Ayurveda means the science of life. Ayurveda originated in India about 5000 years ago as the sister to Yoga. At the time, yoga was primarily meditation, with asana (the movements) to strengthen and stretch the body, to support it in sitting for more meditation. Ayurveda was everything else…our individual constitutions, diets, healthy habits, etc. More than just what we eat, Ayurveda stresses that we are part of nature and therefore it teaches us to live in rhythm with the day, with the seasons, and within our lifespan.
I have been sharing some of the concepts of Ayurveda and today I wanted to focus on the Ayurvedic Clock. Ayurveda is based on the idea of living in sync with Mother Nature. One of the easiest ways to do this is to focus on our daily rhythm.
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I explained the Doshas in a previous video, but to recap:
The 3 Doshas are made up of various combinations of the 5 elements. Dosha is defined as "each of three energies that circulate in the body and govern physiological activity".