Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
Yoga poses to balance tri doshasto cure diseases
Author(s): Meena Jain
Abstract: The ancient science of Ayurveda, originated in India, some 5000 or more years ago, is the oldest known form of health care in the world. According to Vedic scholar David Frawley “Yoga is the practical side of the Vedic Teachings, while Ayurveda is the healing side”. Yogic Sage Patanjali’s words “Yoga is the settling of mind into silence. When mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness”. The ultimate goal of Yoga is to connect people to their true Divine essences & expand their consciousness. Stay focused on your intension to stay present & take the Yoga Practice to a deeper level. Yoga Poses awakens grace restore your sense of balance & wholeness. It is important to personalized your Yoga practice for your unique mind – body constitution or Dosha. Our body is constituted with five basic elements, Panch Maha Bhutas & all the Yoga Practices work on the Panch Maha Bhutas. Knowledge of these Maha Bhutas is the basis of Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda. These Panch Maha Bhutas are the building blocks of the human body. 72% Water, 12% Earth, 6% Air, 4% Fire, 6% Space comprises Human body. This percentage of Panch Maha Bhutas may differ in every individual. These Maha Bhutas combine to form specific Bio-Energies called Doshas, existing in the whole nature & existing in us. The term “Dosha” arises from Ayurveda & is translated to mean a persons’ physical & emotional constitutional nature. We have all the Tri Doshas within us – they make up our individual Prakrutis. Combination of Panch Maha Bhutas into 3 energies is called “Tri Doshas”. The tri Doshas cater to the metabolic functions & structural composition of our body. The balance of these Tri Doshas indicates good health & imbalance indicates Diseases or ill health. We all have a different balance of Tri Doshas. These tri Doshas are known as Vata, Pitta & Kapha. The doshas, known as mind – body types, express particular patterns of energy – each a blend of physical, emotional & mental characteristics. Both the systems of Ayurveda & Yoga help to balance each dosha for optimal health. These Tri Doshas are Vata Dosha: Space & Air (Governs Mind & Body) Pitta Dosha: Fire (Governs Metabolic Activities) Kapha Dosha: Water & Earth (Governs structural integrity & imparts vita).