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Ayurveda & Doshas


Ayurveda & Doshas

Ayurveda : ayur {life} + veda {knowledge}

Sister Science of Yoga

Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga that focuses on the inner and outer wellbeing through harmonizing elements in the body.

The Doshas

According to this ancient science, each one of us exhibits a particular bio-energy that comes together through the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether).
These are called 'doshas'.

Body-mind Archetypes

There are three types of doshas - Vata (air+ether), Pitta (fire+water), Kapha (earth+water). These combinations of the elements coalesce into three body-mind archetypes and dominate our physiological activities and also skin type.

At Shankara, we are primarily
concerned about your three Ayurvedic skin types.




Normal, Sensitive or Combination Skin