The Ayurveda Principles
Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years. The name comes from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (knowledge).
Though Ayurveda, or Ayurvedic medicine, was documented in the sacred historical texts known as the Vedas many centuries ago, Ayurveda has evolved over the years and is now integrated with other traditional practices, including yoga.
Ayurveda is widely practiced on the Indian subcontinent — more than 90 percent of Indians use some form of Ayurvedic medicine and the tradition has gained popularity in the Western world, though it’s still considered an alternative medical treatment.
Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Ayurveda is however not only a system of Healing, but an entire way of life that aims to bring about the perfect balance of the entire personality – body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is based on theory of “Tridosha”, the three Biological forces – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Disease arises when there is an imbalance among the three Doshas and aim of the therapy is to bring about the required equilibrium.
We are what we eat
Agni (Digestive Fire) plays an important role in manifestation of various disorders. If your Agni is in balance state then metabolic activities throughout the body will be fine and all other systems of body will function in harmony. So main consideration is given to correct your digestive fire along with three biological factors – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Your holistic journey with us will also be focused on healthy diet and food.
All treatments begin with a detailed consultation with our specialist Ayurvedic Doctor. The consultant determines your “Dosha” and other parameters of the body based upon Ayurvedic Examination Principles and prescribes the treatments most appropriate to your body needs. A holistic experience is what we aim to provide our guests with range of Ayurvedic treatments and therapies. And the expert hands at the resort make sure of it in every minute and every detail.
Ayurveda and Yoga, both sciences exist together as both aims towards healthy mind, body and soul. Here at Mangosteen Resort & Ayurveda Spa, we not only heal your body but also your mind and soul, through our authentic Ayurvedic therapies, spiritual practices, yoga and meditation.
From general detoxification and rejuvenation programs we also provide customized treatments and cures as Ayurveda has solutions for almost all disorders. Your experience with us will be everlasting as you learn the art of self healing and healthy living.
The introduction of Ayurveda into a modern lifestyle combines ancient ingredients and age-old procedures. From the sublime to the mundane, each treatment offers our guests a sacred space to calm the mind and ease the soul. Try one of our AyurYoga Retreats.
Tridosha: The Science Of Ayurveda and the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha)
Energy is associated with air and space, and is linked to bodily movement, including breathing and blood circulation. Vata energy is said to predominate in people who are lively, creative, original thinkers. When out-of-balance, vata types can endure joint pain, constipation, dry skin, anxiety and other ailments.
Energy is linked to fire, and is thought to control the digestive and endocrine systems. People with pitta energy are considered fiery in temperament, intelligent and fast-paced. When pitta energy is out of balance, ulcers, inflammation, digestive problems, anger, heartburn and arthritis can result.
Energy, linked to earth and water, is believed to control growth and strength, and is associated with the chest, torso and back. Kapha types are considered strong and solid in constitution, and generally calm in nature. But obesity, diabetes, sinus problems, insecurity and gallbladder issues can result when kapha energy is out of balance, according to Ayurvedic practitioners.