Secondary factors in the disease process, like body tissues (dhatus), toxins (ama) and waste materials (malas) are actually the product of, or dependent upon, an imbalance in the doshas.

The Body Types - Prakriti

Knowing your prakriti helps you to tailor a personal diet and lifestyle that can prevent disease and physical disorders, and obtain peace of mind. It provides you with an understanding of your basic physical and psychological nature, and how to keep it in balance with your surroundings. This is the key to maintaining health. Every human usually has varying degrees of vata, pitta and kapha. The doshas are usually not present in equal proportions. In most people there is a natural uneven distribution. Very rarely, a person may have a completely even distribution of doshas.

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The Five Elements

 

Earth, and everything on it, is the product of different combinations of the five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. It should be noted that the names of these elements are actually representative categories. Everything found on Earth can be classified into one of these five categories, based on their innate characteristics. The word "element" is not used as a name or label for each individual natural element, in the manner that the modern scientific periodic table uses it.

Just as chemistry and physics use specific technical terms to classify matter, Ayurveda uses the characteristics of the five elements (pancha mahabhutas) to identify various objects. If something is classified as "fire" it does not mean that it is literally a fire. It means that the object displays the characteristics of fire, like combustion, heat and so on. Similarly, if an item is classified as "water" or "earth" it means it is moist, cool and sticky or heavy, solid and stable.

In Ayurveda, the place in which to determine the elements around us is not a science laboratory, but the human body. We use our senses of hearing, taste, touch, sight and smell to identify the surrounding elements and their qualities. The pancha mahabhutas theory may sound simplistic, but it is actually a very sophisticated method of classifying not only all of the objects found on Earth but also the natural cycles experienced on it like days, seasons and life itself. This is because the elements dominate at particular times, depending on the conditions experienced and observed.

For example, the human lifecycle is divided into childhood, where physical growth takes place (water and earth), adulthood where activity and change occur (fire), and old age where mobility becomes impaired and the body begins to weaken (space and air). The year is divided into four seasons – winter when it is cold and rainy (water, earth); spring when new growth occurs and it becomes warmer (water, fire); summer when it is hot and dry (fire, air); and autumn when it is windy and cool (air and space).

Understood and applied correctly, such a system of classification becomes a powerful method for considering the way man interacts with his environment. The elegance of this science lies in the simplicity of the basic concepts, and the powerful analytical tool they provide for internal (body-mind) and external (environmental) assessment.

The elements (mahabhutas) have certain qualities, attributes and impacts on the body and mind. All objects and substances are a mixture of the five elements, but they have one dominant element that allows them to be identified and classified. Examples of food and herbs are used to illustrate the elemental groups.

Characteristics of Elements

  • Qualities - soft, light, subtle and abundant
  • Action - provides room, looseness, openness
  • Facilitates - sound and non-resistance
  • Substance - anything that is light, profuse, and ethereal
  • Example - hollow and light foods – popcorn, wafers
  • Intake - increases softness and lightness in the body

Air ( Vayu)

  • Qualities - weightless, mobile, cool, dry, porous and subtle
  • Action - motion or movement, evaporation, dryness
  • Facilitates - sound and non-resistance
  • Substance - anything that is light, profuse, and ethereal
  • Example - hollow and light foods – popcorn, wafers
  • Intake - increases softness and lightness in the body
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The Ayurveda and Yoga Connection

 

The Ayurveda and Yoga Connection

Both Yoga and Ayurveda stem from the Vedic tradition of India, while sharing a similar goal of creating a healthier and more vibrant way of life. Yoga is primarily concerned with aligning the mind, body and spirit so that rejuvenation and healing can occur with an unobstructed flow of energy, while Ayurveda is a natural form of healing using plants and herbs.

The mind and body are indeed connected and there cannot be harmony in the mind without there being harmony in the body and vice versa. Further one’s emotional state of being is also completely determined by one’s mental state of being. There must be a balance between the physical, the mental, and the emotional for one to experience a blissful life. .

The science of Yoga and Ayurveda are interconnected, and traditionally most Yoga schools taught the science of Yoga alongside the Ayurvedic philosophy and practice. In ancient times Yoga students would live alongside Gurus in order to better learn healthier practices, and to embark on their spiritual path .

Yoga asanas detoxify the body, and when the body is aligned properly in the practice, energy begins to flow easily without obstruction and the mind and body is healed and rejuvenated. Further purifying the body through diet and lifestyle can significantly enhance one’s wellness and health, and this is where Ayurveda and Yoga come together to provide a complete and wholesome experience!

