The fast pace of life leaves many of us feeling stressed and fatigued. We have trouble unwinding at the end of the day and falling asleep. Far from living our best lives, we feel burnt out and overwhelmed. Ayurveda offers a new way of life.
My Journey to Wellness
It is based on the philosophy that we are a microcosm within an interconnected universe. Ayurvedic principles believe that disease results from an imbalance of our elemental nature or constitution. It helps us to understand our own constitution and how it relates to the universe.
Ayurveda allows us to make healthy choices, creating inner balance and outer radiance.
Ayurveda in Sanskrit translates as ‘knowledge’ or ‘science’ of life. Ayus means life or longevity and Veda means knowledge or science.
This ancient holistic healing system evolved from the Brahma Sages of Ancient India between 3000-5000 years ago. The philosophy of Ayurveda sees the interconnectedness and balance between mind, body, soul, and the senses. As human beings, we want to maintain a state of equilibrium, but this is constantly in flux due to our way of living and our environment.
Ayurveda honours a healthy lifestyle and supports the idea that we can heal ourselves. If we can recognise our potential imbalances, we can take control of our health and begin to feel rejuvenated.
Life’s journey is sacred. The Ayurvedic key to healthy living is found through a personalised combination of daily movement, healthy diet, aromatherapy, and powerful botanical remedies that address the root cause of illness rather than just the symptoms. This ancient system of healing works just as well today as it did through the ages. An Ayurvedic practitioner can offer simple solutions to prevent illness and regain balance. Even the smallest changes in diet and lifestyle can contribute to personal wellbeing.
In Ayurveda, all matter is made up of five elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether. Human beings are the sum of these elements. They manifest in the body as three Doshas; Vata (Ether and Air), Pitta (Fire and Water) and Kapha (Earth and Water).
The Doshas govern over all the biological and psychological functions of the body and mind. Illnesses arise through an imbalance in these 3 principles. The Doshas are life force energies that are found in the body and mind. Every individual has one dosha that is more dominant than the others, depending on their constitution or Prakriti. Factors that influence the Doshas include environment and climate, diet, and age.
The Doshas - Vata | Pitta | Kapha
VATA | NOURISHING
A predominately Vata Dosha person tends to be restless or anxious and the skin may be dry, thin, or age easily. Roots Veda Vata Beauty products aim to balance the air element to deeply nourish and calm.
PITTA | REFRESHING
A predominately Pitta Dosha person may feel irritable and aggravated, with sensitive skin prone to issues such as rosacea and acne. Roots Veda Pitta Beauty products reduce inflammation and offer a soothing sensation.
KAPHA | ENERGISING
A predominately Kapha Dosha person can feel tired and lack motivation. Roots Veda Kapha Beauty products revitalise and stimulate, balancing out the dense elements of earth and water. They assist with oily complexions, enlarged pores, and blackheads.