Ayurveda

Ayurveda means “science of life or living”. Ayus means life or daily living, Veda means to know.

The science and theory of Ayurveda addresses all the panchakoshas, both in terms of healing and wellness aspects.

Ayurvedic science makes a mention of the pancha mahabhutas ether, air, fire, water & earth. These manifest as three humors namely vata, pitta & kapha which are the basic principles of ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment.

The three humors, when in balance leads to well-being of panchakoshas, when out of balance leads to illness at Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manomaya & Vijnanamaya planes of being.

Vata is formed by the combination of ether & air and its basic principle is movement at Annamaya kosha, responsible for all the physiological movements in the body. Vata is responsible for emotions like fear, anxiety, nervousness & freshness at Manomaya kosha. At Pranamaya kosha plane, vata is responsible for movement of the pranas or energies.

Pitta is formed by the combination of fire & water, and its basic principle is heat at Annamaya kosha, responsible for total metabolism which includes digestion, absorption, assimilation, body temperature & skin color. Pitta is responsible for emotions like anger, hate & jealousy at Manomaya kosha. At the plane of Pranamaya kosha , pitta is responsible for conversion of one form of energy into another.

Kapha is formed by the combination of water & earth, and its basic principle is stability & structure at Annamaya kosha , responsible for biological strength & natural tissue resistance or immunity. Kapha is responsible for emotions like attachment, greed, calmness, forgiveness, love & long-standing envy at Manomaya kosha . At the plane of Pranamaya kosha , kapha is responsible for providing balance of energies.

Anandamaya wellness center works on the principle of balancing the pancha mahabhutas, tridoshas & Panchakoshas through ayurvedic lifestyle principles of dinacharya (daily routine), ritucharya (seasonal routine), satvrutta (rules of good conduct) ayurvedic diet, nutrition & Panchakarma therapies.

Ayurveda also believes and synchronizes with Yogic principles to maintain a balance between all tridoshas, pancha mahabhutas & Panchakoshas.