Ayurveda provides a natural way to cure the body of various ailments, and also to prevent disease and ailments. When one is sick it is important to heal quickly and properly. However, overuse of Western medicine adds significant toxins to the body, and often suppresses the ailment as opposed to curing it. While it is necessary to use western medicine in many cases, Ayurveda is easily integrated with Western Medicine to enhance healing, while also serving as a tremendous preventive and healing methodology. Ayurveda incorporates the use of herbal massage oils, and plant based medicines to heal and cleanse the body and to also stimulate the body and its processes. Since each individual has a different genetic makeup, it is important to consult an Ayurvedic Doctor before beginning a program.

Yoga and Ayurveda are ancient practices dating back thousands of years. And although they both focus on purifying the body in different ways, they both strive for the same goal; pure health and vitality. By following a disciplined practice the physical, mental and emotional health is brought to a state of balance and a healthy, vibrant, and blissful life is experienced.

A strong mind and body, with balanced emotions makes happy people!

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Mind Types

 

Guna is simply defined as character or quality, but has a broader meaning. A guna is also an influence or impulse. The cosmic matter is made up of three gunas. Everything on Earth also has a predominant guna, as well as the more specific qualities obtained from their elemental makeup. Just as our bodies contain all of the elements, our minds have each of the gunas.

The three basic gunas/qualities have no directly equivalent terms in English. They are:

  • Sattva (knowledge, purity)
  • Rajas (action, passion), and
  • Tamas (inertia, ignorance).

Foods, plants, animals and people can all be grouped according to their dominant quality/guna. To refer to a guna is a reference to the qualities displayed by that entity or object, whether sattvic, rajasic or tamasic..

In the human context, guna usually refers to the quality of the mind and character of a person. That is, whether they are calm, gentle, patient and tolerant (sattvic), passionate, spontaneous, greedy, materialistic, exploitative and focused on sense gratification (rajasic), or ignorant, lazy, insensitive and deceitful (tamasic).

All three types of guna are present in everyone, and each may be displayed in different contexts. People can alternate between gunas depending on the environmental context and their diet, as well as phase of life and other factors. This is because the guna of food consumed, and the surrounding social or physical environment directly influence the mind guna.

Just as the five elements are present and may alternate in predominance depending on the environment, the various gunas may dominate in particular circumstances. As human beings, our objective is to increase our sattvic guna by choosing to eat and do those things that are also sattvic in nature. The quality of the food we eat, and our environment, are therefore crucial to maintaining mental health.

As mentioned earlier, the mind is inherently connected to the body. Increasing our contact with, or consumption of, rajasic or tamasic things ultimately creates an imbalance in the mind and distress in the body. This is followed by disease and sickness in a variety of forms. If your dosha is unbalanced it can similarly disturb the mind guna. This link between the mind and body can often make diagnosis of the origin of some diseases difficult. Did it originate in the mind and then disturb the body, or vice versa?.

Ayurvedic medical theory and science, although ancient, has enduring relevance and wisdom for human beings in any age. It has been used to treat millions of people over centuries, and will continue to offer insight to people well into the future..

The Mind Types

Sattvic

People of a sattvic nature are naturally intelligent with a good memory. They are instinctively clean and ordered, take good care of themselves and are health-conscious. They are content, calm, gentle and considerate of others - polite and helpful to all, with good manners. They seek to improve themselves, even though already knowledgeable. They are focused on work, self-improvement and intellectual or spiritual pursuits.

Usually, they are highly positive in nature, demonstrating generosity, kindness, openness, fairness (equality) and forgiveness. They readily share what they have and enjoy doing so, but expect no reward in return. Sattvic people see life as a productive learning experience and do not begrudge their position, nor hold grudges. They do not seek to accumulate wealth or status. Their mind is clear and peaceful, and they are honest, humble and quiet. They are spiritually inclined and have a strong faith and belief in God, often engaging in selfless service or charitable activities.

Those with a sattvic guna express happiness, enthusiasm and joy. They are flexible, moderate, regular and balanced in habits and activities. Sleep is minimal, yet deep and refreshing. Food that is fresh and not extreme in terms of preparation or taste is preferred (not over-cooked or under-cooked, heavily spiced or very sweet).

