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!