Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old Indian science of natural medicine, is as much a lifestyle guidance on an individual's well-being as it is a powerful system of medicine that delivers long-lasting results by addressing the fundamental, root causes of disease.
Within Ayurveda, the relationship between humans and their environment is considered sacred, and maintaining that balance is foundational to our well-being since everything in the universe is believed to consist of five basic elements: Ether (space), Water, Fire, Earth and Air.
They manifest themselves within the human constitution in three basic doshas: Vata (Ether and Air), Pitta (Fire and Water) and Kapha (Earth and Water). Understanding your dosha helps guide you in lifestyle choices, as well as in diagnosing the causes of imbalance within your body.
Simply put, ailments (from stress to acne to stomach aches) originate when there's an imbalance. All Ayuvedic treatments work by bringing these principles back into balance. Before we get started, it's important that you determine your Ayurverdic skin type: