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AYURVEDA THE ANCIENT SCIENCE OF LIFE
TYPE OF CONSTITUTION
Prakriti with single dosha predominance ( Ekadoshaja )
• Vataja Prakriti
• Pittaja Prakriti
• Kaphaja Prakriti
Prakriti with predominance of two doshas (Dwandwaja)Vata & Pitta
Vata & Kapha
Pitta & Kapha
Prakriti with an equilibrium of three doshas ( Tridoshaja )
Based on the preponderance of doshas and their combinations- in the prakriti- the psychosomati
constitution - entire human population can be polarized into 7 groups-
Constitution Value Vata Pitta Kapha
Frame Thin Moderate Thick
Body Weight Low Moderate Over Weight
Skin Dry, Rough, Cool Brown, Black Soft, Oily, Warm
Fair, Red, Yellowish
Thick, Oily, Cool
Hair Black, Dry, Kinky Soft, Oily, Yellow
Early Gray, Red
Thick, Oily, Wavy
Dark or Light
Teeth Protruded, Big & Crooked Moderate in size,
Soft Gums, Yellowish
Eyes Small, Dull, Dry
Sharp, Green, Grey
Big, Attractive, Blue
Appetite Variable, Scanty Good, Excessive Slow but Steady
Taste Sweet, Sour, Saline Sweet, Bitter, Astringent Pungent, Bitter, Astringent
Thirst Variable Excessive Scanty
Elimination Dry, Hard, Constipated Soft, Oily, Loose Thick, Oily, Heavy, Slow
Physical Activity Very Active Moderate Lethargic
Mind Restless, Active Aggressive, Intelligent Calm, Slow
Emotional-Temperament Fearful, Insecure
Calm, Greedy, Attached
Faith Changeable Fanatic Steady
Memory Recent Memory Good
Remote Memory Poor
Sharp Slow But Prolonged
Dreams Fearful, Jumping
Fiery, Anger, War, Violence Watery, River, Ocean, Lake, Romantic
Sleep Scanty, Interrupted Little but Sound Heavy, Prolonged
Speech Fast Sharp & Cutting Slow, Monotonous
Financial Status Poor, Spends Money
Quickly on Trifles
Moderate, Spends on Luxuries Rich, Money Saver, Spends on Foods
Pulse Thready, Feeble,
Moves Like a Snake
Moderate, Jumping Like a Frog Broad, Slow, Moves Like a Swan
Know Your Constitution
Physical & Mental Traits Under Vata, Pitta, Kapha Thus, on a finer grouping of psychosomatic constitutions, it is possible to categorize
human population into 10 Groups. Of all the 10 groups, population with single dosha dominance is rare entity. Persons with a prakriti
predominated by only one dosha –are highly problematic entities in many ways. The Samaprakiti –where there is a precise equilibrium
of three doshas, is highly desirable constitutional type. A majority of human population tends to exhibit the characters of a dual prakriti.
Most of us have two doshas dominating our prakriti.
Ayurveda in Nutshell
Ayurveda, India's holistic, integrated, physiotherapeutic medical system is based
upon the universal natural law of balancing the five elements (ether, air, fire, water
and earth) that make up the physical body. When one or more of these elements go
out of balance because of improper diet and life style, various diseases and mental
disturbances can manifest. Ayurveda explains that these five elements are kept
intact in the body by three subtle forces called doshas.
The key to maintaining physical and mental health is in keeping these elements and
doshas in harmonic balance through proper diet, herbs and life style, otherwise
early aging and various diseases can manifest. The three doshas are called Vata
(sattva), Pitta (raga) and Kapha (tama).
These three doshas can even be traced back to the very beginning of creation as
representing the three Gods in Vedic wisdom Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. Vata is the
underlying subtle force ruling over ether and air, Pitta rules fire and Kapha is
responsible for keeping the water and earth elements in balance. One or more of
these doshas or elements will predominate in every individual living entity creating
seven possible body types. By knowing which type you are by symptoms the proper
diet and herbal treatment can be established for you
The Western Perception of being Healthy
In the west people generally judge their health according to their
muscle tone however in the east they see the internal organs as
being the most important aspect of good health.
All diseases result "not" from poor muscle tone but from poor
internal organ function. Regular use of quality herbs, a healthy
ayurvedic diet according to your constitution and exercise can
help keep our internal organs strong and healthy so in old age
we have a much better chance of warding off diseases that
result from poor internal organ function.
Keeping in good health is our best investment for prevention of
the diseases that come as we get older..
Be a part of Ayurveda, the Spiritual Health Science which could
be the World's health care system of the next millennium
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old perfected health care system. India's Vedic Medical System
The Four Step Treatment Programme
Treatment in Ayurveda is a two pronged process. One involving actual treatment. The other- the more important- a life-style
consultation. Followed by a cleansing of the mind and body, which then has to be maintained by the individual for the
treatment to be effective.
Every person is understood to be 3 dimensional. i.e. comprised of body, mind and soul. And these 3 dimensions are set in an
individualised pattern based on the predominant dosha (i.e. Prakruti). An imbalance in anyone of these dimensions leads to "ill-
being" (Vikruti). It is only after a detailed consultation, that the physician determines the cause of this imbalance. Using the 3
ancient techniques of observation (Darsana), touching/feeling (Sparsana) and interrogation (Prasna). After which the patient is
given a detailed description of what he might expect to undergo over the next few days/weeks.
ABHYANGA : Or conventional oil therapy. Where the medicated oils are gently applied over the body. To alleviate fatigue,
delay aging, improve sleep; etc.
SWEDANA : A mild fomentation procedure (using a cloth dipped in hot water).
NASYA: Is an instilling of 2 drops of oil in the nose just before inhalation.
GANDOOSHA : Or gargling lasts 5 minutes using different kinds of liquids (depending on each individual's need).
DANTA DHAVANA : 5 minutes of teeth cleaning with a herbal powder so as to prevent infections.
ANJANA : Is the lining of the rims of the eye with an anti-infection paste for 5 minutes. To improve eyesight and delay cataract
KARNAPOORANA : Is the pouring of 24 drops of medicated oil in each ear for 5 minutes. To protect the ears from infection.
SNANA : Or a bath with herbal powders is administered at the end of each session. The first treatment session (including
consultation) takes up to 3 hours. Subsequent sessions take approximately 90 minutes.
DHARA: Is a treatment process where the patient is made to lie on a special wooden bed (a droni), after which, the medicated
oil /milk/buttermilk/ etc. are poured in a prescribed, continuous steam on his head by the therapist. Who is assisted in
this treatment by 2 other therapists, who help him with the oil application over the patient's body.
Aligning Body, Mind & Soul
The 10 Day programme has
been conceived to
refresh/align the Body, Mind
& Soul with an age-old
science of healthy living.
Also to provide an
opportunity to an individual
to assess & plan the
measures to rectify the
behavioral, life style and
environmental factors which
creates the disharmony in
the three doshas.
DAY 03 IN CALICUT
You awake from a restful,
undisturbed night’s sleep.
Your day begins with an hour of
Yoga and meditation under the
eyes instructors. Followed by a
specially prescribed breakfast.
After which you are led for your
long sessions with a therapists
Punctuated only by lunch. And
a period of rest
It might interest you to know
that at the Centre it is not just
your body we concentrate on,
but your mind as well. Which
we hope to make more aware
and equilibrimise with soothing
Indian classical music and
lectures on Ayurveda, yoga,
astrology and spirituality.
Day concludes with the
Specially prescribed Supper
followed by relaxed Sleep
DAY 09 CALICUT – VYTHIRI
After breakfast drive to
Vythiri, 65 Kms & approx 02
Hours at an altitude of 3750
– 4500 ft.
The Fycus tree is one of the
sturdiest, with strong roots
that help with stand storms
and downpours. Moreover,
the resort area in the
Western Ghats has no known
history of landslides and
cloudbursts from Vythiri, 65
km from Kozhikode(Calicut) ,
it takes almost 45 minutes
to reach the base camp of
the resort by jeep.
Day at Leisure & overnight
DAY 10 VYTHIRI – CALICUT
Morning at leisure to enjoy the
virgin scenic beauty.
Late morning drive to Calicut
airport to board the Jet Airways
flight to Mumbai.
Departure Kozhikode (Calicut)
at 1400 Hrs
Arrival Mumbai at 1540 Hrs
On arrival meeting assistance &
transfer to airport hotel.
Evening : Farewell Dinner &
later transfer to International
airport to board the onwards
The God of Medicines