Rajasic

Those that are rajasic in temperament are dynamic and seek to control and dominate others. They are medium in intelligence and have a variable memory. Those with rajasic guna value prestige and authority and so seek power, status, fame, wealth and recognition. Rajasic people are never satisfied with their position or possessions – they always seek to accumulate more and enjoy flaunting what they have. In addition, they seek continual gratification of desires (sex, food), stimulation of the senses (music, color, fragrance) and entertainment (parties, functions, festivals). However, they are often distracted or quickly bored.

Generally, they are very ambitious as well as highly active and industrious. They can be brave and courageous, but often display jealousy, maliciousness, cruelty, excessive emotions and egotistical behavior. Those with this temperament can be extremely determined, manipulative, selfish and proud. They can often be rude, arrogant and angry and usually respond with irritation to external stimulus. In terms of spirituality, they are doubtful and questioning. When rajasic guna is predominant, a negative, sometimes cynical attitude is prevalent.

Sleep is disturbed or troubled by intense dreams, so is not refreshing. Food that is strong and excessive in flavor (spicy, hot, salty) is preferred. Stimulants such as coffee, tea.

Sleep is disturbed or troubled by intense dreams, so is not refreshing. Food that is strong and excessive in flavor (spicy, hot, salty) is preferred. Stimulants such as coffee, tea, alcohol and tobacco are consumed regularly. Those of a rajasic nature rarely give unconditionally. It is always done with some reluctance and to demonstrate generosity (or with some expectation) rather than genuine altruism. Relationships are therefore based mainly on their own needs and desires rather than on reciprocal interest and regard.

Tamasic

Those demonstrating a tamasic guna are ignorant, lazy and fearful with poor memories. They are usually apathetic and insensitive in nature. They show little consideration or regard for others, and are coarse, brash, immoral or violent. They may be stubborn or obstinate, and inattentive to those around them. Tamasic people show little or no desire to improve physically or mentally, or lack the will power and discipline to do so.

Tamasic individuals do not engage in anything that is physically or mentally taxing, and will avoid any work at all if that is possible. They seem almost to be entirely engaged in (or thinking about) eating, drinking, sleeping, sex or idleness. They are dishonest, unclean in habits and have no regard for their health. Often, they show no initiative and minimal interest in, or understanding of, spirituality. They have little or no faith in God. People with a tamasic nature are frequently sorrowful or depressed.

People with a predominantly tamasic guna demonstrate no love except that based on the own sensory gratification, so relationships are totally exploitative. They rarely give, instead preferring to take or even obtain through deception. They overeat, and consume food that is overcooked, sweet and heavy in taste and consistency or stale, cold, preserved and processed. “Fast food” or “junk food” constitutes a large part of their diet. Often, they complain about their job or position in life although show no motivation or take no action to change it. Tamasic people sleep heavily and are not easily roused from sleep, and are usually sedentary.

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Kapha Types

People with a predominant kapha dosha tend to have a heavy and solid, or large build. They are often overweight, gain weight easily and have high muscle development (plump and round). Their skin is thick, smooth and moist with few wrinkles. Their complexion is usually clear, fair or pale, and hair is oily, thick and wavy. Their teeth are strong, white and well formed.

Item Eat More Eat Less
Dry, light, spicy, heating foods Heavy, cold, sweet, sour, watery foods
Vegetables Asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, peas, eggplant, lettuce, bell peppers, radish, spinach, zucchini Avocado, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, mushroom, potatoes, pumpkin, parsnip
Fruits Apples, apricots, pears, berries, cherries, peaches, dried fruits, papaya, cranberries, pomegranate Banana, citrus, dates, coconut, figs, grapes, mangoes, melons, pineapple, plums, rhubarb, strawberries
Grains Barley, corn, rye, millet, buckwheat Oats, rice, wheat, pasta
Beans Mung beans, tofu, lentils Kidney beans, chick peas
Nuts & Seeds Sunflower and pumpkin seeds All nuts, sesame seeds
Dairy Skim milk, butter milk, goat milk Most dairy products
Herbs & Spices All spices Salt
Oils Corn, sunflower, mustard Most oils
Beverages Warm drinks, herbal and spice teas, fruit and vegetable juice Carbonated drinks, cold or iced drinks, coffee, tea, alcohol
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Vata Diet

People with a predominant kapha dosha tend to have a heavy and solid, or large build. They are often overweight, gain weight easily and have high muscle development (plump and round). Their skin is thick, smooth and moist with few wrinkles. Their complexion is usually clear, fair or pale, and hair is oily, thick and wavy. Their teeth are strong, white and well formed.

