Ayurveda Basics

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Our NuPower Nutrition program is based in the ancient science of Ayurveda and recognizes that physical health in our modern world depends on balance!

What is Ayurveda?

  • It is considered one of the world’s oldest healing sciences

  • Originated in India at least 5,000 years ago

  • Name is a Sanskirt word literally meaning “the wisdom of life” or “knowledge of longevity”

  • Believes health is achieved when you are aligned with your own natural & unique state of balance.


What are the 5 elements that Ayurveda uses to explain imbalances in the body?

  • Earth – rules the actual structure and solidity of the digestive tract

  • Water – rules the liquid, fluid quality of the digestive juices and acids

  • Fire – rules the heat and digestive enzymes involved in the metabolic process

  • Space – pervades the whole process, including the space within each cell

  • Air – rules the peristaltic movement of the nutrients through the digestive tract

Each and every cell in the body is made up of all 5 elements!


What are The Three Doshas?

The five elements combine in various ways to form three constitutional principals known in Ayurveda as Doshas.

  • Vata – Comprised of air and space

  • Pitta – Comprised of fire and water

  • Kapha – Comprised of earth and water


Check out the next blog where we explore The Three Doshas in depth!  

NuPowerYoga Team