Prakrithi & Vikriti

According to Ayurveda, your basic constitution is determined at the time of conception. This constitution is called Prakruti. The term Prakruti is a Sanskrit word that means, “nature” ,”creativity” or “the first creation.” One of the very important concept of Ayurveda is that one’s basic constitution is fixed throughout their lifetime. The combination of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha that was present in the individual at the time of conception is maintained throughout one’s lifetime. This is your base point. Notice that different persons can have different combination of Vata, Pitta and kapha as their basic constitution or Prakruti. Different individuals can have different combination of Vata, Pitta and Kapha as their basic constitution or Prakruti. This is how Ayurveda explains the subtle differences between individuals. This also explains why everyone is unique and that two individuals can react very differently when exposed to the same condition.
Vikrithi is the current state of imbalance of an individual.It is influenced by many factors like food, emotions,environment,seasons etc.Therefore Ayurveda recommends daily routine,seasonal routine and specific foods and  lifestyle to suit the constitution of an individual to balance the internal environment.Our body has the ability to balance the internal environment ,but when we go out of rhythm for longer periods of time,then we develop various illnesses.

ThriDosha

According to Ayurveda each person is born with a unique body constitution, which includes the combination of thridoshas (vata, pitta kapha). Any physical or psychological problem is caused by the imbalance in thidoshas. Ayurvedic principles and treatments are based on the goal to achieve balance in thridoshas to address various physical and emotional health issues.

Vata

Energy of Movement Vata represents the air principle in our body, and also represents the wind energy in the Universe. Vata is an energetic bio-energy. Vata or vayu is responsible for any type of movement and is the controller and motivator of all mechanisms in our body.

Pitta

Energy of Transformation Pitta represents the fire principle in our body. It also represents the solar energy in the Universe. Pitta is a thermogenic bio-energy. Pitta is responsible for production of heat. Any type of conversion or transformation in our body is carried out by pitta.

Kapha

Energy of Cohesion Kapha represents the water principle in our body. It also represents the moon energy in the Universe. Kapha is a cohesive bio-energy. Kapha is responsible for bonding and support.

Pancha Mahabootha


In Ayurveda, it is said that components & functioning of the nature is similar to our body components and its functions.  Pancha Mahabhuta theory states that everything in the physical creation is composed of these 5 elements.  The very first element that comes to existence is akash (Ether). It is most expansive and least concreate of all. The next element derived is Vayu (Air) then comes Agni (Fire), then Jala (water) element is formed and lastly Prithvi (earth) element is formed.

Akash (Ether)

Akash means having a cavity with freedom to move. The qualities of ether element are clear, light, subtle, and immeasurable. Ether element is related with various actions like expansion, vibration, non-resistance. Sensory organ related to ether element is ear as it is hollow and transmits the sound waves.

Vayu (Air)

Air is the great element that shows a sense of movement. Vayu or air initiates & directs motion or movement. Air element keeps the body in constant motion. Air element is mobile, dry, light, cold and subtle in nature. Its main action is to do any kind of movement.

Tej/Agni (Fire)

All various forms of transformation including digestion of food are carried out by fire element.  Perception of light is carries out by this tanmatra. Fire element is hot, sharp, light, dry and subtle. Various functions carried out by this element are penetration, digestion of food, and transformation of thoughts, intelligence and perception of light.

Jala (Water)

Water shows important quality of binding.This binding nature helps in forming different structures in the body as it binds the 2 cells together. The water element exhibits qualities like cool, liquid, dull soft, and sliminess. Its main actions are cohesiveness and adhesiveness.

Prithvi (Earth)

It is solid, dense, gross and very hard. It is related to all solid and hard structures that show shape – e.g. bones, muscles, teeth and nails. The Earth element is responsible for giving structure, shape and strength to the body.  Qualities of earth element are heavy, dull, dense, hard and gross.

History of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the world’s most ancient system of medicine. Developed in India over 6,000 years ago. Ayurveda (which translates as “knowledge of life”) is a natural approach for creating balance and strengthening the body’s healing abilities. Ayurveda believes that the health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind and soul. It starts with understanding and aligning with the rhythms of nature.

Vasti

Bhaya Vasti

Bhaya Vasti is an ancient ayurvedic treatment that involves the process of retaining a specific amount of lukewarm medicated oil on a specific area of the body for a fixed time.This healing procedure promotes complete rejuvenation of the body from within.

Griva Vasti

Griva Vasti is retaining of warm herbal oil over the neck area for certain period. It relieves the burden of stress and congestion in nerves, bones and muscles of the neck and shoulders.

Kati Vasti

Kati Vasti is retaining of warm herbal oil over the lower back for certain period. It helps in back pain, prolapsed disc, lumbar spondylitis, sciatica and degenerative disorders of disc.

Nabhi/Chakra Basti

Nabhi/Chakra Basti, helps to balance the Nabhi Marma – the vital center where all 72000 nadis (subtle energy pathways) converge. It Strengthens digestion and absorption, and facilitates the release of deeply seated emotions. It relieves digestive symptoms such as irritable bowel, flatulence, poor appetite, constipation and abdominal discomfort.

Nasya

Nasya is a guided instillation of medicated oil into the nostrils. It is one of the five panchakarma therapies.Generally a steam therapy is done after Nasya.  Nasya helps to enhance mental and sensory acuity, promotes mental clarity, clears the nose and sinuses of obstruction, promotes cleansing and flow of lymphatic fluid, promotes lightness of the body, soothes dryness in the nose.

Panchakarma

Panchakarma, which means five actions of purification is Ayurveda’s ancient cleansing and rejuvenating practice. It is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system, and restoring balance and well-being. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. Panchakarma purifies the tissues at a very deep level. It’s effects are powerful and long-lasting. The therapies open the subtle channels, bring life-enhancing energy thereby increasing vitality, inner peace, confidence and well-being.
Benefits : Eliminates toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind.Enhances self healing capacity of body and mind.Enhances digestion and metabolismRestores your constitutional balance improving health and wellness.Strengthens your immune system.Reverses the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process.Enhances self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity.Helps to bring deep relaxation and sense of well-being.

Panchakarma therapy program includes a preparatory phase, which starts few days before therapies start. A special diet has to be followed before and during Panchakarma therapies. Post Panchakarma diet plan will be provided on the last day of therapies. A gradual transition to normal diet is very important after detox therapies.  Therapy last for 2.5-3 hours everyday and is done for 3 days, 5 days or 7 days in a row.

Panchakarma therapy program includes the following:

  • Initial Ayurvedic consultation
  • Every day customized treatments for about 2.5-3hours
  • Daily evaluation and instructions
  • Instructions for Yoga and Pranayama
  • Specialized organic herbal teas and ingredients for detox diet will be provided to cook at home
  • During and post Panchakarma (until follow up consultation) Email support.
  • Care plan to take home following the therapy
  • Follow up consultation includes a personalized plan for wellness and recommendation of supplements as needed