Item Eat More Eat Less
Warm, heavy, moist, sweet foods Cold, light, dry, pungent, bitter foods
Vegetables Avocado, beets, asparagus, carrots, eggplant, leeks, olives, pumpkin, radish, sweet potato, spinach , zucchini Raw or frozen vegetables, peas, brussel sprouts, broccoli cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber, corn, celery, lettuce, mushrooms, potatoes
Fruits Apricots, banana, cherries, fresh figs, peaches, citrus fruits, dates, mango, papaya, grapes, berries, pineapple, plums Dried fruits, apples, pears, prunes, pomegranates, cranberries, melons
Grains Rice, oats, wheat, pasta Barley, buckwheat, rye, corn, millet, rice cakes, puffed or dry cereals
Beans Mung beans, soy beans (in tofu, milk or cheese) Most beans: kidney, lima, navy, pinto, split peas, white beans, black beans, lentils
Nuts & Seeds All nuts in moderation. Sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Dry roasted or smoked nuts
Dairy All dairy in moderation Powdered milk, ice cream
Herbs & Spices Asafoetidea, basil, caraway, clove, cardamom, sage, cinnamon, pepper, coriander, cumin, fennel, garlic, onion, ginger, nutmeg, turmeric Coriander seeds, fenugreek, parsley
Oils Most oils, especially sesame Corn oil
Beverages Warm drinks, herbal or spiced teas, warm milk, fruit and vegetable juice without ice. Carbonated drinks, cold or iced drinks, coffee, tea, alcohol
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Pitta Diet

People with a pitta dosha display an inherent fire/agni elemental character. They are of medium build, with greater muscular development than that displayed by vata. Their skin is soft and warm, and they have a lot of body heat and often perspire excessively. Their hair is thin and often reddish or blond, and they may experience premature graying, baldness or excessive hair loss. Their skin flushes easily and they often have many freckles and moles. Their skin develops acne, rashes, bruises or sunburn easily.

Item Eat More Eat Less
Cool, sweet and juicy foods Acidic, sour, spicy, salty, oily foods
Vegetables Asparagus, bell pepper, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, corn, cucumber, lettuce, mushroom, peas, parsnip, potato, squash, zucchini, salads Avocado, beets, carrots, chilies, eggplant, olives, onion, pickles, radish, spinach, tomato, turnip
Fruits Apples, banana, dates, coconut, grapes, lychee, mango,melons, pomegranate Apricots, berries, cherries, citrus fruits, cranberries, papaya, peaches, pineapple, plums rhubarb
Grains Barley, oats, rice, wheat Corn, millet, rye, buckwheat
Beans All beans Lentils
Nuts & Seeds Coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds Most nuts, sesame seeds
Dairy Unsalted butter, ghee, milk, soft cheeses, buttermilk, sweet lassi Sour cream, yogurt, hard cheeses, sour buttermilk, ice cream
Herbs & Spices Cardamom, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, lemongrass, mint, rose, turmeric Asafoetidea, basil, bay leaf, caraway, clove, cayenne, cinnamon, fenugreek, garlic, sage, ginger, mustard seeds, nutmeg, onion, pepper,
Oils Coconut, sunflower, soy Almond, corn, sesame, olive, peanut
Beverages Cool drinks, milk, water, coconut milk, fruit and vegetable juice. Carbonated drinks, hot drinks, coffee, tea, alcohol
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What is Ayurveda?

 

Ayurveda "the knowledge of long life" is an ancient Indian medical science, the origin of which can be traced back to the Vedas. The science is now 5,000 years old, and largely focuses on preventive care so that we may live a life filled with energy, vitality and youthfulness. Ayurveda is based on the premise that the universe is made up of five elements: air, water, fire, earth and ether. These elements are represeted in humans as three "doshas" or energies known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Ayurveda stresses a balance of these three elemental energies: Vayu/Vata (air and space-"wind"), pitta (fire & water - "bile"), and Kapha (water & earth-"phlegm"). When any of the doshas accumulate in the body beyond the desirable limit, the body loses its balance and disease manifests. Hence balancing these three doashas in our bodies becomes essential-Tridoshas..

Aurveda emphasizes various preventive and healing therapies, various methods of purification and rejuventation, lifestyle changes, plant based medicines and treatments that help achieve longevity and vitality.  When you detox and rejuvenate your mind and body regularly through Ayurvedic Panchakarma treatments, being pro-active about wellbeing, the gift of optimal health and wellness is all yours.

The preventive and curative powers of this ancient science integrated with modern medicine (where needed), enhances our health, vitality and longevity and is integral to our good health and vibrant state of being.

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