December 05, 2022
You’ve probably heard us mention our roots in Ayurveda, today we wanted to share more background on this ancient science for those who are unfamiliar with it. Ayurveda is thousands of years old with its classical texts written in the ancient language of Sanskrit. Ayurveda's origin lies in India.
The word Ayurveda, in Sanskrit, translates to Science of Life. Ayurveda is a holistic form of health practice that embodies nature and honors the mind, body and spirit. It is a practice that addresses individual needs in a changing environment. We are all unique in a multitude of ways, such as body type, blood type and so on, so even though we all require most of the same nutrients, we each require different types of nutrients at different times and in different quantities. Ayurveda encompasses diet, lifestyle, Spiritual connection and nature’s gift of various foods, environments and herbs to bring balance to each individual.
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The Science of Life
Ayurveda believes each person is born with their own individual constitution, a combination of various elemental qualities and energies which give us a particular combination making us unique and guiding our physical and mental behavior. In Ayurveda these combinations are called Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. If kept in balance we can stay healthy, if constantly out of balance it will bring dis-ease, in other words, not at ease with your natural makeup.
Ayurveda aims to foster daily consciousness or self-awareness. By knowing your own Ayurvedic constitution, the elemental qualities that make up that constitution, you can keep yourself in balance by adding or removing, increasing or decreasing those qualities that may be augmented or diminished in your present state. Those elements are based on the qualities of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Some of these elements are either light or heavy, wet or dry, stable or mobile, hot or cold. So given those qualities if you know that everything in Nature, including ourselves, is made up of these elements, then we can consciously choose to either consume foods or place ourselves in environments which will be appropriate to bring balance to ourselves at the present moment. For example, if you are feeling heavy, please don’t go eat French fries (a heavy food) or if you are feeling angry don’t go eat hot spicy food. If you are feeling dehydrated don’t go into a dry sauna, or if you are feeling anxious don’t go drink an icy cold drink.
The most important aspect of Ayurveda is its focus on prevention. Instead of looking at the list of symptoms, it addresses the accumulation of underlying issues, which usually reflect an over accumulation of undesired elemental qualities in the body and mind resulting in the root causes of you feeling unwell.
The Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Doshas or energies:
Vata- made up of air and ether
Pitta - made of fire and water
Kapha - made of water and earth.
If you’re interested in Ayurveda, the main thing you need to know to get started is your constitution. All constitutions are able to express all positive expressions of physical and mental health when in balance. It is only when they are out of balance that the negative aspects begin to show up. To find your constitution, scheduling an appointment with an Ayurvedic practitioner is best. Some websites offer online quizzes as well, however they may not be as accurate.
Prakruti – Constitution is what you're born with, it is unique to you. and never changes. It is your own combination of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Vikruti - Quality combination currently present in your body and mind- constantly changing depending on your diet, the season, your lifestyle, stress levels, life events and so on.
Ambaya has been an Ayurvedic practitioner for over 20 years. She’s helped many get back to their constitution through her knowledge and years of experience in Ayurveda. Once Ambaya was introduced to the knowledge of Fulvic and Humic (the liquid form of one of Ayurveda’s main mineral medicinal tools Shilajit) her heart immediately resonated with their healing ability.
“I noticed that when clients took the Ayurvedic mixtures with the Fulvic/Humic liquid solutions, the immediate uptake was evident through the instant change noticed through neurofeedback equipment monitoring brain wave behavior. The clients themselves noticed they were experiencing quick healthy changes; their symptoms were disappearing, and they kept coming back for more! So Ambaya Gold as a company, grew due to their requests. We have now been making these solutions for over 14 years.”
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