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Ayurveda - A Complete Science Of Life

Sunaina Dhawan


Bachelor in Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (B.A.M.S.)

Master in Alternative Medicine (Yoga & Acupressure)

Panchkarma Therapist


Phone: 706-413-3833

Disclaimer: All information provided in this presentation is provided for information and educational purposes only; statements contained here are reported in an effort to preserve traditional cultural lore and information. Nothing here should be construed as an attempt to diagnose, prescribe, or recommend treatment for any disease or condition. Please consult your physician for medical advice regarding any medical condition and do not use any of the historical information on this presentation without your physicians approval.

origin of ayurveda
  • Texts written in India between 3,500 and 5,000 years ago
  • The oldest healing science in existence, from which all other systems emerged


Ayurveda = Ayu + Veda

Ayu is life

Veda is knowledge or science


ayurveda a way of life
AYURVEDA – A Way Of Life
  • Ayurveda is a science dealing not only with treatment of some diseases but is a complete way of life
principles of ayurveda
  • DHATUS - Tissues
  • MALAS - Waste products
  • VATA (Air & Space )
  • PITTA (Fire & Water)
  • KAPHA (Water & Earth)
vata the air
VATA - The Air
  • Vata is dry, light, cold, mobile, active, clear, astringent, and it is dispersing.
  • Vata season is autumn
  • Time of day is afternoon and early morning
vata types their functions
VATA -Types & Their Functions
  • Prana Vata : Governs the senses, creative thinking, reasoning, enthusiasm,
  • Udana Vata : Governs quality of voice, memory, movements of thought
  • Samana Vata : Governs movement of food through digestive tract
  • Apana Vata : Elimination of wastes, sexual function, menstrual cycle
  • Vyana Vata : Governs blood flow, heart rhythm, perspiration, sense of touch
useful tips to balance vata dosha
Useful Tips To Balance Vata Dosha
  • Abhyanga (ayurvedic massage)
  • Stay warm in cold and windy weather
  • Consume warm and cooked foods (less raw foods)
  • Go to bed early and have lot of rest and sleep.
  • Favor oily and heavy food with sweet, sour, and salty tastes.
don ts for vata dosha
DON'Ts For Vata Dosha
  • Avoid light, dry, cold, pungent, bitter and astringent foods
  • Avoid raw foods, juices, fasting
  • Avoid stimulants ,smoking ,alcohol
  • Refrain from excessive aerobic activity
pitta the fire
PITTA - The Fire
  • Pitta has hot, sharp, light, liquid, sour, oily and spreading qualities.
  • Strong smell, like a fleshy odor
  • Liking for sour or bitter taste.
pitta types their functions
Pitta -Types & Their Functions
  • Alochaka Pitta : Controls functioning of the eyes
  • Bhrajaka Pitta : Responsible for healthy glow of the skin
  • Sadhaka Pitta : Controls desire, drive, decisiveness, spirituality
  • Pachaka Pitta : Responsible for digestion, assimilation, metabolism for healthy nutrients and tissues
  • Ranjaka Pitta : Responsible for healthy, toxin-free blood
useful tips to balance pitta dosha
Useful Tips To Balance Pitta Dosha
  • Keep cool
  • Favor cool, heavy, dry, sweet, bitter and astringent foods
  • Keep activities in moderation
  • Keep regular mealtimes, especially at noon
don ts for pitta dosha
DON'Ts For Pitta Dosha
  • Avoid sesame and mustard oils, fish, buttermilk, mutton, acidic fruits, alcohol, meat and fatty, oily foods.
  • Restrict pungent, sour, salty, warm, oily and light foods
  • Avoid over work
  • Avoid fasting
kapha the water
KAPHA -The Water
  • Heavy, slow, cool, oily, liquid, dense, thick,

static and cloudy qualities.

kapha types their functions
Kapha - Types & Their Functions
  • Tarpaka Kapha : Responsible for moisture for nose, mouth, eyes and brain
  • Bhodaka Kapha : Governs Sense of taste, which is essential for good digestion
  • Kledaka Kapha : Controls moisture of the stomach and intestinal mucosal lining
  • Avalambaka Kapha : Protects the heart, strong muscles, healthy lungs
  • Sleshaka Kapha : Lubricates the joints,Keeps skin soft and supple.
useful tips to balance kapha dosha
Useful Tips To Balance Kapha Dosha
  • Do regular exercise, Begin with Sooryanamaskara to warm up your body, which should be followed by a Vigorous activity
  • Prefer warm temperatures, Stay warm and dry in cold, damp weather
  • Use Fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes
  • Favor pungent, bitter, astringent, light, dry and warm foods
don ts for kapha dosha
DON'Ts For Kapha Dosha
  • Reduce heavy, oily, cold, sweet, sour and salty foods
  • Avoid heavy meals.
  • Sleep promotes Kapha hence avoid excessive sleep,
  • All frozen desserts are to be avoided.
dhatus tissues
DHATUS - Tissues
  • RASA (Plasma)
  • RAKTA (Blood)
  • MAS (Muscle tissue)
  • MED (Adipose tissue)
  • ASTHI (Bone)
  • MAJJA (Bone marrow tissue)
  • SHUKRA (Reproductive fluid)
malas waste products
MALAS – Waste Products
  • Purisa (Faeces)
  • Mutra (Urine)
  • Sweda (Sweat)
pharmacology of ayurveda

The materia medica of the Ayurveda, composed of the five basic elements

  • Taste (rasa)
  • Potency (virya)
  • Taste of the digestion product (vipaka)
  • Properties (guna)
  • Specific properties (prabhava)
pathology of ayurveda
  • Under normal conditions, the doshas, dhatus and malas correspond to certain standards. Every disease is related to an imbalance of the doshas.
  • Other coherent factors can be:
  • The disturbance of the biological factors (agnis)
  • The formation and accumulation of undigested nutrients(ama),
  • Obstruction of the body channels (shrotorodha)
  • Disturbed assimilation in the tissues.
  • Taste: Herbal medicines given according to there taste (rasa)
  • Touch: Massage (abhyañga), yoga, and exercise
  • Smell: Aromatherapy
  • Sight: Color therapy
  • Hearing: Music therapy, mantra meditation, chanting.
  • Spiritual: Include meditation, living ethically and working in a career that one loves or is purposeful.
uniqueness of ayurveda

This spiritual science offers numerous unique benefits:

  • It looks at people as individuals, not as a generic group
  • It heals from the root-cause of an illness, not merely treating the symptoms.
  • Natural therapies & Inexpensive
  • No side effects and therapies are effective