According to Ayurveda nature manifests on earth though laws called doshas. The Rishis called these laws 'doshas,' meaning that they were subject to change.
There are three governing laws or doshas on earth -, and .
When we are aware of these doshas acting within and around us we can begin to start maintaining a harmonious balance of the doshas within ourselves. This can be done through purification, correct nutrition, dietary supplementation and by going deeper within to more subtle levels of our being. All this is possible because inside us there is a greater wholeness.
When the doshas are balanced, the tissues are sustained or nourished and we are able to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
As we learn what vata, pitta and kapha mean, we get a deeper understanding of ourselves and it becomes easier for us to accept ourselves and others. We learn to understand why different food suits us differently, why we react to cold and heat or stress differently. We are all different in our constitution and this adds to the richness in life and creating respect and space for the diversity that exists within humanity.
Each individual has different amounts of vata, pitta and kapha in their nature. The fact that we have these different combinations of doshas means we have different personal qualities.
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