By Dr. Light Miller Originally published in LA Yoga Ayurveda and Health Ayurveda has been practiced in the U.S. for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Q: I run daily in training for the upcoming L.A. Marathon and have […]
Vata is the most important of the three doshas. If left unbalanced it causes Pitta and Kapha to become imbalanced. Vata is the main driver or mover of the body, providing the following functions: All eliminations: fetus, semen, feces, urine, and sweat. Assists with metabolisms in the body (Agni), transformation of tissues. Controls movement in […]
Wherever there is transformation, there is Pitta. Pitta provides the following functions: Metabolism, from digestion of food to transformation of all other material. Thermogenesis – maintains the proper body temperature. Vision. Comprehension of information into knowledge / reasoning and judgment. Complexion – gives color and softness to skin.
Kapha is the heaviest of the three doshas. It provides the structures and the lubrication that the body needs. Kapha provides the following functions: Strength and energy. Moistness and lubrication. Stability to add the necessary grounding aspect to both mind and body. Mass and structure to provide fullness to bodily tissues. Fertility and virility. Kapha: […]