Practiced in India since ancient times, Ayurveda is among the most ancient natural systems for the welfare and care of mind and body , however, for years, it has remained a legacy known only by a small number of people. In the Eighties , thanks to collaboration with leading experts in the field, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi returned Ayurveda to its original splendour. Today this holistic system is called Maharishi Ayurveda and includes a series of activities to follow to achieve a single goal: the holistic health of the person.
MAHARISHI AYURVEDA: THE THREE PRINCIPLES
Ayuveda describes three fundamental universal energies which regulate all natural processes in the body. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, health and well-being depend on the balance of the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each dosha has a seat and a specific task in the body and consists of certain elements.
The air and ether are the elements of vata dosha , which presides over all the movements in our body. Its main centre is in the colon.
The Pitta dosha, composed of the air and water elements, is responsible for the changes in our body such as metabolism and digestion. Its centre is in the stomach.
Finally, water and earth are the elements that make up the Kapha dosha , which resides in the lungs and is responsible for our immune system.
The operation of these three “doshas” or physiological principles is easily modified by a buildup of toxins, from external influences and the physical and mental stress.
The Maharishi Ayurveda treats the whole person , with a number of practices such as personalized nutrition, ayurvedic products and treatments, music, breathing exercises and meditation.