Because we've been repeatedly asked, we will now categorize our products by Doshas. In order to learn more about Doshas and which Dosha type Ayrveda characterizes you as, please visit Deepak Chopra's site.
Recognizing that human beings are part of nature, Ayurveda describes three fundamental energies that govern our inner and outer environments: movement, transformation, and structure. Known in Sanskrit as Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth), these primary forces are responsible for the characteristics of our mind and body. Each of us has a unique proportion of these three forces that shapes our nature. If Vata is dominant in our system, we tend to be thin, light, enthusiastic, energetic, and changeable. If Pitta predominates in our nature, we tend to be intense, intelligent, and goal-oriented and we have a strong appetite for life. When Kapha prevails, we tend to be easy-going, methodical, and nurturing. Although each of us has all three forces, most people have one or two elements that predominate.
For each element, there is a balanced and imbalance expression. When Vata is balanced, a person is lively and creative, but when there is too much movement in the system, a person tends to experience anxiety, insomnia, dry skin, constipation, and difficulty focusing. When Pitta is functioning in a balanced manner, a person is warm, friendly, disciplined, a good leader, and a good speaker. When Pitta is out of balance, a person tends to be compulsive and irritable and may suffer from indigestion or an inflammatory condition. When Kapha is balanced, a person is sweet, supportive, and stable but when Kapha is out of balance, a person may experience sluggishness, weight gain, and sinus congestion.
An important goal of Ayurveda is to identify a person’s ideal state of balance, determine where they are out of balance, and offer interventions using diet, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, music, and meditation to reestablish balance.
Our products contain various Ayurvedic herbs which assist in balancing a specific health issue. In addition, each of the ingredients is in particular suited to one of the three Doshas, and is extremely beneficial in balancing it. For instance, Fenugreek is exceptionally good for balancing Pitta.
Therefore, we have characterized our products by the Dosha types (which of the Doshas it's best meant to balance), and if you place this Dosha in the search (bottom of the page), you will see a list of products specifically suited for balancing it.
Have fun with it and let us know how the experimentation goes!