Basic Principles of Ayurveda

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BASIC PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA
UNIT 1
PURUSHA
PRAKRUTHI
MAHAT
AHAMKARA
MANAS
GNANENDRIY [SENSES]= SIGHT TOUCH HEARING TASTE SMELL SATVA Rajas tamas 5 KARMENDRIYA [ACTIONS] =TONGUE ARMS LEGS ANUS REPORDUCTIVE TANMATRAS = AKASHA VAYU TEJA AAP PRITHVI

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES PANCH BHUTA THEORY TRIDOSHA THEORY

PANCH BHUTA THEORY
PANCHAMAHA BHUTAs: Yat Pinde,Tat Bramhande .
* SPACE-AKASHA- Space is everywhere and touches everything. * AIR- VAYU- is mobile and dynamic it is present in the form of oxygen, which is the basis for all energy transfer reactions. * FIRE- AGNI- fire is present in the form of energy that binds atoms together, converts food to fat and muscle. * WATER-AAP- is the prerequisite for the survival of living creatures, including humankind. About 70% of human body is made up of water. * EARTH-PRITHVI- represents the solid state of matter in the planet. It symbolizes stability, permanence and rigidity.

TridoshaS
VATA
PITTA TRI DOSHAS
KAPHA

* The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily humours or doshas called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. * Ayurveda is based on the premise that life represents an intelligent co-ordination of the Atma (Soul), Mana (Mind), Indriya (Senses) and Sharira (Body).  * It revolves around the five elements that go into the making of the constitution of each individual, called Prakriti.  Which in turn is determined by the vital balance of the three physical energies - Vata, Pitta, Kapha and the three mental energies - Satwa, Rajas, Tamas. Tridosha Theory

Vata is the air principle necessary to mobilize [kinetic energy] Eg: the function of the nervous system
Pitta is the fire principle which uses bile to direct [thermal energy] Eg; digestion and hence metabolism into the venous system. Kapha is the water principle which relates to [potential energy] Eg: mucous, lubrication and the carrier of nutrients

Ayurveda offers a unique blend of science and philosophy that balances the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components necessary for holistic health. VATA DOSHA-

* This dosha is doing all the activities in the body & mind. From the union of the 2 cells which is the starting point of the life till the last breath vata does all the activities -----movement/transportation of material /energy in the body. * when it is disturbed/ changes by quality or quantity it causes various disorders . this is the most important dosha as it is capable to change the status of the other doshas. PITTA DOSHA-

Pitta does all the changes in the body e.g. digestion of food at various levels. It is made up of agni mahabhuta mainly & determines the complexion of the body and purity of the blood. * Agni is in the pitta and pitta is mainly in rakta [blood] so whenever there is disturbance in anything it may affect the other. * Change in quality/quantity of pitta causes various disorders related to digestion, skin pigmentation, blood pressure, etc. KAPHA DOSHA-

* This is the binding energy in the body. It is made up of jal & prithvi mahabhuta & therefore it consist of the characteristics of these mahabhutas. * The intactness from cellular level upto the linking of the thoughts in your mind is depend on the quality of kapha. * It’s the dosha which give you the tolerance for the hunger /thirst/ & patience for other odds in the life. * It prevents the destruction of the body tissues where the continuous movement occurs ; like...
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